Maria McNeil

CEO & Artistic Director

Teaching, writing music, and performing are my true passions. But before all of this, I was just like you. I wanted to sing. I wanted to be an artist.

My Background

Coming from a strong musical family in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, I had dreams to share music with the world. From the age of 10, I had the opportunity to study under well-accomplished singers/musicians and graduated with honors from the Chicago Academy for the Arts.

Later I attended and graduated from Berklee College of Music with a professional music degree focusing in vocal performance and songwriting.

The Music Mentor

Though I spent many years performing and traveling I would always find myself teaching. It soon became clear that my passions had shifted and  I loved being behind the scenes. I found great joy sharing everything I know to people seeking guidance with their gifts. I now have a client list that ranges from young vocal students, to those looking for a weekly musical experience, to those currently working in the music industry and now even to other vocal teachers. I find joy in helping people discover and reach new potential.

 In April of 2013 I opened the McNeil Voice Studio in Boston Massachusetts. I then followed my heart and moved my vision to Somerset Kentucky. There we have grown into a diverse team full of teachers with rich experiences and have become the McNeil Music Center.


Maria McNeil