Turn Worry to the Wonders of Singing Success

One of the biggest deterrents to taking risks, making progress, and staying the course in the pursuit of your voice-driven career is worry. What if I forget the lyrics to this new song? What if nobody shows up? What if the sight lines are bad? What if a fight breaks out in the bar? What if it’s somebody’s birthday and …

Dynamic Duo Discovers Singing Success

In a search for new ideas, fresh material, and to deepen their commitment to their respective music, Marnie and Oliver, two artists based in Hamburg, Germany, decided to take a little motivational road trip. They thought that Music City – Nashville would be the perfect place for sharpening their musical skills and exploring new ideas as artists. “Without having any …

Learning to Sing Builds Bridges of Understanding

Giuseppe Lopizzo recently had the pleasure of visiting with and working alongside his master mentor, Brett Manning, when Brett visited with him in Italy. “Brett’s visit was awesome,” he said. “We did three master classes. One was in a big theater in Ravenna, during the most important Italian convention about the singing voice; another one was held one in Padova, …

Review, Reward, Renew with Singing Success

Most of us have a natural tendency to think that once we’ve worked through a program such as Mastering Mix, Singing Success, Mastering Harmony, or one from the Top Seven series, that we’ve mastered those skills simply by plowing through, and now it’s time for us to move on. That’s not to say that completing a program is not an …

Shedding Light through Mastering Harmony

With the upcoming release of Mastering Harmony: Volume 1, Brett Manning has embarked on a mission to train the ear to be able to hear and identify the notes in intervals and chords that make up harmonic progressions. Even though harmony has been part of his teaching for 25 years, Brett has spent the last five years working with harmonizing …

Turn Time and Effort to Focus and Passion for Singing Success

So have you ever hit a plateau or gone through a period of feeling like you’re not focused, easily distracted, or losing interest in things you used to care about? Do you ever felt like your talent or voice is under-appreciated or not even acknowledged by others? Do you sometimes feel like there’s a lot more you could be doing …

Take the Lead In Your Singing Success

If you’re a singer putting together a band, participating in a community choir, or doing session work, you must not only be prepared and focused, but you must also be on your best behavior, with an open, willing spirit of cooperation. If you’re an actress or actor in rehearsal, a voice-talent doing several characters for a series of promos, or …

Stay Committed to What’s Uniquely You

Brett Manning makes it clear that he recognizes and honors the uniqueness of each individual. He doesn’t set out to change your voice. His teaching methodology and coaching philosophy is engaged to enhance what is uniquely you. His exercises and practices are designed as readily accessible tools and resources to keep your voice healthy and operating at peak performance as …

Honor Your Uniqueness with Singing Success

Among the most negative career-threatening traits that are prevalent in any competitive field where public recognition or popularity come into play are envy and jealousy. If someone gets something that represents a level of success or achievement that you want for yourself, you should celebrate and be happy for that person instead of knocking their accomplishment or making negative statements …

Don’t Let Fear Ruin Your Vocal Career

If you want to be a successful singer, speaker, actor, or performer, you must give yourself permission to falter, fumble, fail, and fall. These should not be your ultimate goals, but there needs to be a clear understanding that, before you can fly, you need to get over the fear of falling. Think about learning to ride a bike. What …