Nashville-raised Katie Talbot began studying with Brett Manning at 18 years old and shortly after booked a national tour with Veggie Tales as a full-time Cast Member. Upon returning from tour, Katie continued to train with Brett and moved to Los Angeles in 2008 to pursue a singing and acting career. She quickly signed with an R&B label with Mike McCary from Boyz II Men.
While recording and performing in Hollywood’s music industry, Katie developed nodules. In returning to Nashville, Brett’s technique was able to restore her to full health in record time. She then discovered her love for working behind the scenes in artist development, styling, and independent vocal coaching. This love spurred her decision to return to Nashville to certify for vocal coaching alongside her longtime coach.
Her training style is to maintain individual character while correcting and fine tuning a student’s voice. In addition, Katie’s ultimate goal is to encourage and equip her students with optimal vocal abilities which help them reach personal goals.
Since certifying nearly two years ago, Katie has taught over 2,100 lessons with students all over the world. She thrives in studio and touring environments, and is highly sought after for vocal technique and production. Having worked on countless records, as well as having professional touring experience, Katie is able to affectively work with touring artists on the road to help them maintain vocal stamina and health.
"As a vocal coach, it is vital for me to bring the most out of the artists voice while they are in the studio. My goal is to make them feel comfortable, so they are able to deliver their best performance. The studio is all about creativity and vulnerability, so the artist should know how to take risks with style, while maintaining their voice and vocal health. The same goes for a relentless touring schedule, restless nights, show after show, and constant talking. All these things wear on the voice, and in order to keep the voice alive, it must be maintained and kept with vocal technique and therapy."