Bypass Roadblocks with Support that Drives Success

Find at least two or three positive people hold you accountable in the pursuit of your voice-driven career. They must be committed to your success and should never sugar-coat their assessment of your dedication, quality of material, work ethic, passion or pursuit… It’s important to have resources to tap for positive energy. It can be anything from meditation and prayer …

Use Focal Points to Enhance Vocal Strengths

One of the strengths of Brett Manning’s commitment to teaching is his respect for the uniqueness of each individual voice. The points of focus in his teaching truly honor the unique gift of each voice. His methodology, exercises, coordinations, and coaching technique are used to enhance and bring out the best in each individual voice. Heighten + Strengthen His goal …

Practice Tips to Perfect Your Potential for Singing Success

The pursuit of success requires you to cultivate a commitment to consistency. In other words, you want to always be prepared to give your best performance – while you also have a plan in place to keep getting better. Life Happens This makes sense and sounds simple enough, but simple isn’t always easy. Life happens – the unexpected or unthinkable …

Quick Tips For Better Communication

To have a successful and effective voice-driven career, you obviously must develop the full potential of your vocal skills and qualities. But you must also become an expert communicator and storyteller. The most effective singers, motivational speakers, singer-songwriters, broadcast journalists, teachers, musical theatre performers, radio personalities, stand up comics, talk show hosts – must be able to clearly communicate key …

Bypass Roadblocks with Support that Drives Success

It’s important to have resources to tap for positive energy. It can be anything from meditation and prayer to motivational reading material, from engaging in hands-on hobbies or listening to specific pieces of music that inspire or uplift. Heart Full of Friends But – you also need to have a handful, or better still, a heart full of friends to …

Learn to Sing with Lasting Impact

Take a moment to reflect on the perception of your voice. Ask yourself what you feel are its distinguishing features and qualities. What are the things you like about it? What would like to change? What are some things you don’t like about your voice that others seem to find appealing or see as a non-issue? Take time to put …

Use Down Time to Fine Tune Singing Success

Whenever you’re fumbling through a season of disappointment, you don’t have to fall apart and feed the fumbling through self-criticism, skipping practice, canceling voice lessons, or neglecting your gift. Appearances May Be Deceiving In fact, the down time can be put to good use. But the first thing you need to do is acknowledge that you’ve hit a wall, or …

Positive Chords & High Notes for Singing Success

Once again, it’s that time of the year when many people turn to goal-setting or making lists of resolutions after reflecting on the past twelve months. Before setting your resolutions and defining your goals, take time to note your accomplishments, achievements, and any progress you’ve made over the last year in taking on challenges personally and professionally. Plus Points You …

Define Your Path to Singing Success

In the process of building your career as a singer, actress, motivational speaker, singer-songwriter, broadcast journalist – whatever the focus of your vocal pursuits – you must bear in mind that you never know when you may cross paths again down the road with people you meet along the way. So You Meet Again It may be someone with whom …

Turn Quirks to Perks for Singing Success

There’s a tendency to downplay things that make us feel self-conscious, and with good reason. If we’re uncomfortable, that insecurity or sense of not being focused will be clearly conveyed and will likely steal focus during your performance, rehearsal, or even at your daily practice or a coaching session. Vulnerable + At Risk Think about it. Whether you’re giving a …