Belting Fundamentals

From: Belting Fundamentals
by Camille van Niekerk

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Belting fundamentals we're covering today:

1. Feel + use your abdominal muscles (breath resistance or “support”)

2. Find your mix with medium/centered vowels that don’t spread wide as you ascend (ex: UH as in MUM and OO as in NOOK) 

3. Tune (adjust) your vowels

4. Apply to your song work

Instructor: Camille van Niekerk

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.