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.
‘BAST made becoming a singing teacher such a joyful experience’
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.
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.
How to kick the habit of negative thinking
Banish the negative beliefs stopping you from having fun and enjoying success as a singing teacher.
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.
‘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.
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.
How to make your 2021 goals a reality
2020 has been bonkers, but the New Year is just around the corner. While we may not be able to welcome it with tight hugs and wet kisses, we can make a start on our 2021 teaching goals.
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.
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.
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 is brought to you by the good folk at Vocology in Practice (ViP). It is a chance for voice geeks and singing teachers to get […]
Book Review: ‘The Voice Teacher Influencer: Grow Your Studio, Increase Your Make More Money’ by John Henny
As a self-professed bookworm no trip to the shopping centre is complete without a visit to the bookshop to scan the sea of stories offering a 400-page chunk of escapism. However, it seems much easier to make a purchase of a retro sci-fi or historical classic compared to selecting reliable literature to help us nurture […]
Putting a price on it. The art of setting your fees.
For most of us, teaching is fuelled by the passion for voice – not by the desire to become the next Dragon in the Den. Website design, marketing approaches and creating pricing strategies didn’t crop up in school – things which would have been far more helpful than working out the perimeter of Gary’s garden […]
Being a self employed singing teacher
Being self employed has its perks. However, being solely responsible for all aspects of a business comes with its own set of obstacles, and we may find ourselves trying to combat symptoms of ‘Sole-Traderitis’: I love my boss; she doesn’t mind if I come to work dressed in my husband’s oversized jumper, or if I […]