Forbes Music Company is proud to continue it’s Teacher Spotlight series. Periodically, we will be introducing you to one of our teachers. Through an informal interview, they will share stories about their musical endeavors, training and where they find inspiration.
In this Teacher Spotlight, we are excited to feature a teacher with a wealth of performance experience. Vickie is a voice and piano teacher with Forbes Music and actively performs in various venues along the east coast. Vickie’s album Time Machine is available on iTunes and she also assisted one of her Forbes Music Company students in releasing her very first track on iTunes earlier this year.
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Vickie N. has been training vocalists and pianists for the past 9 years and loves sharing her passion for music and the stage with artists of all ages and levels. As a vocalist and piano accompanist, she has helped prep her students for performances on Amateur Night at the Apollo, Broadway, venues around NYC, and TV Talent show auditions, including one of her students from Team Adam on The Voice.
Vickie was crowned the CBS Star Search Grand Champion in 2004 by receiving five stars from judges Naomi Judd, Ben Stein, Ahmet Zappa and MC Lyte in the vocal category. Vickie was teaching music at the Mark Twain Junior high school during her appearance on CBS and returned home to a classroom of proud students. Vickie was signed to a development deal with Sony Records and recorded five songs with the label. During the 2nd season of Star Search, A&M records released “Like no other” which was executive produced by Ron Fair.
After her win on CBS, she made her Carnegie Hall debut with the New York Pops Orchestra under the direction of the late Skitch Henderson as well as opened for such acts as Reba McIntyre, Deborah Cox and Ashford & Simpson. Last year she was chosen to represent the test pilot for the CW TV show The Next a music competition where Vickie was able to be mentored by the legendary Gloria Estefan. Vickie has toured China, Germany, Japan and the US and is currently working on her second album as well as training, grooming and writing for up and coming artists.
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