The Academy of Noise Team

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Kaila Mullady

Co-Founder and Head Instructor at AON

Kaila Mullady is the 2015 & 2018 World Beatbox Champion, the 2014 American Vice Beatbox Champion, 3x Loop Station Champion and 3x reigning Beatrhyme Champion.

Kaila performs all over the world infusing beatboxing, singing, rapping, and theater to push the boundaries of creativity and show just what the human instrument is capable of.

One of the most fulfilling parts of Kaila's career has been traveling the world teaching workshops promoting expression and leadership through music. Her work using beatboxing as a tool for speech therapy led to a partnership with New York University where a class was explicitly designed to build tools in the classroom for blind students based off of her curriculum.

Whether on stage in front of beatbox fans, in an auditorium speaking to students, or helping staff training at a corporate event, Kaila has seen the benefits of beatboxing and how it allows people to open up, work together and build listening skills, no matter what their musical skill level is. Kaila believes beatboxing is the perfect vehicle to allow audiences to come out of their shell and build confidence in their voice. Instagram: @KailaMullady

Mark Martin

Co-Founder and Head Instructor at AON

New York City based artist, educator, speaker, and musician Mark Martin is best known for playfully blurring the lines between language and sound through his energetic and dynamic blend of beatboxing and theater.

Martin is starring in an exciting and energetic immersive adaptation of Shakespeare's "Midsummer's Night Dream" this fall off Broadway opening this fall in NYC. The show, titled "Midsummer: A Shakespearience" will feature some of the word's best tap dancers, rhythmic experts from shows like Stomp, jaw-dropping variety acts, and world class street dancers, tied together in a hysterical retelling of one of Shakespeare's most well loved comedies. Martin will be playing the part of Bottom, a "beat-weaver" who tells his stories through sound and beatboxing.

Martin is a passionate educator with over 11 years of experience, teaching workshops, assemblies, corporate functions, and private lessons both in person and online. Martin was recently featured in a Tedx Talk about his work with Beatboxing and Education - check it out here.

Winner of the 2016 American Beatbox Championships and the 2016 International 2016 BeatRhyme Battle, Mark has battled in and judged many international beatbox battles including the World Beatbox Championships, and the Grand Beatbox Battle. Mark Tedx Talk Tickets for Midsummer: A Shakespearience Mark Instagram: @MarkMartinCreative

Christine Schneider

Head of research and Advisory Board Member for The Academy of Noise.

Christine Schneider has been a pioneer for manual laryngeal therapy in the US for over a decade. Her private practice in NYC, LifeLight Massage Therapy PLLC, specializes in laryngeal and TMJ treatments for professional voice users. Working alongside New York’s top Laryngologists, Speech Pathologists and Voice teachers, she provides the manual component for vocal rehabilitation and vocal health maintenance.


In addition to her practice, she created The Visceral Voice, a program and podcast which bring her passion and knowledge for vocal health, anatomy, self-care and movement to the wide variety of vocal athletes throughout the world.


With the Barral Institute, Christine also has extensive training in Visceral Components of the Neck and Thorax, Visceral Manipulation, and Neuromeningeal Manipulation.


Her other specializations include Myofascial Assessment and Release, Treatment of Whiplash and Related Disorders, and CranioSacral Therapy. She is also a certified movement specialist with training from the Brookbush Institute, Gray Institute, Immaculate Dissection, and the Institute for Integrative Health and Fitness Education. 


Graduating from Oklahoma City University with a Bachelor’s in Music in both Vocal Performance and French Horn Performance, Christine’s first expression of love for the voice was as a professional performer all around the world. She is a proud member of SAG/AFTRA, AEA, AGVA, and is a Voting Member for PAVA (Pan American Vocology Association). Instagram: @thevisceralvoice The Visceral Voice Podcast

Tom Burke

Advisory Board Member for the Academy of Noise

Tom Burke is a licensed speech-language pathologist who has provided voice training and rehabilitation services to professional singers and actors in the film, television, music, and music theatre industries. His work has been featured on MTV, The Oprah Winfrey Network, HBO and Bravo TV. He's also served as a strategic storytelling and thought leadership consultant for Google since 2007 and speaker coach for the TED institute. Learn more at

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