Doctor Voice Academy Artist Development Program

The Doctor Voice Academy ‘Artist Development’ course is a mentorship and expansion journey for upcoming artists. In a nutshell, the Academy Course aims to save artists fifteen years! It’s often said that stars are not born – they’re made. The journey between raw talent and seasoned performer has never been so necessary, important, or elusive

The Doctor Voice Academy Artist Development Program now fills the gap left by old-school managers, labels and senior ‘A&R’ Executives. The Academy Program seeks to support and fast track selected fledgling artists to develop their musicianship and vocal supremacy, in readiness for the real world… and a professional career

Why Artist Development?

As dramatic changes have beset the music and entertainment industries the competition between artists has never been fiercer. Gone are the days when record companies and managers would take on the gamble of developing prospective talent. These days, investors want to know what they’re getting… up-front. The people who whose job it is to turn a raw talent into a signable act are now the artists themselves!

To attract great managers, labels, publishers, agents and promoters, artists have to be highly evolved first, yet many aspiring musicians still think that someone else will develop their talent for them, if only they could get spotted! So they’re stuck in a ‘Catch 22’ situation, and no one (it seems) is working in between, teaching them how to do it to the required standard …

This is one of the most crippling beliefs an artist can ever have – yet it’s also true that most musicians lack the resources and knowledge to develop them to the next level. Traditionally, this has required the support and mentoring of people who have already been there, gained their battle scars, and learned the hard way

Sadly, most artists who do figure things out often realize, too late… that they’ve realized it too late!
I didn’t know how to deal with success. If there was a ‘Rockstar 101’, I would have liked to take it. It might have helped me

Kurt Cobain

So what can artists do?

While talent, dedication and personality are hugely important… there are strategic keys to the game – the elements that almost all successful artists have in common. It’s not about ‘hit and hope’. Successful artists see where they want to go and work back from that. For artists today, choices have become very important and time has become very short. That’s where the Doctor Voice Academy comes in

Artist Development Course

The Doctor Voice Academy Artist Development Course is, quite simply, unique. The content is tailored to the individual with built-in flexibility to accommodate co-creative learning within a small and supportive group

There are usually fewer than five people on the course, making this a highly personalized and exclusive experience that allows artists to grasp the maximum content in the shortest possible time
I’m always looking for something new. A new inspiration, a new philosophy, a new way of looking at something, new talent


Course Content

The course will give artists a new awareness, a new confidence, and a new way of seeing the game

Blocks and Limitations that have been holding artists back will be broken through, allowing a new level of creativity and consciousness that can take artists to another level

Vocal Tuition will be extensive and hands-on, delivered by the voice coach referred to by CNN International as ‘a global influencer’… Doctor Voice

Exercises & Homework will be allocated to speed progress, while the holistic and revolutionary Doctor Voice approach allows clients to reach new heights of vocal ability at a rapid pace. Doctor Voice will expound the same cutting-edge techniques he shared with artists who include George Michael, Pixie Lott and Sam Smith

Business Modules will demystify the music industry, replacing naivety with a new awareness and savvy. This will reveal how and why the industry works, the basis of contracts, key personnel, what the entry points are, and how to save 15 years!

Commercial Songwriting will be reverse-engineered to quickly uncover the ‘must know’ gems of the craft, and gain an understanding of what really makes a hit

Stagecraft and Charisma will be explored and decoded, delivering ‘super hacks’ that can be implemented immediately to great effect. We’ll be examining the hidden codes that almost all stars use, yet no one consciously notices. We’ll be blasting through the differences between a singer and a star, and recital and performance. In the entertainment business, singing is simply not enough. You’ve got to be able to entertain!

Mindset will be addressed as part of every module. It’s a huge part of the course, and perhaps the most important underlying element of all…

Meet the Team!


Doctor Voice

Dr-Voice-2 Doctor Voice is a vocal performance and charisma coach referred to by CNN as a ‘global influencer’. Based in London, England, Doctor Voice has worked within the music and peak performance industries for over 45 years with involvement in careers spanning from the Bee Gees and Pixie Lott through to Sam Smith and George Michael. The Doc’s journey took him from not being able to sing a note, to playing the world’s top venues such as Sydney Opera House, Madison Square Garden and the Royal Albert Hall. His methodology is not merely voice training, it involves supporting the artist to discover who they really are and exploding that to life-changing effect. The Doc has composed for film and TV, and has produced numerous artists including Sam Smith. Now his massive experience is being brought to bear, guiding young artists to achieve their goals quickly and in a loving, supportive environment

Colin Peel

Colin-Peel Colin Peel has over 30 years in the entertainment industry in the creative and business sectors. Since leaving Glasgow on the night bus, he’s been an artist, front man, writer, performer, producer, manager, and mentor. Colin has played on stages worldwide and appeared in movies and TV. He’s worked with some of Europe’s top writers, producers and managers and has played a lead role in London’s West End. As an artist, he has been signed to Virgin USA and EMI (amongst others), while as a music manager, he’s taken acts from bedroom to mainstream radio. Colin is proud to have nurtured careers that went on to write mainstream music scores and work with artists like Alanis Morissette, Ryan Adams, The Black Crowes, Tom Jones, and Kings of Leon. Colin’s greatest quest is simply to empower young artists with all the things he wishes he’d known at the start… or even a year ago!

Information Links

CNN International

Three Mills Studios

Talk Radio Europe


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