Born 1993 in Naples, Florida, Kacey Ellis has been studying classical guitar from the age of ten. While in Florida, Kacey studied with Rafael Padron of the University of Miami and Thomas Koch of Florida Gulf Coast University. In 2013, Kacey moved to the city of Chicago to study with Denis Azabagic at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where Kacey graduated magna cum laude and was awarded the Music Performance Award. Kacey has recently finished his graduate studies at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, studying under Denis Azabagic. Master classes with notable guitarists and pedagogues such as: Sergio Assad, Eden Stell Duo, Benjamin Verdery, Andrew York, and Margarita Escarpa have cultivated a thorough understanding of the various teaching methods and styles that exist in the guitar repertoire.