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Napoleon Cummings on teaching and performing

The right mix: a pro singer on the joys of teaching and performing

Napoleon Cummings explains why he ditched international touring for a career that combines teaching and performing. After five years on the road with a cappella supergroup Naturally 7, Napoleon Cummings […]

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Singing teacher training

The benefits of BAST singing teacher training

Four former BAST students reveal how singing teacher training gave them the tools and confidence to coach others and build successful businesses.   Cat Ogden runs a vocal practice in […]

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Covid-19 and group singing

Government guidance on singing and Covid-19

The UK government has released guidance on performing that includes specific recommendations about singing. The lengthy report, Performing Arts: Working Safely Through The Coronavirus, is for performers, venue operators and […]

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Covid-19 financial support

Covid-19 financial support – what about freelancers?

Freelancers, especially those shut out from the self-employed income support scheme, need more Covid-19 financial assistance. The government made lots of big-ticket economic announcements this week in an attempt to […]

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Virtual Voice Conference

Virtual Voice Conference – free workshops and special discounts

The world’s leading voice experts will all be in one place next month – online at the Virtual Voice Conference. Here’s what you need to know. The Virtual Voice Conference […]

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Nigel Richards podcast

Episode 26 The secret of authenticity with Nigel Richards

“Not only do you have to be a good artist, you have to be good at being an artist” During lockdown Nigel has been very busy helping college students to […]

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Teaching tips Covid-19

Tips for teaching a student who’s had Covid-19

How can a singing teacher support a student recovering from Covid-19? Sarah Nixey, who is managing her own vocal recovery after a serious brush with the virus, shares her tips. […]

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coaching young singers

How to help young singers shine

Top vocal coach Jono McNeil reveals how he helps young singers on The Voice Kids UK deliver knock-out performances. If you haven’t seen an episode of The Voice Kids UK, […]

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Episode 25 The performer’s health starts from the inside with Nutritionist, Stephanie Moore

“We have these living creatures inside of us, this mass of different microbes that need to be looked after” Stephanie Moore Nutritionist and author, Stephanie Moore is a powerhouse of […]

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Covid-19 and group singing

The science on singing and Covid-19

What does the science tell us about singing and Covid-19? The world’s largest association of singing teachers explores the evidence in a new webinar. Here’s a rundown of what the […]

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Natalie Andreou interview

Episode 24 How Elphaba helped me understand my voice with Natalie Andreou

“Don’t take your voice for granted” Natalie Andreou Natalie Andreou’s CV includes lead roles in West End and touring shows as varied as Rock Of Ages, Wicked, Mama Mia and […]

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Voice Forum

The Voice Forum: Get your tickets for virtual voice conference

Good news voice geeks: The Voice Forum is going virtual this year! That means you can hear a host of top experts speak about vocal health and technique without stepping […]

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World Voice Day

Happy World Voice Day

It’s World Voice Day today so let’s celebrate the human voice and its power to bring people together. There’s a lot going on around the globe right now, but as […]

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The Voice Straw

Vocal coach Mindy Pack explains The Voice Straw

US-based singer, vocologist and vocal coach Mindy Pack is the driving force behind The Voice Straw, a vocal training tool for singers. The product – a sleek collection of stainless […]

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Masters (Voice Pedagogy)

Postgraduate learning: Studying for a Masters (Voice Pedagogy)

The MA Professional Practice (Voice Pedagogy) offers singing teachers the chance to deepen their professional knowledge in a rigorous but supportive environment. BAST spoke to Debbie Winter, the driving force […]

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Interview Jenevora Williams

Episode 23 How research has informed my teaching with Dr Jenevora Williams

One of the things that we love about Dr Jenevora Williams is her open, intelligent and enquiring mind. She has contributed to the BAST webinar library and past live training […]

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Episode 22 The pioneering spirit with Dr Meribeth Dayme (1938-2019)

Dr Meribeth Dayme is a familiar name to many singing teachers. From her detailed but comprehensible books on vocal anatomy, The Performer’s Voice and Dynamics of the Singing Voice, to her holistic and energy-based […]

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Episode 21 From performer to healer, via an injury with Stephen King

Stephen King started his performance career with great promise. On the road to a dance and MT career, Stephen had to take a dramatic turn away from performing after a […]

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