From: How to Belt
by Mark Mekailian

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Welcome: So you want to learn how to belt…

  • In depth look at sustainable, powerful, controlled belting
  • Why: Belting allows us to be emotionally expressive, and helps us to be heard in many contexts!
    • Learning to do this properly can make the difference between
  • damaging the voice and a long career of singing
  • o Prerequisites: General vocal technique
  • o In this series we will cover the 3 elements to belting:
    • Breath control
    • Vocal Compression
    • The Extended Pathway and Dynamics


Instructor: Mark Mekailian

Mark Mekailian is an LA-based vocalist, songwriter, artist (as Mark Pico) and multi-instrumentalist/producer hailing from the renowned USC Popular Music program. He's studied under Grammy-winning artists Patrice Rushen and Michael Boddicker, as well as acclaimed vocal coach Jeffrey Allen. Along with garnering multiple national honors and awards, he's performed with celebrities like Josh Groban, Juanes, and Raul Pacheco. Mark is often found performing in the greater Los Angeles area, leading worship at churches, and making music and friends wherever he goes.