Tue, 03 Sept | Jaques Samuel Pianos

10 Weeks of Technique - Weekly Group Course

Fancy a weekly class that unpacks one specific aspect of vocal technique and gives you the best takeaway tools to work with your clients and your own voice? You'll get the best evidence-based, yet easily-understandable exercises for working with singing and performance voice!
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10 Weeks of Technique - Weekly Group Course

Time & Location

03 Sept 2019, 18:00 – 12 Nov 2019, 19:00
Jaques Samuel Pianos, 142 Edgware Rd, London W2 2DZ, UK

About The Event

10 participants will meet for one hour, once a week, to unpack one specific aspect of singing and performance vocal technique with guidance from Dane Chalfin, Vocal Rehabilitation Coach & Singing/Voice Teacher.

This is a great opportunity to network and learn with other like-minded singers and voice teachers who prefer an unbranded evidence-based approach to singing and performance voice. This course may also be of interest to ENTs, Speech Therapists, Physiotherapists and Osteopaths who work with singers and other vocal performers.

Techniques covered:

Week 1 - Stretch and Release

Week 2 - Alignment

Week 3 - Airflow

Week 4 - Support

Week 5 - Primal Sound Introduced

Week 6 - Primal Sound Continued

Week 7 - Registration - Physical v Acoustic

Week 8 - Resonance

Week 9 - Performance Diction

Week 10 - Interpretation

The group will meet from 6-7pm every week beginning September 03 until November 12. There will be NO CLASS October 29 for half-term.

Space is strictly limited to 10 participants.

Cancellation Policy:

30 days + notice = 90% refund

14-29 days notice = 50% refund

0-14 days notice = no refunds

Dane Chalfin Bio

Dane Chalfin is a Vocal Rehabilitation Coach and Singing Teacher working in both NHS and private practice in London, Manchester and online. Clients include major recording artists, West End productions of Wind in the Willows, Rock of Ages, Sunny Afternoon, Tell Me On a Sunday, and Motown; and national tours of Jesus Christ Superstar, Wicked, The Producers, Shout!, and many others. TV work includes The Voice, The One Show, and The Eurovision Song Contest. His private practice consists of around 80% vocal rehabilitation for performers with voice trouble and 20% high-profile performers who train regularly to stay in peak performance condition. Dane routinely works with pop/rock/theatre singers, radio/tv broadcasters, presenters, transgender performers, and other vocal coaches/singing teachers.

His ongoing research (2006-present) with University Hospital South Manchester into the endoscopic assessment of disordered singers and the laryngopharyngeal gestures of singing and primal sounds now has over 450 subjects and may be the largest study into the singing voice to date. He also contributed to the development of the Endoscopic Protocol for the Assessment of Singers in the Voice Clinic (Jones, Chalfin, Garrett 2006-17), which is widely used in voice clinics to help assess singers with voice trouble.

Dane is a past president (2015-16) and director of the British Voice Association. He is currently a vocal advisor to the Medical Committee of the British Association of Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) where he pioneered the creation of competencies for Vocal Rehabilitation Coaches working in multidisciplinary voice clinics in the UK. Dane has previously held the Associate Professorship of Vocal Coaching and Rehabilitation at Leeds College of Music, where he was also Principal Lecturer of Artistry and Performance (2007-17). Other academic posts include teaching fellow in Pop Voice at Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (2003-6), Senior Lecturer in Pop Voice at the Royal Northern College of Music (2008-10), and Lecturer in Voice at University of Salford (2001-03).

Publications include TC-Helicon’s Ultimate Guide to Singing (2016), and Bloomsbury’s The Singer-Songwriter Handbook (2017) and the 2nd edition of Compton Publishing's seminal The Voice Clinic Handbook (2018) .

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