Voice Academy is a studio dedicated to training singers and musicians from beginners to professionals. Our team of coaches work to create a comfortable learning environment and community atmosphere for all ages. Voice Academy provides individualized one-on-one Singing Lessons to strengthen vocal ability, build range and help you discover the voice you've been dreaming of. We also offer Guitar, Piano and Drum Lessons for all styles! Lessons are just one of the many things we offer. At Voice Academy, we provide several performance opportunities, full production concerts, open mics, songwriting & professional recording services.
The owners of Voice Academy have over 30 years of combined experience in music. From studying classical music theory and application, to working with industry coaches and artists from around the world and being on reality singing TV shows.
We strive to build your voice, confidence and passion to find your inner artist!
"If you're looking for somewhere to take singing lessons, this is the place to go!! Not only is this studio professional but it's also fun and makes people of all ages excited to learn to sing. The coaches are completely invested in their students and always give 110%." – Sierra S.
MEET THE TEAM
Cassie - Founder
Cassie Nutter has been singing and performing in the entertainment industry for over 18 years. She has appeared in multiple television singing competitions such as NBC’s The Voice and ABC’s Rising Star, and sang at the SF Giants stadium in front of 40,000 people. Throughout her years of performing she has trained with industry coaches and professionals from around the world and has coached hundreds of singers in her 8 years as a vocal coach. In 2016 Cassie successfully co-founded and launched Voice Academy. She is determined to share her extensive experience and knowledge to aspiring singers and musicians around the world through Voice Academy.
CJ - Guitar Coach
Cj Washington is a Sacramento-based American Pop, R&B, and Soul singer-songwriter and guitarist. His years of dedication to singing and guitar have opened the door to many opportunities like starring as a contestant on MTVs P. Diddy's Starmaker in 2009, a network show that reached millions of viewers worldwide. He was also featured in the Blind Auditions on NBC's The Voice Season 16, in 2019. If you are a beginner or ready to take your guitar skill to the next level, CJ is excited to help you reach your goals as a musician.
Sara - Founder
Sara Solomon has over 24 years’ experience in the music and entertainment industry and has been a vocal/music coach for more than 12 years. She is the co-founder of Voice Academy and has helped grow it into a successful studio. Sara majored in Music Theory in college and has played musical instruments since she was ten years old. Her connections in the business and entertainment industries with such companies as Disney, The CW Channel 31, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, various professional sports teams, and many others have enabled Voice Academy artists to have a stage to perform on throughout California.
Melyssa - Singing Coach
Melyssa has been a vocal coach and award-winning choreographer for a combined total of 10+ years! She’s trained in multiple areas of the performing arts including dance, singing, acting, and music. Graduating Magna Cum Laude from California State University Sacramento, she received a Bachelor of Arts in Dance, with an emphasis in choreography, and Musical Theatre. She has sang throughout the Sacramento region for many different artistic projects including guest performances at The Crest Theatre. Melyssa takes her passion for music and performing to the stage as lead singer of the Sacramento cover band Popular Demand! Melyssa incorporates her extensive training and performance experience into her teaching and loves to help develop students into artists and performers!
Ben - Singing Coach
Ben Cole began his passion for music at age 10 when he started to play piano and sing. He has extensive performance experience and has been singing publicly since the age of 12. He later went on to receive his Associate of Arts degree in Music.
Ben is well-versed in songwriting and has worked with many artists in studio collaborations. Through teaching he hopes to inspire singers to follow their dreams as an artist.
Shea - Singing & Guitar Coach
Shea is a singer-songwriter, musician, and performer. She has been professionally performing in the Sacramento area for the last 13 years. She has also been teaching guitar, ukulele and voice for the past 10. Shea is knowledgeable, passionate, fun and charismatic. Using the latest techniques, she caters every lesson to the students specific and unique musical goals. Whether it is a hobby or a lifelong dream, Shea will give you the skills you need to play and sing the songs you love.
Kristen - Singing Coach
At a young age, Kristen Brown formed the country trio Auburn Road. Known for their smooth three part harmonies they have achieved big dreams like opening for national acts such as Toby Keith, Morgan Wallen, and even joined Rascal Flatts on their farewell tour in 2019. Kristens immense passion for singing and songwriting can be heard in Auburn Roads Albums & Singles which have gained support from Radio Disney and a #1 single on Women Of Country. Kristen is excited to be part of the coaching team at Voice Academy and looks forward to helping young singers achieve their goals and dreams.
Wesley - Studio Producer
Wes Ivazes a top charting Songwriter, Mixing Engineer, and Music Producer has been
producing in recording studios worldwide for over 18 years professionally. Wes has earned himself credits with Sony, Universal, Warner Music, Disney, MTV, and claims half a dozen top 10 charting songs and two #1 charting singles. He’s produced remixes for major artists such as Fall Out Boy, The Black Eyed Peas, Tritonal, Dillon Francis, + more. Wes is the studio producer at Voice Academy and loves working with emerging artists helping to develop their sound, craft amazing original songs helping them to achieve their dreams.