Newsflash: BAST’s podcast makes a return to the airwaves this week!

After a brief hiatus, BAST’s podcast is back with a new name – Singing Teachers Talk – but the same firm commitment to covering everything to do with the voice and vocal coaching.

On Singing Teachers Talk, you’ll hear interviews with top vocal coaches, health professionals and business experts, and lively discussions about teaching strategies, nutrition, books and repertoire.

It’s a chance for you to continue your professional development and stay up to date with the latest news from the world of singing.

A new episode will drop every Wednesday. Search for it on Spotify, iTunes, Stitcher or wherever you listen to your favourite podcasts.

In the meantime, catch up on some of our past episodes.

Natalie Andreou on making it on the West End

What does it take to perform eight shows a week on the West End? Natalie Andreou, who had lead roles in Rock Of AgesWickedMama Mia and Evita, discusses the mental and physical challenges of sustaining a professional MT career.

The performer-turned-vocal coach also reveals her audition prep secrets and talks about belt, vibrato and vocal health.

Nigel Richards on finding authenticity

Performer and college lecturer Nigel Richards reveals how he gets the best out of his students. The West End veteran talks about inspiring and motivating young performers.

Nigel also shares his tips on musical school auditions and how to bring authenticity to a performance.

Stephanie Moore on nutrition

Leading nutritionist Stephanie Moore outlines how singing teachers can help their students understand the link between health and vocal performance.

Stephanie dishes out advice on cat-napping, supplements and gut health.

And, as singing teaching can be a sedentary job (lots of sitting at a keyboard), she has some tips to get vocal coaches up and moving.

To tune into the podcast, search for Singing Teachers Talk on SpotifyStitcher or iTunes.