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How to help male adolescent singers access the upper register

Vocal coach Jo Sear shares her tips on helping male adolescent singers to access the upper register. In her 15-year teaching career, Jo Sear has worked extensively with male contemporary singers. […]

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Eight reasons why a vocal coach should have singing lessons

Teachers often put their own vocal development on the backburner to focus on their students. But vocal coaches can benefit enormously from having singing lessons themselves. We purchase books and […]

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Ear training for beginners

Ear training is a great way to help singers with pitching issues. Top vocal coach Nerissa Campbell shares her tips on how to get started with beginners. As an experienced vocal […]

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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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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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Singing With Your Whole Self: a guide to Feldenkrais and singing

Looking for a how-to guide on the Feldenkrais Method and singing? If so, grab yourself a copy of Singing With Your Whole Self: A Singer’s Guide to Feldenkrais Awareness through […]

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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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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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Teaching singing in person versus online

Will the Covid-19 pandemic change singing teaching forever? Alexa Terry weighs up the pros and cons of virtual and face-to-face teaching. Since the outbreak of Covid-19 and the enforcement of […]

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How to tell a singer they need to see an ENT

You suspect a student has a severe vocal problem and needs to see an ENT. How do you break the news? Alexa Terry explores ways to approach difficult conversations with […]

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Singing and Science

Review – Singing & Science: Body, Brain & Voice by Jean Callaghan

Vocal coach Alexa Terry gives her verdict on Dr Jean Callaghan’s book Singing and Science: Body, Brain & Voice. “When I began teaching singing 35 years ago, I asked myself […]

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Ten ways to increase your productivity

Increase your productivity by sharpening your focus and getting rid of distractions, writes Alexa Terry. ‘… most people do not achieve the use of more than a minute fraction of […]

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defensive singers

Working with defensive and hesitant singers

What makes a singer reluctant to take the advice of their teacher? Here are two case studies for dealing with defensive and hesitant singers. Imagine this: 28-year old Jemima Jenkins […]

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Yelling child singer

Case Study: The one with the yelly child

Imagine this: 10-year old Sally Simpson arrives at our studio for a singing lesson; she argues loudly with her twin brothers between bites of a chocolate muffin and bouts of […]

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Singing teacher pay

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 […]

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Vocal cords or vocal folds?

In The larynx, home of the voice! we looked at the outer aspect of the voice box, this time we move inside the larynx and take a look at the […]

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The larynx: home of the voice!

Unlike other instruments, the singer’s instrument is not easily seen or accessed. This makes teaching singing quite challenging, but not impossible. By understanding the structure and mechanics of the vocal […]

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You ARE helping…

There is a lot of information on singing, coaching and pedagogy out there. A brief Google or YouTube search can be enough to start feeling slightly overwhelmed at times and […]

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