Singing teacher Sophie Garner talks about getting her first book published and her blossoming writing career. At the start of lockdown Sophie Garner, a vocal coach and choir director, found herself in a very dark place. “When the pandemic hit,… Read More »How to get a book published: Tips from a singing teacher turned author
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.
Alexa Terry gives her verdict on a mental health awareness course specifically designed for Arts professionals.
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.
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 for the foreseeable future or embrace the virtual world. Like… Read More »Tips and insights on leading a virtual choir
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 atmosphere; proclamations of ‘new year, new me’ are celebrated with… Read More »How to set effective goals in 2020 for you and your students
“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 do the vocal exercises, but I sang my song a… Read More »How to encourage your students to practise
Imagine this: a new client, 13-year old Polly Peters, arrives promptly for her singing lesson. As you welcome her to your studio you notice her clinging to the sleeve of her jumper and presenting a stiff posture. Polly’s jaw pulses… Read More »Case Study: Working with shy singers
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 throat clearing. She bounds into the room like an excited… Read More »Case Study: The one with the yelly child