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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So You Want to Sing CCM

Book review: So You Want to Sing CCM

If you want to learn from some of contemporary singing’s leading vocal pedagogues, grab yourself a copy of So You Want to Sing CCM.

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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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Mental health training

Mental health training for singing teachers

Alexa Terry gives her verdict on a mental health awareness course specifically designed for Arts professionals.

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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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Achieve your 2021 goals

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.

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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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Teacher and student dynamic

What to do when you just don’t gel with a student

What happens when a singing teacher and pupil just don’t gel? In the latest in our Difficult Conversations series, ALEXA TERRY looks at what vocal coaches can do if the teacher-student dynamic doesn’t seem to be working.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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male singer upper register

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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singing lessons

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 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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