Sun, 16 Aug | via Zoom

Practical Anatomy & Physiology for Performers

Don't know your arytenoids from your elbow? You will after this course!
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Practical Anatomy & Physiology for Performers

Time & Location

16 Aug 2020, 10:00 – 16:00 BST
via Zoom

About The Event

Practical Anatomy & Physiology for Performers 

with Dane Chalfin

This interactive workshop takes a PRACTICAL look at the anatomy and physiology of:

  • Posture and alignment
  • Breathing and support
  • Larynx
  • Pharynx (vocal tract)
  • Articulators (tongue, jaw, lips)
  • Primal sounds, registers and "qualities"

We'll learn:

  • What we DO and more importantly what we DO NOT have direct control over 
  • Where in the mechanism we have indirect control  
  • How each bit moves, and what those moves do to help create and change our sound
  • How to play with each concept practically 
  • Which bits of your technique are already working well
  • And where you might want some further development

This is a prefect introduction or refresher course for singers, actors, singing teachers, spoken voice teachers, speech therapists, physios/osteos and anyone else who works with vocal performers. 

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

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) .

Cancellation Policy:

30 days + notice = 90% refund

14-29 days notice = 50% refund

0-14 days notice = no refunds

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