ATTENTION Singers… From America’s Most Sought-After Vocal Coach…

Take Your Music Career & Vocal Performance To The Next Level In 5 Days... Guaranteed.

Brett Manning is known as the top vocal coach in Nashville. In this life-changing retreat he is bringing together the industry’s top experts to help you take a quantum leap forward in both your singing performance and your career in just 5 days… walk away with more confidence, a stronger, healthier voice, and a commercially viable sound that gets you noticed!

If you would like a simple plan to take control of your music career… develop more strength and confidence in your voice… and to sing with more ease, comfort, and a personal style that gets you noticed… then here’s how some of the industry’s top singers have done it.

And why you can too with the secrets you’ll learn at the Singing Success Vocal Retreat.

The best singers in the world… famous names you’ll recognize… all have ONE thing in common:

They Believe In & Invest In Coaching!

"This Retreat Is Worth More Than $50k!"

As someone who has lived in Nashville for over 20 years and been in the music industry for even longer, I am here to tell you that this type of music industry education event did not exist prior to this year!

Yes, I did my first vocal retreat nearly 20 years ago in Nashville, TN and it was amazing! Keith Urban was one of the featured singers AND taught songwriting right before he blew up on Country radio and Hayley Williams was a student just starting out her career as a budding new artist (a couple of years away from even forming the band Paramore)!

The difference in that retreat and the retreats my company has put together this year: It’s an entire Music Industry Education Event!

Two decades ago, the retreat was focused on vocals only which was amazing and perfect at the time. But, after being in Nashville for so many years, I’ve been able to connect with some AMAZING people in the industry that focused on a COMPLETELY different part of an artists’ career.

Rick Barker for example has been a dear friend and neighbor to our studio. His focus is on helping artists reach their goals by achieveing fans for life. One of my favorite Rick stories is the time he asked Taylor Swift what her goal was. Her answer: "I want a Gold Record". Rick's response, "awesome, we need to meet 500,000 people".  And as you all know, they did! Rick has never shy'd away from a challenge and he has certainly helped countless other singers (my students AND my staff included).

Tom Jackson, another dear friend and fellow colleague in this industry. I have sent countless students to Tom because he IS the industry go-to for all things stage performance. If you can’t build your audiences' belief in your music on stage, then you WILL lose them. Creating an experience is more important then your vocal ability because it connects the audience to YOU.

These are just a few examples of the speakers that will be coming to the October event. If you came to the spring retreat and feel as though you don’t need to come back in the fall because many of our speakers are the same...think again!

These speakers couldn’t WAIT to come back and teach again because they felt they barely scratched the surface of knowledge they want to impart to you.

The reality of how much this would cost if you came to town and tried to build these connections on your own and hire each instructor for your personal development would be way more than $50,000… At this Vocal Retreat, you’re getting all of the above for 1/10th of the price (or 1/20th depending on the package). Yes — It's a significant investment into your career… but it is the best investment you can make… GUARANTEED.

Not only am I bringing my connections in this industry to YOU as a one-stop shop for literally everything you need to know to be a successful artists in this industry, I also talked to a few of the speakers and they are willing to discount their price (to a limited number of students) to do one-on-one training/consulting for you specifically.

  • Vocal Masterclass with Brett Manning
  • Group Vocal Lessons with Brett/Chanelle/Benny
  • Stage Performance Masterclass with Tom Jackson
  • Artist Marketing MasterClasses with Rick Barker & Leah McHenry
  • Production MasterClass with Keith Thomas
  • Songwriting MasterClass with Clay Mills
  • Harmony Masterclass with Claude and Mark
  • Music Industry Panel with a Variety of Experts!
  • Artist Panel with Multiple Genres
  • PLUS: Songwriter Nights selected by Brett Manning
  • Most Importantly...EVERYBODY SINGS
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Here's who you will get to learn from at the October Vocal Retreat:

World Renowned Performance Coach

Tom Jackson

Stage performance is arguably more important than your vocals... Learn how to perfect your performance from the man who helped Taylor Swift, Shawn Mendes & The Band Perry set the bar for performances.

As social media has quickly lessened the human attention span, it is now, more than ever, imperative to grab your audiences' attention and captivate them within seconds of your first performance.

Tom Jackson teaches artists worldwide the secrets to creating a mesmerizing performance that exceeds the audiences' expectations, ultimately, creating fans for life!

Taylor Swift, Shawn Mendes, The Band Perry, Jordin Sparks, Casting Crowns and many more sought out Tom's knowledge and expertise as he is the industry leader for all things Stage Performance!

Tom will be talking about:

  • What you MUST do to turn an audience into a fan base!
  • How to make money as a touring artist
  • BONUS: Tom is going to be teaching 2 master classes on October 12th. During his second class, he will be bringing students up onto the stage to work individually on their stage performance! You can't afford to miss out on this career changing information.

President and CEO of the Music Industry Blueprint

Rick Barker

Former Manager to Taylor Swift coaches artists worldwide on how to get their music to the masses!

Many of you know Rick Barker as Taylor Swift's former manager and the social media mentor to the American Idol contestants. He also manages Big Machine Recording Artists like Vivian Hicks and speaks on the topic of social media all over the world. 

Rick will show you exactly which platforms you need to be on, how to use them and how to get the most out of your time everyday. His simple to follow plan will help you not only find your fans, but grow your following as well.

Here's what Rick is going to share with you:

  • The industry continues to shift at an alarming rate. Rick's constant contact with record label executives and industry elites make him a valued resource to get real time answers. So, don't forget to bring your questions to Rick's live Q&A session!
  • What you should look for in a manager
  • When is it the right time to approach a manager?
  • What elements should you have in a place prior to seeing a manager?
  • Breaking the biggest myths when it comes to being a signed artist....Rick Barker is pulling back the curtain! 
  • BONUS: You will be able to implement the strategies Rick teaches through his FREE course he will be giving to all students in attendance: "How To Grow Your Music Career in Under 1 Hour a Day"
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Former VP of Radio Promotions Sony Nashville & Co-Owners of Oath Management

Larry Pareigis & Ryan McMahan

Oath Management is an artist management company based in Nashville, TN. Larry Pareigis and Ryan McMahan are an unorthodox team bringing fresh and unique strategies as they come from opposite ends of the music industry. 

Larry is most noteably known for his time as the former Sr VP of Promotion for Sony Nashville. During his decade long stint at Sony, he was responsible for launching the Dixie Chicks, Gretchen Wilson, Miranda Lambert, Montgomery Gentry, Buddy Jewell and many more. Since then, he's run a successful country radio promotion company called Nine North Records Label Group. 

Ryan has a professional background as a musical artist and has had success working with rock acts. He specializes in creating unique opportunities for developing artists and building extraordinary teams to help launch their careers. 

Larry and Ryan will be talking about:

  • How to make yourself attractive to booking agents, labels and managements
  • The top 10 mistakes all artists make
  • If you see these signs...hide your wallet and head for the hills!
  • Establishing your baseline (code for what you as a person and as an artist will and won't tolerate in the industry)
  • The waiting game - getting a deal memo that takes 6-9 months longer
  • BONUS: Merchanding done right. How to make MONEY selling merchandise
  • BONUS: Knowing your value and get paid what you're worth 

10 Time ASCAP Award-Winning Songwriter

Clay Mills

Self-made artist and iTunes #2 charting artist teaches you how to do the same with just social media marketing! (AKA: no touring necessary)

Develop your skills from ten-time Grammy award-winning songwriter and producer Clay Mills.

With over 150 songs recorded by artists such as Lady Antebellum, Trisha Yearwood, Reba McEntire, Easton Corbin and many more, access to the knowledge you will attain from Clay is imperative to everyone from the seasoned songwriter to the very beginner. 

You'll learn the following from Clay at this October's Vocal Retreat:

  • How to write songs around Clay's hit-making formula "Line + 3"
  • 3 common mistakes most songwriters make
  • BONUS: Clay is going to have the audience break out into groups and everyone will participate in co-writing a song with Clay's feedback...

10 and 11 Time Grammy Award Winners & Members of Take 6

Claude McKnight & Mark Kibble

{The founders of “Take 6” arguably THE best group known for Stylistic Harmonies, will teach you how to train your ear to find the best stylistic subtleties to make YOU stand out in your craft}

During our previous vocal retreat, we were blessed with the appearance of both Claude McKnight and Mark Kibble individually.  Now, these two harmony trailblazers are coming together to teach you their secrets on October 15th.

With 21 Grammy's between these two, you will be blown away by not only the knowledge you will receive but, the music you are going to hear!

With Claude and Mark, you'll learn:

  • You will literally be learning from the greatest harmony minds of our generation.
  • Create harmonies that will instantly strengthen and enrich your songs.
  • There will be section leaders so that harmonies will be easy to follow as they construct a song with the all retreat attendees!
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6- Figure Recording Artist and Creator of Savvy Musician Academy

Leah McHenry

{Self - Made Artist and iTunes #2 charting artist teaches YOU how to do the same with JUST social media marketing - AKA no touring necessary}

Leah has five kids (and is still homeschooling them!), 120,000+ Facebook followers, has three studio albums, tens of thousands of highly engaged fans around the globe (even in her niche!) raised over $27,000 in a single crowd funding campaign and continues to earn a full-time living as an independent musician.

"It's become my absolute obsession to find out what will make musicians successful today. In the face of many obstacles, and in the vast sea of the internet, we have an opportunity that has NEVER been available to us in the history of the industry of the music business.  I've had nothing handed to me, I've had massive challenges to overcome. I KNOW what is working for musicians right now, and I'm living proof that anyone can do this...I'm in the trenches with you, still making music and learning as I go every single day. It's my mission to change the music industry again and turn the tables BACK in our favor! 

You'll learn the following from Leah at this October's Vocal Retreat:

  • The 10 steps you must take to build a music brand, attract fans and sell music effectively
  • How Leah made her first $30,000 online with no advertising, no touring and only using social media & free traffic
  • BONUS: Why Touring is optional and how Leah is able to make a full-time living from online music sales alone

Certified Primal Health Coach and Creator of Eat. Train. Attract.

Alex Ford

Alex is a former college football player for Georgia Southern University and National Championship Flag Football player for Chattanooga whose career ended with a severe shoulder injury and then a torn ACL knee injury. 

In the years after, he came to the realization that his health is the most important wealth in his life and decided to work on healing his body from the years of damage and overuse in the athletic world. He had the belief that he would always be in a low dose of pain from stiff joints and scar tissue from surgeries. After hours of studying and advice from mentors, he was blessed to see for himself the power of an anti-inflammatory lifestyle. 

Now pain free, mind-clear, he is a Certified Primal Health Coach who helps his clients reduce and ultimately eliminate chronic pain through clean-eating and supplementation, regain mobility and postural alignment with functional exercise, and increase mental clarity and energy by reducing the amount of toxic load in their lives. 

He has an education first approach that puts his clients in the driver's seat where they can eventually become their own "health coach". 

You'll learn the following from Alex at this October's Vocal Retreat:

  • Eat Smart: Nourish, Balance and Cleanse
  • Train Right: Trends Verses Foundations
  • Re-habituate: Creating Habits that Last
  • BONUS: The top tips for reducing inflammation to your vocal cords. (Fact: Inflammation slows down the warm up process, making singing tedious. Ultimately, diminishing overall vocal quality).

...and here's what you're going to learn from Brett Manning:

Vocal Coach to over 50 Grammy Award Winning Artists, Brett will teach you how to pull out the full potential of your voice!
  • Why some singers constantly struggle with their voices, while others seem to have an automatic “on” switch
  • 5 stylistic things you must never do as a vocalist (and what you must do instead to attract an audience and a record label)
  • Why certain vocal exercises and techniques produce little to no results and why 3 simple coordinations produce more voice than you even need for a career
  • The single most important thing you must know to grow your tone quality and become a more interesting singer
  • How to build your voice unconsciously while you do ordinary daily tasks like sitting and talking
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Spring Retreat Attendees said....


"I have been training with Brett for years, he has been my guiding light when it comes to keeping my voice in the best condition. When he told me about the retreat I jumped at the chance to be involved, being surrounded by so many creative people was daily inspiration. From the vocal lessons to the masterclasses to the group sessions I think you take something away from every moment to build your craft further. It was a very enriching personal experience for me."

-Leona Lewis

Music Industry Panelists

Malcome Springer


Leah McHenry

Digital Music Marketing Expert

Jim Zumwalt

Entertainment Attorney (The Deal Maker)

Andrea Pearson

Recording Artist/Entreprenuer

Larry Pareigis

Former Sr VP of Radio Promotions Sony

Ryan McMahan

Artist Management - Oath Records

Kim Stephens

Former A&R for Capitol Records

Artist Panelists

Clark Beckham

American Idol  Season 14 (1st Runner Up)

Wendy Moten

International Recording Artist and Backup Singer to Martina McBride + MANY more

Nolan Neal

Former Lead Singer for Hinder + The Voice Contestant

Mark Kibble

11X Grammy Winning Member of 'Take 6'

Claude McKnight

10X Grammy Winning Member of 'Take 6'

Are you spending your life on your comfy little couch just endlessly searching for mindless entertainment?

Or…. Are YOU the entertainment?

Let me assure you that a better use of your time would be to attend this Vocal Retreat. You will grow 100x faster than the time you’ve sat home hoping something would change. You absolutely NEED to be willing to do something extraordinary if you want results. This retreat is the extraordinary action that you can take right now!

Watch the video above to see how people were transformed through the mental, emotional, musical download of cutting edge, accelerated knowledge of the most recent vocal breakthrough industry!

You have a choice…

You can continue spinning your wheels… letting another year go by without quite seeing the progress you want… while you watch others get all the “lucky breaks”… or you can commit right now to doing what’s needed to take your voice (and your career) to the next level...

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October 11-15, 2019 in Nashville, TN


  • Access to all Masterclasses (8 Total)
  • Individual coaching within a group setting with Brett Manning (2 hours per day)
  • Access to Private Elite Only Meet & Greets with Brett and our Speakers
  • Ability to Sing In Our Elite Writer’s Round Showcase
  • Access to Music Industry Panel Event
  • Access to All Concerts
  • Room and Board Included!
  • All Meals and Snacks Included!
  • Canoeing

Your Investment:



  • Access to all Masterclasses (8 Total)
  • Access to Group Lessons with Benny Meza and Chanelle Guyton (6 Total Hours)
  • Access to Music Industry Panel Event
  • Room and Board Included!
  • All Meals and Snacks Included!
  • Access to all Concerts
  • Canoeing

Your Investment:



  • Access to all Masterclasses (8 Total)
  • Access to Group Lessons with Benny Meza and Chanelle Guyton (6 Total Hours)
  • Access to Music Industry Panel Event
  • All Meals and Snacks Included!
  • Access to all Concerts
  • Canoeing

Your Investment:

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What Others Are Saying...

"As an established singer, you can never be taught enough!" -Wendy Moten

Brett is one of the world's most sought after vocal coaches, largely because of his uncanny ability to “see with his ears,” and instantly invent exercises that get astounding results. His client list contains winners of the world’s most prestigious vocal awards, including the Doves, the CMA Awards, and yes, the Grammys.

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Elite and Premier Hotel Accomodations at the Nashville Airport Marriott 

Frequently Asked Questions

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