2021 is nearly over so it’s time for Alexa Terry and Line Hilton to look back on the last year of the Singing Teacher Talk podcast and BAST Training as a whole. Listen in as Alexa and Line recap what we’ve all learned as vocal coaches in the last year with a little help from clips of some of the best guests since the podcast re-launch. 


  • If you’re working with someone who has never looked inside of themselves to link their feelings to a location in the body, you need to first help them attune to themselves. How do you feel is such an important question and we need to make sure they know how to answer it. 
  • In terms of the health and well-being of a student, it’s important to build up trust and a safe environment for them to open up. There are so many medical or other factors that can cause issues with singing ability and knowing about them is the only way teachers can tackle them. 
  • Have a medical questionnaire for your students to fill out beforehand. The more you know about your student, the better equipped you as a teacher can be. Also if you have a form that you can look at and discuss with them, it can make it less intimidating. 
  • Read through the BAST Singing and the Premenstrual Voice Blog, linked in the resources below. 
  • SWOT = Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats. If you’re a singing teacher starting your own business then note these things down. It’s such a helpful tool in figuring out what you want and who you want to teach. 


“Sleep is so important to the voice”

“I wish I’d had that conversation with my teacher”


  • Rachel Lynes
  • Episode 28: Finding the Fundamental Truths of Singing with Rachel Lynes
  • Episode 29: How to Ask a Singer Those Awkward Health Questions with Line Hilton
  • Singing and the Premenstrual Voice Blog: basttraining.com/singing-and-the-premenstrual-voice
  • Joanne Bozeman (Singing Through Change: Women’s Voices in Midlife, Menopause, and Beyond by Nancy Bos, Joanne Bozeman & Cate Frazier-Neely)
  • Candi Louise
  • Episode 31: Where to Start with Digital Marketing with Candi Louise 
  • Daniel Priestly; Dent; Threshold Accelerator: dent.global

Link to podcast presenter’s bios


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