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 […]
How to get a book published: Tips from a singing teacher turned author
Seven places to find reliable backing tracks for singers
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.
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.
How to help young singers shine
Top vocal coach Jono McNeil reveals how he helps young singers on The Voice Kids UK deliver knock-out performances. If you haven’t seen an episode of The Voice Kids UK, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Case Study: Working with shy singers
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 […]
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 […]