Day 18: Belting

by Camille van Niekerk

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Description:


Great job on dynamics in the last lesson! A new challenge we’ll be diving into is belting. Remember to listen to your body as we go through this lesson and rest if you feel any pain. This is a more advance technique, but with lots of practice you’ll begin to feel more comfortable. 
 
  • Define belting
  • Exercise: Short chest belt (No on pattern: 1-3-5-8)
  • Chest belt: tips & reminders
  • Mix belt: intro
  • Combining belt styles: maintain grounded support
  • Don’t: hurt yourself. Healthy technique doesn’t get tossed out the window. It’s more important than ever! Listen to your body. 
  • Exercise: Long belt combo (BUH on pattern 1-3-5-8; student chooses chest/mix 

Instructor:


Camille van Niekerk is a singer, writer and vocal instructor in Southern California. Camille began studying voice and performing in musicals at age seven. In 2010, Camille began working towards her BA in Music Education at Azusa Pacific University. She then earned her teaching credential from San Diego State University and taught classroom choral and instrumental music. Shortly after moving to LA county, Camille began her private vocal studio, providing vocal coaching, ear training, and recording for students of all ages. She is constantly refining her skills and methods for greater versatility and effectiveness. When she is not teaching, Camille enjoys singing with the L.A. Choral Lab and Ensoma Creative. She lives in San Diego with her husband and loves going to the beach, practicing yoga, reading, and cooking.

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Instructor:


Camille van Niekerk is a singer, writer and vocal instructor in Southern California. Camille began studying voice and performing in musicals at age seven. In 2010, Camille began working towards her BA in Music Education at Azusa Pacific University. She then earned her teaching credential from San Diego State University and taught classroom choral and instrumental music. Shortly after moving to LA county, Camille began her private vocal studio, providing vocal coaching, ear training, and recording for students of all ages. She is constantly refining her skills and methods for greater versatility and effectiveness. When she is not teaching, Camille enjoys singing with the L.A. Choral Lab and Ensoma Creative. She lives in San Diego with her husband and loves going to the beach, practicing yoga, reading, and cooking.