About - BAST - Be A Singing Teacher

HOW BAST TRAINING CAN SERVE YOU

"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 (BAST Training Founder)

BAST – Be A Singing Teacher is a training coursecommunity 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.

David Valks starting a singing school

"The course is packed with wonderful information. It's a really great launchpad that can take you in so many directions. After completing the course I feel 100 times more confident and qualified to really make a difference to my students. The support and resources available are extremely valuable." David Valks, Australia

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.

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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.

NickiRogers

"I have been completely overwhelmed by the brilliance of this course, it has been the single most important thing that I've done in my teaching career, it went way beyond what I thought I would learn. I've come out of the course feeling that not only do I understand more, but I'm so enthused and excited about teaching again. I know I have a toolbox that I can rely on. And if I can't find what I need, I have the BAST community and the ongoing learning that I can do with BAST through their online resources, which again, is just superb." Nicki Rogers, UK