Looking for backing tracks to help your students prepare for auditions or belt out their favourite tunes? Alexa Terry reviews seven platforms that provide backing tracks for singers.
Seven places to find reliable backing tracks for singers
Elite singers: How to challenge and inspire the best of the best
In our latest BAST case study, Alexa Terry looks at strategies for teaching elite singers and explains that even the most polished performer can benefit from singing lessons.
Mental health training for singing teachers
Alexa Terry gives her verdict on a mental health awareness course specifically designed for Arts professionals.
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.
Tips and insights on leading a virtual choir
Three choir directors reveal the challenges and rewards of taking rehearsals and performances online during lockdown. The Covid-19 lockdown left choir leaders facing a stark choice: mothball their singing groups […]
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 […]
How to set effective goals in 2020 for you and your students
As the clock declares January’s arrival and renditions of ‘Auld Lang Syne’ are warbled, listen carefully and you might just hear the utterance of New Year’s resolutions floating into the […]
How to encourage your students to practise
“So, tell me,” says the singing coach with a smile. “How have you got on since our last session with the practise we set?” *Cue montage* Oliver: “I forgot to […]