In-Person Versus Online

Comparing the In-person with Online class room experience

The In-Person experience

The main advantage of attending the course In-Person is that you will be involved with practical exercises in the class, sitting at the piano working with other classmates and guinea pig students. Each week you will review the previous week via an in-class Pop Quiz and be given suggested self-study assignments. Other benefits are that it’s a more personal experience and you can go for drinks after the class with your fellow classmates!

I am feeling so inspired, exhilarated and excited to pass on all my newfound knowledge to my students! Mersey Wylie UK

Online experience

The main advantage of attending the course online is the convenience of not having to travel, especially if you are not located near any of the Trainers. Also, your dog/cat can join you on the sofa! The online course has exactly the same content but it’s delivered live via an online platform such as Zoom.  We have suggested Self-Study work to review each week’s class and which you can do via online Pop Quizzes and assignments. Some these will be reviewed in the next class, for others you will receive an answer sheet the following week. You will require a good internet service as well as a webcam, and a mic/headphone headset or similar so you can ask the trainer questions, talk to each other and actively engage in demonstration exercises. As you will still be asked to demonstrate and try out the exercises it is not recommended you do this class whilst in a public place – unless of course, you don’t mind getting funny looks from fellow cafe attendees. We know you like showing off, you are a singer after all, but this might be a tad too weird.

I was already a singing teacher and BAST gave me a deeper understanding of anatomy and approaches to vocal pedagogy. Overall it has improved my teaching and given me greater confidence in my subject-specific knowledge and ways to progress my students.  Anthea Prince (UK)

Checked out the BAST Membership

Included in the membership are:

  • Monthly Teachers On Teaching Podcast
  • Monthly Troubleshooting Clinic
  • Regular webinars with experts
  • Regular educational training videos
  • BAST and partner event, services and product discounts
  • Access to the iSingmag annual membership
  • Access to specialist mentors
  • Exclusive BAST FB group