Annelise LeCheminant is a certified Singing Success/Brett Manning Associate which means she has passed stringent testing and is held to the highest standards of teaching. Brett Manning is coach to Grammy, CMA, CMT, DOVE, and ACM award winning artists as well as winners of American Idol and The Voice. The Singing Success method has been developed and refined over 20+ years and was founded on Seth Riggs' Speech Level Singing method. These methods together have a track record of over 500 Grammies accumulated by clients. Annelise has been using this method professionally since 1999 and has been teaching it since 2012.. Brett Manning has narrowed down the most efficient exercises for improving the voice. Students have been known to expand their range in their first lesson.
Annelise started her musical journey on the violin at the age of 4. Throughout her life she also studied piano, voice & guitar. Post college she performed for three years in a professional recording choir touring the Western states & Israel. Having developed some vocal problems she was searching for someone to help her. She eventually met Brett Manning who could hear the problem and had a solution. So, she quit her job doing graphic illustration and two weeks later was living in a hotel in Nashville. She then spent seven years writing, recording, performing, studying & rubbing shoulders with some of the best musicians in the industry including 4 continuous years of coaching with Brett. She co-produced three albums with Producer Matt Wilder, two of original music and one Christmas album. She toured as an independent artist for 11 years writing her own music and doing all of her own marketing, graphic design, booking, promoting and gear schlepping. She was also involved in producing various showcases in Nashville giving other artists opportunities to perform.
Annelise performed at the 2002 Winter Olympic Festival in Salt Lake City, opened for Lee Greenwood in New Hampshire, sang the National Anthem at Nashville’s Boy Scouts of America fundraiser, performed on the Gibson stage at the Sundance Film Festival and has done shows and house concerts throughout the United States and in Italy. She has also had appearances on the morning talk show "Good Things Utah" and Park City TV. In 2008 she moved to Los Angeles where she had the opportunity to sing in a backing choir for The Kinks. In 2011 she returned to Nashville to do her certification training at Brett Manning Studios and finished in early 2012.
With three albums under her belt she knows her way around the studio and has a deep passion for recording and the creative process which she enjoys passing along to her students. Annelise is very passionate about her students' progress. Her goal is to give them a thorough understanding of vocal mechanics & health all while developing their unique sound and artistry. She has had students from 5 years old to 93 yrs old and will teach anyone with an interest in learning whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro.
Annelise lives and teaches in Alamo, CA, 28 miles East of San Francisco. Her husband and two beautiful children are the loves of her life. She enjoys art, photography, family bike rides, traveling, farmers markets and their sweet yellow lab Saida.