HOW BAST CAN SERVE YOU
BAST – Be A Singing Teacher is a training course, community hub and education resource for the singer who is, or wants to be a singing teacher.
We provide courses for those getting started and continuing education to those already working as singing teachers.
The flagship 20-hour BAST course will introduce you to earning an income by passing on your knowledge in a professional, scientifically sound, skilled, methodical and safe way.
This program is suitable for singers just getting started, as well as current singing teachers who feel they have gaps in their knowledge and skills that need refining.
BAST Training is not a methodology, rather it is a foundational course that will give you the tools to teach singing competently, safely and effectively. Our hope is to awaken the ‘vocal nerd’ within you, so that you will continue to grow and learn beyond what BAST Training can provide. We have plenty of directions we can send you in once you are ready.
We are also here to support you as you journey along this sometimes quite lonely and challenging pathway of being a singing teacher.
I built BAST Training to give you the knowledge, experience, skills and support I wish I’d had access to when I started out as a singing teacher.
Line Hilton (Founder)
WE PRACTICE WHAT WE TEACH!
BAST Licensed Trainers are all passionate about singing teaching, maintain their own professional development and run their own busy teaching studios and businesses working with singers of all levels, from all corners of the world, online and face-to-face.
All BAST Trainers are members of relevant voice, teaching and music organisations such as:
The combined total of teaching experience between the BAST trainers is 70 plus years, both in the private sector and for specialist music courses at Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA), University of Chester and the Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM). Each trainer brings with them their own speciality areas such as experience, training and qualifications related to music, performance and education; genre-specific knowhow of contemporary music, jazz and musical theatre, as well as expertise in allied health, studio production, songwriting, choral arranging, vocal science, performing arts medicine, musical directing, artist development, performers mindset and wellness coaching.
The BAST course was absolutely phenomenal! I had a knowledge before but after the course it has grown to a whole new level and expanded further! When teaching my students I am finding that I am able to pass on the knowledge easier and also able to help them more as singers to grow!
WHAT YOU WILL GET FROM THE BAST COURSE
To start with you will get a great start on being able to teach singing safely and knowledgeably.
Specifically you will gain an understanding and experience of:
- functional anatomy and physiology of the voice and respiratory system
- assessing and diagnosing the voice for singing
- the science behind singing (to date – this is an ever-evolving area!)
- understanding vocal registers and transition points
- choosing the appropriate vocal exercises for the various vocal issues, including the transition between registers
- choosing exercises for vocal development
- moving from exercise into song
- practical application exercises
- learning styles and teaching strategies
- lesson planning and delivery
- vocal pathology and relevant health advice
- setting up your teaching studio
- good business practices and policies
- dealing with personality types
- maintaining motivation
- and more…
It doesn’t end there. After you have finished the course you will be able to continue connecting with BAST trainers and other BAST Graduates via the membership, join us for monthly Troubleshooting Clinics, and continue your continue your professional development with our 50+ educational webinars to ensure you continue your professional development and knowledge.
I really do feel like everything I could think of - and much more - has been covered, leaving me feeling equipped to get out there and get teaching. It also inspired me to research further and to want to go on learning about various aspects of the voice and how to deliver a better learning experience to my students.