World Voice Day 2021

World Voice Day 2021

Don’t forget that it’s World Voice Day later this month, a chance for singing teachers and other voice specialists to spread the word about vocal care.

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Sinead McConville becoming a singing teacher

‘BAST made becoming a singing teacher such a joyful experience’

Before the pandemic, Irish musician Sinead McConville juggled gigging commitments with an uninspiring job in hospitality. Last year she studied with BAST Training and now works in the music industry full-time.

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Hannah Lindsey

West End performer Hannah Lindsey on the rewards of teaching

When theatres shut last year, singer Hannah Lindsey threw herself into online teaching – and learned much about herself as a performer in the process. 

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Digital marketing

Digital marketing 101: Learn how to grow your business online

A new digital marketing course explains how singing teachers can build their brand and their business.

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Gia Morgan holistic singing

Gia Morgan: Why I started a holistic singing studio

Jersey vocal coach Gia Morgan explains how she mixes technical know-how with crystals, affirmations and meditation in her holistic singing studio.

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Kick habit of negative thinking

How to kick the habit of negative thinking

Banish the negative beliefs stopping you from having fun and enjoying success as a singing teacher.

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David Valks starting a singing school

How to start a singing school

David Valks went from working in the recruitment industry to starting his own singing school. Read on for his tips on marketing, pricing and bookings.

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Jessica Thomas singing teacher

‘BAST Training gave me the confidence to start teaching’

Former pro singer Jessica Thomas explains how BAST Training helped her start her own singing teaching business.

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Write a book like Becky Gilhespie

Want to write a book? Read this advice from a published vocal coach

Publishing a book helped vocal coach Becky Gilhespie boost her professional profile and expand her business. Read on to find out how and why she did it.

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Singing and long covid

Can singing help people living with ‘long Covid’?

Can choir leaders use Singing for Lung Health strategies to help people with long Covid? Musical director Juliet Russell explored this question in a singing project with Covid ‘long haulers’.

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Christmas goodies

Gift vouchers, get togethers and other BAST goodies

What will Santa bring you this Christmas? Why not ask for a brilliant BAST gift voucher so you can continue your professional development in 2021.

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Fight Covid-19 fatigue

Stay strong and #fightthefatigue

Singing teachers are being urged to take stock of their mental health and to check in with their colleagues as part of the #fightthefatigue campaign.

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Improve your website

Three tips to help improve your website

Many singers start their search for a vocal coach by browsing online, so it’s crucial that your website is up-to-date and shows you at your best. Here are three tips to improve your website.

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MTB graded music exams

Graded singing exams with MTB: How they work and why they’re Covid-safe

With MTB (Music Teachers’ Board), voice students can sit their grade exams any day of the year from a location of their choice. BAST looks at how the system works and how it can benefit singers and teachers.

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Courses for singing teachers

Courses and workshops for singing teachers

Here’s a list of courses, workshops and conferences to help singing teachers continue their professional development and sharpen their business skills.

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Authentic voice Dr Trineice Robinson-Martin

How to nurture a singer’s authentic voice

Leading gospel and soul voice teacher Dr Trineice Robinson-Martin on helping singers to find their authentic voice. ­­­ Dr Trineice Robinson-Martin is a singer and voice teacher with one helluva CV. A specialist in African American folk-based music, Dr Robinson-Martin has completed several undergraduate, masters and doctorate degrees in music studies, and is a certified […]

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Choirs and Covid-19 Naveen Arles

Choirs and Covid-19: ‘2020 has been tough, but we need to keep going’

‘Choir directors are an asset to society. What we do is about healing, and right now people need that,’ says choir director Naveen Arles. Naveen Arles is the artistic director of the London International Gospel Choir, and the founder of MD Brunch, a platform where musical directors can network, exchange ideas and learn new skills. The classically […]

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Laryngeal nerves

The Laryngeal Nerves

Alexa Terry and Line Hilton look at the laryngeal nerves and the role they play in voice production. The nervous system is a two-way information highway delivering messages from the brain to different parts of the body and from the body to the brain. It can provide our body with motor instruction and regulatory and […]

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