As vocal coach it is important to keep on top of your learning and refresh yours skills so early November I travelled up to Manchester, UK to take Dane Chalfin's belting course, Freedom to Yell.
It's possible, as you read this, you will be asking, "Who is Dane Chalfin?" Nope, it is not a name you'd be familiar with within church circles, but he is certainly one of the most respected 'top of his game' vocal rehabilitation coaches in the UK. You can check out his wikipedia page or see the Dane Chalfin Website
I travelled up with one my students, Gigi, arriving early to find a good parking spot. ( click 'read more' below)
The course provided great refresher tips and confirmed my own observations about belting. The most important part of the day was the masterclass which I had paid extra for. (You don't drive over a 100 miles to sit and watch others get to work with the best. It just doesn't make sense.) This was a 15 min 1-2-1 sessions with Dane,who took you through technique and application.
I wish I could say i was perfect but alas, when you are working with a Master, faults will be found and errors brought to light. But if there is anyone I want to find my faults and errors,well, it's Professor Dane Chalfin.
Dionne is a professional Vocal Coach and Worship Leader and has been tutoring
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