Sun, 26 Jul | via Zoom

An Introduction to Primal Voice in CCM

An interactive practical exploration of Dane Chalfin's Primal Voice model for contemporary singing styles.
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An Introduction to Primal Voice in CCM

Time & Location

26 Jul 2020, 10:00 – 16:00
via Zoom

About The Event

An Introduction to Primal Voice in CCM Singing

with Dane Chalfin

Strictly limited to 15 participants.

A perfect introductory or refresher course for singers, singing teachers, vocal coaches, choir directors, speech therapists, and physiotherapists/osteopaths who work with performers, who want lots of practical takeaway tools to add to their existing practice. 

This course will take you through the theory and application of the Primal Voice model that you can use for yourself, your students, and/or your patients exploring the dynamic and intrinsically linked relationships between brain, body, breath, interpretation, emotion and voice.

Topics covered include:

  • Primal Sounds in the larynx and vocal tract
  • Primal Sounds in the body and breath
  • Lyric interpretation, emotion and the link to Primal Sounds
  • Troubleshooting Primal Sounds with vowels, registration, and voice type.
  • Practical masterclass

As Zoom sessions can be a more mentally taxing environment than in-person courses, this day will be broken up into three sections with ample breaks for everyone's eyes, brains and bodies: 

10:00-11:30 Session 1

11:30-12:00 BREAK

12:00-13:30 Session 2

13:30-14:30 LUNCH

14:30-16:00 Session 3

My AIRFLOW & SUPPORT course is running three weeks before this and would make an ideal foundation for this course.

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, Matilda, 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) into the endoscopic assessment of disordered singers and the laryngopharyngeal gestures of singing and primal sounds now has over 500 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 has also been 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), Compton's Training Contemporary Commercial Singers (2020) and the 2nd edition of Compton Publishing's seminal The Voice Clinic Handbook (2018) .

Dane's Primal Voice model is evidence-based without being overly scientific in its delivery and focuses on the practical holistic nature of the relationship between brain, body, breath, interpretation, voice and performance.

Cancellation Policy:

30 days + notice = 90% refund

14-29 days notice = 50% refund

0-14 days notice = no refunds

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