Nicole McDonagh is a vocalist and vocal coach from Ballincollig. Nicole’s interest in music and musical theatre was fostered at a very young age, beginning piano lessons at age six and attending musical theatre classes throughout her school life.
In 2013 Nicole graduated from the CIT Cork School of Music with an honours degree in vocal performance under the direction of Mary Mulcahy and Mary Hegarty.
Nicole was one of the founding committee members of the CIT Musical Society, and performed as Jack's Mother in her final year in Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods.
After completing her degree, Nicole trained with Musical Theatre Ireland under the direction of Johnathan Tweedie and Ross Campbell, a singing professor from the Royal Academy of Music, London. This is where Nicole's passion for vocal technique grew as she married her classical technique with Estill voice training. This is the technique she now passes on to her students with a strong emphasis on breathing, support and vocal health.
Since finishing her studies Nicole has been involved in many productions across Cork both as a performer and musical director.
Outside of her musical endeavours Nicole has a Masters in Public Relations and New Media, and works as a public relations, marketing and events executive.