Emanuele Mamo has been teaching for the past 18 years at VAS in all areas of Vocal, Performance Training, Songwriting and Music Production.
He was appointed Head of the Vocal Department in 2014 and Head of Music Production in 2016 and looks after Music Production and Songwriting development.
Manny is multi-skilled performer with strong Vocal and Instrumental Ability and has toured across Australia and America with various Corporate acts, as well as working on his own material showcasing RnB & Dance Music with well known Australian Producers.
He has completed Grade 8 Rockschool Vocals (London) and also has successfully graduated in the Diploma of Music Performance Vocal through RSL Awards (London).
We are incredibly proud that in 2017 he was the very first person in Australia to sit the Grade 8 Music Production exam through RSL Awards in London.
He has supported many well known local and International Artists as well as being a Headline Act at Clubs, Festivals and Corporate Events.
For 15 years Manny was Lead Singer of the band "Allegro", Winner of the ABIA Award for Best Live Entertainment in Victoria and part of the Award Winning Cabaret act "The Viva Italia Show" which has toured across Australia and internationally.
Manny has been signed to a major Record Label and 2 of his songs have had ARIA Top 10 Chart Success. "Beside You" in 2010 and Accidents Happen in 2011. Continued chart success in 2012, saw his remix of Sarah McLeod break ARIA Top 5.
He signed a new Record Deal in 2017 and has released a new EP under the name "Acaxia" which is an Electronic Music Project and the first single was developed after he spent time with Indigenous students and musicians in Darwin in 2017. It was also a Top 30 Finalist at the ASA Awards in 2018. In 2017 Manny was one of only 8 nominees across the country for the prestigious Rudy Brandsma Songwriting Award at the Australian Songwriters Association annual awards
The success of Manny's teaching skills is evident in his Past and Current Student success, whom are now working professionally around the world in the industry. He is the lead Songwriting, Music Production and Vocal Coach and often does workshops across the country in these areas.
He was a winner of the Moonee Valley Foundation award in 2017 and the 2018 winner of the Hume City Council Arts Award.
Manny was also the winner of the VAS Teacher of the Year in 2018 and inducted into the VAS Hall of Fame in 2019.