Jaw tension

Why Jaw Tension Can Wreak Havoc on a Singer’s Voice and How to Tackle It ⏱ 3 mins

The jaw plays a crucial role in singing, and if there’s tension in this part of the body, a singer […]

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Text-based acting tips for musical theatre performers.

Three Easy Text-Based Acting Exercises for Musical Theatre Students ⏱ 3 mins

Help your students bring musical theatre characters to vivid life with these text-based exercises recommended by a top acting coach. […]

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Encourage a growth mindset with adolescent singers.

How to Inspire Adolescent Singers and Encourage a Growth Mindset ⏱ 3 mins

Make your studio a safe space for adolescent singers to learn, explore and develop a growth mindset. The teenage years […]

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Best coaching questions to ask students

Ten of the Best Coaching Questions for Brilliant Student-Led Lessons ⏱ 3 mins

Deliver standout student-led singing lessons by asking these simple coaching questions. When it comes to figuring out what makes a […]

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Many singers struggle to find their authentic vocal style.

How to Help Singers Find Their Authentic Vocal Style ⏱ 2 mins

Got a student who is struggling with their musical mojo? Here are five ways to help them discover their authentic […]

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Help singers with ADHD

Nine Ways to Help Singers with ADHD Thrive  ⏱ 3 mins

Create a safe and supportive learning environment for students with ADHD by following these simple strategies.

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Measuring a singer's voice can be helpful to students and teachers.

Measuring a Singer’s Voice: When and How To Do It ⏱ 2 mins

Learn how to measure a student’s vocal range, lung capacity, pitch and resonance and how this knowledge can improve your teaching.

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Breathing Exercise

Could This Simple Breathing Exercise Help Your Musical Theatre Students Sing Better? ⏱ 2 mins

Dr Matt Edwards explains why less is more when it comes to breathing in contemporary pop/rock musical theatre singing and […]

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musical theatre auditions

Preparing for Musical Theatre Auditions – Tips from a Broadway Veteran ⏱ 2 mins

What does it take to win a coveted role on Broadway? Veteran vocal coach Bob Marks reveals how he helps […]

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Singers with allergies

Singers with Allergies: Top Teaching Tips and an Important Warning ⏱ 3 mins

Vocal coach Line Hilton reveals the do’s and don’ts of working with singers with allergies. In a perfect world, every […]

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Difficult parents

How to Deal With Difficult Parents ⏱ 3 mins

When it comes to teaching singing to children, there’s an important third party that you must factor into the equation: […]

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Singing and long Covid

Singing and long Covid: six things the experts are saying

Here’s an update from the Performing Arts Medicine Association on the latest thinking about singing and long Covid. A year […]

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Performance Anxiety

Focus On: Performance Anxiety and Mindset

Don’t miss BAST Training’s one-day special event, Focus On: Performance Anxiety and Mindset. It’s a chance to learn new ways to diagnose and support singers with performance anxiety.

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Elite singers

Elite singers: How to challenge and inspire the best of the best

In our latest BAST case study, Alexa Terry looks at strategies for teaching elite singers and explains that even the most polished performer can benefit from singing lessons.

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Teacher and student dynamic

What to do when you just don’t gel with a student

What happens when a singing teacher and pupil just don’t gel? In the latest in our Difficult Conversations series, ALEXA TERRY looks at what vocal coaches can do if the teacher-student dynamic doesn’t seem to be working.

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singing lesson

How to adapt a singing lesson if a student feels below par

When a student is under the weather or out of sorts, what’s a singing teacher to do? Alexa Terry shares […]

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singer needs to see an ENT

How to tell a singer they need to see an ENT

You suspect a student has a severe vocal problem and needs to see an ENT. How do you break the […]

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