Dean Frenkel is a skills analyst, vocal coach, speech guru, writer, author and one of the world’s best harmonic overtone singers. He has the ability to get the best out of his clients who have won awards for opera, country, rock and broadcasting and achieved Guinness world records. In 2007 he was appointed Visiting Fellow for The Vocal Group at WAAPA and he currently lectures in Public Speaking and Communications at Victoria University.
His voice has appeared on soundtracks to award-winning films, TV and radio programs including ABC’s Enough Rope and Guinness Book of World Records television (Italy and Greece). He has released several albums including ‘Barefoot in the Sky’, ‘Ambient Voice’, and ‘Magic Sounds’ with Move Records, “Barefoot in The Sky’ with David Jones and had a regular voice analysis segment on ABC radio Adelaide. Dean’s books include ‘The Singer’s Minifesto’, ‘The Essential Meditation Guide’, ‘The 8th Natural Wonder’, and ‘Evolution of Speech’
Dean’s Wellness Breathing Program is designed to extend the power of breath and voice and his Voice Analysis Report enables students to have their vocal skills mapped. Dean’s is a qualified hypnotherapist and vocal skills specialist who loves the challenge of bringing out the best in his students. Dean teaches individuals, groups and on Skype.
- Currently teaching Public Speaking and Communications at Victoria University as Tutor/lecturer.
- WAAPA (2007)- Appointed Visiting Fellow for the Vocal Group for WAAPA as instructor for students of opera, acting and music theatre.
- CAE (1997-2006)- Taught singing and meditation.
- Speech Analyst for ABC Radio Adelaide 2012-2014.
- ‘Evolution of Speech’ (2011)
- ‘The 8th Natural Wonder’ (2006) – about the journey of throat singing
- ‘The Singer’s Minifesto’, (1993) – a small book on singing instruction
- ‘The Essential Meditation Guide’ (1994 – Hill of Content)
- ‘The Art of Being Massaged’ (1995)
Articles for Newspapers
- An expert lends an ear to politicians’ voices
- Language-mangling pollies infesting every level of guvment
- Drop the Gillard twang: it’s beginning to annoy
- Let’s hear it for the great Australian speakers
- The great Australian speech impediment
- It’s not what they are saying, it’s how they are saying it
- Akshully, the word from the halls of guvment is a mangled mess
- Australia, we need to talk about the way we speak
ABC – The Drum
- Why the didgeridoo should be our national instrument
- Speaking of 2011
- Lacklustre, lifeless, limited: the speech of Australian politicians
- Public speaking 101: A lesson in leadership from Obama
- The speech match: Gillard v Abbott
Sydney Morning Herald
- The art of pollie speak
- Plain-speaking PM might just deliver
- Master of the short media bite presses a mix of buttons
- Election may hinge on Rudd’s level of genius
The West Australian
Television and Radio
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