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.

KailaMullady.com 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.

MarkMartinCreative.com Mark Tedx Talk Mark Instagram: @MarkMartinCreative

Arabelle Luke 

Lead Instructor 

Arabelle Luke, aka AirLoom Beats, is a Brooklyn based beatboxer and educator featured in publications such as Elle and BET. Airloom strives to showcase the dynamics within her art form while emphasizing a sense of community.  Working with organizations like Get Empowered and Kids Creative, she facilitates professional developments, workshops, and classes in beatboxing, loop station song production, and hip hop culture with special needs populations and participants of all ages across the tristate area. 

When AirLoom isn't teaching, she incorporates her melody-driven beatbox style into original music for plays, media content, beatbox battles and improvised performances. Along with performing at iconic venues like, La Mama Theatre, and The Blue Note, she‚Äôs opened for Rakim at the Stanhope House.¬† During the quarantine, AirLoom has continued performing on virtual platforms as a ‚Äúone-woman house band‚ÄĚ for MAAAD Late!: The Improvised Late Night Show and PROPS!: The Hip Hop Gameshow. In 2020, Airloom was selected to be a US Hip-Hop Ambassador for Next Level USA, and she is eagerly awaiting to complete her residency in The Ukraine.¬† Emphasizing community, Arabelle moves forward with the desire to build hip hop consciousness and positivity with her educational services business.

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Michael Crisol

Lead Instructor 

Michael Crisol, aka Doctor Brick, is a beatboxer, born and raised in the Bronx. As of 2022, Doctor Brick is ranked as the 16th best beatboxer in the US. He has been competitively beatboxing since 2016 in cities all over North America, including Boston, Atlanta, New York, and Toronto. Some of these battles include the American Beatbox Championships, East Coast Beatbox Battle, and the Great North Beatbox Battle. In a number of these competitions, he tackles the tag team division with his partner, Alex P, as the duo known as Snakes and Ladders. Outside of the competitive scene, Brick performs with New York's premiere hip hop improv group, North Coast, blending hip hop with improv comedy. 

Michael has been the lead instructor using beatboxing as a tool for music therapy at the Lavelle School for the Blind for over 5 years. He is passionate about sharing his love for beatboxing. 

 

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David Bradshaw 

Lead Facilitator

David "BS" Bradshaw is an emcee, beatboxer, educator, and arts programming specialist. He is the creator, writer, and host of PROPS! Game Show and founder of Freestyle Fitness NYC, a freestyle rap initiative pairing cyphers to lesson plans to produce therapeutic cognitive work-outs steeped in life and language skills.                                           

He's released music through Tommy Boy Records, toured regionally, performed at the Apollo, and has been featured on RedBullTV and The Today Show. He performs with Broadway's Freestyle Love Supreme and has collaborated on hip-hop-based team-building and professional development seminars with entities like Facebook, Nikon, Toyota, and Carnegie Hall. 

BS currently facilitates workshops for learners of all ages and abilities in freestyling, songwriting, and beatboxing, including incarcerated youth and special needs populations. You can find BS performing and teaching through Freestyle Love Supreme’s Freestyle+ initiative, hosting PROPS!, his own Freestyle Fitness workshops, or at a place of warm gathering in your community.

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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).

TheVisceralVoice.com LifeLightMassage.com 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 www.expressyourgenius.com
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