Now based in Melbourne, Australia, Lisa Perks started her singing and teaching career in the UK. In this podcast she talks about moving to a new country as a well established singing teacher, and having to completely start over with her teaching practice. One of the ways she built her new business was to put […]

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This podcast’s guest is Manchester-based vocal coach Hannah Smikle. Hannah attended the Brit School and talks about her experience giving advice on how a singing teacher can help prepare a student who wants to, or is attending a performing arts school like this. As a teacher she got thrown into the job, quickly realising she […]

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If you’re a fan of The Naked Vocalist podcast then this guest’s voice will be a familiar one to you. Line Hilton chats with Steve Giles who is a vocal coach, member of the board of directors and authorised coach for Vocology in Practice and co-founder and co-host of the world’s leading singing podcast, The Naked […]

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You may already have seen Ryan Luchuck in his two-part webinar series breaking down voice science for beginners (Part 1 & Part 2). One of those multitalented types; Ryan sings, plays the keys, guitar, and a variety of other instruments as well as being a sound engineer and producer. All of this he puts to […]

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Not to be confused with singer/songwriter, Cat Stevens, Kat is a singing teacher and owner of Aspire Arts Academy in Towcester. As with many teachers, Kat is trying to balance home life with business. Her academy enrolls around 100 students a term and along with this and her privates, Kat also runs a choir for […]

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In this podcast we hear from singing teacher & Intuitive Confidence Coach, Lilli Badcock. Lilli started performing arts at a dancing school as a child but found herself wanting to sing the song rather than dance to it. Lilli talks about her journey from a singer, to choir leader, singing teacher and now confidence coach. […]

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Like many singing teachers, Juliet juggles a variety of hats including as a singer/songwriter, a vocal coach, choir director and music festival organiser. As well as running her own practice working with artists, Juliet loves to work with choirs, recently arranging and featuring in the Pamper’s tribute to midwives with Paloma Faith on lead vocals. Juliet […]

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In this podcast Line Hilton talks to Joshua Alamu, a professional voice coach with over 15 years experience as a singing teacher in the music and television industry. He has been a voice coach for the TV talent shows such as The Voice UK and Pop Idol  and is currently working with acts such as Fleur East, […]

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This podcast is a bit different as I am talking to recent BAST Graduate, Matt Thorns, about his journey. Matt started out singing as a six-year-old chorister in Oxford. He talks about his vocal experience going through puberty. He then moved into general performing arts and eventually music production and songwriting. He noticed that he was […]

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Many of you will have already encountered this podcast’s guest, the humorous, John Henny. He’s a singing teacher and music school business owner and also provides training and education for singing teachers. His voice journey started when he realised that singing was going to give him the edge as a drummer, aka better gigging opportunities. […]

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Singer and songwriter Whitney Nichole started her teaching studio back in 2008. Over the past 10 years, her studio has grown from a 2 person operation to 19 teachers, nearly 400 students, from babies and their mums to the elderly, in 4 locations around San Fransisco. As you can imagine a lot has been learned along […]

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Gemma Sugrue is one of those natural entrepreneurs. She started her own wedding singer business at college and on finishing her degree joined forces with a friend to set up a singing teaching studio, Voice Works, in Cork where they now have 300+ students, and are earning enough to employ a manager whilst she spends […]

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From a humble beginning in a local choir to one of the most highly regarded vocal pedagogs in the UK and co-founder of the very popular The Naked Vocalist Podcast, Chris Johnson talks to Line Hilton about his journey from singing as a hobby to career. Eventually, his inclination to vocal geekery pulled him into […]

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In this podcast Line Hilton talks to BAST graduate, Sarah Nixey, who did the BAST course online with trainer, Lisa Haupert. Sarah has extensive industry experience as a backing vocalist and signed artist as the lead singer of UK based, indie rock group, Black Box Recorder. As often happens circumstance lead her to teaching and Sarah […]

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Mindy Pack hails from Salt Lake City, Utah. She began singing professionally from a young age, taking up teaching as it seemed the right thing to do. Like many of us took her voice for granted until the day it wasn’t there. This event was a turning point for Mindy as it took her down an […]

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Line Hilton talks to BAST Trainer, vocal coach and sound engineer Gareth Henderson. A British expat now ‘living the life’ in Perth, Australia, Gareth came to singing and teaching through lucky circumstance, and along the way scored his lovely wife, Louise – he says she was part of a package deal of singing lessons he had with […]

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Line Hilton, talks to BAST Trainer, Ian Davidson who is based in Liverpool. They discuss his musical journey and how he became a singing teacher as a result of working for the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA). Line and Ian discuss the benefits and constraints of being a part of a specific teaching methodology. […]

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Line Hilton, talks to BAST Trainer, Lisa Haupert. They discuss her musical journey from piano to singing journey, becoming a singing teacher after initially studying psych then training as a Registered Nurse (something she and Line have in common), the differences she’s noticed in singing students in the different locations she’s worked in (USA & […]

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In our inaugural Teachers On Teaching podcast, BAST founder, Line Hilton, talks to BAST Trainer, Kaya Herstad Carney. They discuss her singing journey, becoming a teacher (by being thrown in at the deep end), how her MA helped her teaching, working with choirs, teaching technique in a classroom setting and how working with people recovering […]

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