Sat, 20 Jun | Chetham's School of Music

PRIMAL VOICE IN CCM - Intensive Course (1)

The first annual complete course for Primal Voice Pedagogy in Pop, Rock and Theatre. Due to demand space has been increased to 20 participants and a larger venue has been arranged.
Registration is Closed
PRIMAL VOICE IN CCM - Intensive Course (1)

Time & Location

20 Jun 2020, 10:00 – 14:00
Chetham's School of Music, Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB, UK

About The Event

The first annual full course in Primal Voice Pedagogy

24-26 May 2019


Three intensive days exploring Dane Chalfin's groundbreaking work in Primal Voice for CCM Singers.

Day 1: Free Range of Motion, Active Alignment and Accent Method-based Breathing for Singers

Day 2: Primal Sounds in the Larynx and Vocal Tract

Day 3: Interpretation and Performance

Each section of the course will begin with the relevant Anatomy/Physiology, move into Practical Pedagogical Tools and finish with a Masterclass Demonstration of each concept. Participants will leave with a better understanding of the theory, practice and application of each concept.

This course is suitable for:



-beginner to advanced teachers of singing and spoken voice

-choir directors

-speech therapists working in voice

The event will be lightly catered. Tea/coffee, and light snacks will be provided. Participants are responsible for their own lunch.

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) .

  • Early Bird (book by 01/03/19)
  • Standard Rate (S-N Moullier)

Share This Event