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BASTPodcast Ep27 Becky Gilhespie

“We need to take diversions sometimes, to come back and realise what we’ve got”

Becky Gilhespie has had an interesting journey from singing, to teaching to cheffing, and now, as a result of Covid-19 back to teaching singers again. A Masterchef semi-finalist, Becky talks about her journey and how her diversion into the world of cheffing and food informs her teaching these days. Recently Becky has taken her experience of being a self-conscious singer and written a practical book, “Singing for the Self-Conscious”, to help singing teachers and singers who suffer from the same issue.  (Get Chapter 1 free Download Here ). Other discussions she and Line have are around good food for singers, teaching online (with some very non-techno-babble) and classroom teaching.


Becky is an experienced vocal coach who specializes in the application of vocal technique in contemporary music. Originally from southern US, Becky moved to London after university and there carved out a career in music. She undertook extensive teacher training with some of the industry’s best voice teachers and became in demand as a singing teacher herself. As well as founding a successful voice studio in Soho, she taught at The Academy of Contemporary Music where she trained up-and-coming artists in the music industry. She has worked with Universal, EMI, Mercury Records, and has helped actors win roles in the West End.

Becky now lives in the countryside near Sydney, Australia with her family and continues to teach students around the world, online. When not teaching she loves to cook and was a semi-finalist on BBCs Masterchef.


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