Dane Chalfin is a Vocal Rehabilitation Coach working in both NHS and private practice in London and Manchester. His ongoing research (2006-17) 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).
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). Clients include major recording artists, West End productions of Wind in the Willows, Rock of Ages, Sunny Afternoon, and Motown; and national tours of Jesus Christ Superstar, Wicked, The Producers, Shout!, and many others.