Primal Voice in CCM – Intensive Course

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Date(s) - 24/05/2019 - 26/05/2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Arden School of Theatre


The first annual complete course for Primal Voice Pedagogy in Pop, Rock and Theatre.  at The Arden School of Theatre, Manchester

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 catered. Tea/coffee, lunch and light snacks will be provided.

Space limited to 20 participants.

Cancellation Policy:
30 days + notice = 90% refund
14-29 days notice = 50% refund
0-14 days notice = no refunds

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Your Presenter
DANE CHALFIN – Vocal Rehabilitation Coach

Dane Chalfin a UK-based Vocal Rehabilitation Coach and Singing Teacher with clients include charting bands/artists, West End productions of Rock of Ages, Wind and the Willows, Sunny Afternoon and Motown; national tours of Jesus Christ Superstar, Wicked, The Producers, Evita, Saturday Night Fever and Mamma Mia; and record labels including Sony, Columbia, Universal, Polydor and many independents. TV work includes shows like The One Show, The Voice and Eurovision.

Dane’s clinic-based research into the physiology of Primal Sound in contemporary singing styles, pedagogy, and endoscopic assessment of singing voice disorders are being used by singing teachers, speech therapists and choir directors across the UK. This work has been presented at many national and international voice conferences over the last twelve years. You can read more about this research and its applications here.

Dane has been a Director of the British Voice Association for 10 years and was President from 2015-2016. He is also a member of the Medical Committee of the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) and the Musicians Wellbeing Advisory Board of Help Musicians UK. He formerly held the positions of Associate Professor of Vocal Rehabilitation at Leeds College of Music, Senior Lecturer in Pop Voice at the Royal Northern College of Music, Teaching Fellow at LIPA and Lecturer in Voice at University of Salford.

Dane has written chapters for TC-Helicon’s The Ultimate Guide to Singing: Gigs, Sound, Money and Health; The Singer/Songwriter Handbook (Bloomsbury 2017); the second edition of Compton Publishing’s The Voice Clinic Handbook; and his book Primal Voice in Pop, Rock and Theatre will be available soon.