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Brett Manning

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Brett Manning

He started out like many singers--frustrated with the lack of results from the vocal lessons he found. After searching through several vocal coaches and methods, Brett came across a set of closely-guarded exercises compiled by an old gentleman who taught several well-known "star" singers. The exercises proved very effective for Brett's own voice and every singer he taught them to. These techniques truly made singing as easy as speaking.

Building on those simple foundational exercises, he began to experiment and innovate, filling in the "gaps," testing new techniques for effectiveness as he went. He eventually formulated lessons for teaching vocal tone and style, and incorporated the older exercises into his own innovative method.

Brett has become a master teacher and 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. He teaches voice in his Nashville studio to singers of all genres, both the undiscovered... and "the best of the best." He is also a Judge/Mentor for the new CMT music television reality show, "Can You Duet." His client list contains winners of the world's most prestigious vocal awards, including the Doves, the CMA Awards, and yes, the Grammys. Despite having an incredible five octave range himself, Brett continues to claim "my students eventually out-sing me!"

Brett has a unique perspective on the novice singer, "beginning students have the unique opportunity to build their voice free of any bad habits." In fact, it was his love for amateur singers that, after a decade of teaching private lessons, inspired Brett to begin offering vocal seminars and workshops around the nation.

Brett is known for his fun, encouraging demonstrations, showing how even "brand new" singers can experience immediate improvement in the range, ease, and quality of their voice. Audience participants are awestruck when, often in less than an hour, Brett adds a full octave to their usable range. It's something you simply must see to believe! (When you get a chance, check out the clips in the Free Stuff section.)

Brett now spends most of his time doing private coaching for professional singers and those aspiring artists fortunate enough to be within easy reach of his Nashville studio. Unwilling to give up on his passion for teaching singers of every type, regardless of their skill level, geographical location, or professional aspirations, Brett needed a new way to make his incredible teaching methods available to everyone.

Brett has worked with artists from Capitol, Columbia, Atlantic, Interscope, Dreamworks, Lyric Street, MCA, Epic/Sony, KMG, Word, Embassy, Gotee Records, as well as countless independent record labels. He has worked with the casts of Broadway productions of Les Miserables and Jekyll and Hyde, as well as the Broadway tour of Elton John's Aida.

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