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MJ Paranzino runs five community choirs, including one in Wandsworth Prison and joins host Bronwyn on this week's episode of The Singing Teachers’ Talk Show. Find out why MJ dreams of making choir music part of the rehabilitation process.   KEY TAKEAWAYS MJ’s choirs were created in areas where people aren’t represented and for disabled people who may not have had the opportunity to sing before. It took MJ ten years to convince prison authorities to let her start a choir in HMP Wandsworth. Singing lifts your burdens and can relieve pain. This can be so important and transformative to someone who is behind bars, depressed or has a chronic illness. MJ has a dream for every prison in the UK to have its own choir. Everyone should have the opportunity to find their sound in a supportive, creative singing environment.   BEST MOMENTS ‘It’s just a groovy thing to do and it’s contagious! No matter what your mood is’ ‘Being part of peoples live enriches you’ ‘Our excellence comes from enjoying the singing’ EPISODE RESOURCES   BAST Training Toward the Unknown Region, Vaughan Williams, Geographical Fugue, Ernst Toch Uptown Funk, Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars My Shot, Hamilton One Love, Bob Marley Toreador Song, Carmen Lacrimosa, Mozart   ABOUT THE GUEST MJ Paranzino is passionate about bringing people from all walks of life together to sing, learn and build friendships. She leads five community choirs and is the co-founder of Liberty Choir, a charity that takes singing into prisons and secure psychiatric settings   Guest Website: https://www.mjparanzino.co.uk https://libertychoir.org   Social Media: https://twitter.com/MJParanzino https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbJKfD9WJDxgzdmAQnVqGdQ https://www.facebook.com/unlockingheartsthroughsong/   ABOUT THE PODCAST BAST Training is here to help singers gain the knowledge, skills and understanding required to be a great singing teacher. We can help you whether you are getting started or just have some knowledge gaps to fill through our courses and educational events. Website: basttraining.com Get updates to your inbox: Click here for updates from BAST Training Link to presenter’s bios: basttraining.com/singing-teachers-talk-podcast-bios See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 24

38 min 27 sec

Owner of the singing studio known as a ‘confidence haven’ Gia Morgan joins host Alexa Terry on this week’s Singing Teachers Talk Show. Find out all about how Gia uses a holistic approach to teach contemporary vocal techniques and performance skills, as well as how she uses affirmation to grow her students.   KEY TAKEAWAYS Gia isn’t trying to sell an aesthetic, she has just put her personality and world beliefs into her studio. She is devoted to creating a place you can find your ground, learn about your vocal anatomy, vocal pedagogy and where your unique voice is rooted in you. It's a place of no judgement and a safe space. Gia believes the body is connected through different chakras. The throat chakra is used for communication and singing. All of our emotions come through the voice and larynx. The University of Maryland did a study on the use of crystals and the positive effects it can have on the body and mind. The results showed that there was a placebo effect which Gia believes is a good thing, showing mind over matter. The most used crystals in Gia’s studio are would be aquamarine and blues such as Lapis Lazuli for healing the throat chakra. Gia works on affirmation with her younger students, getting them to tell themselves that they are good, and confident, and can achieve. Even by just going to a singing lesson you are taking an affirming action, showing that you believe in yourself.   BEST MOMENTS ‘Whether it works or not and you get the result, who gives a …. You felt more comfortable right’ ‘Every singing teacher, even if you’re not into the crystals, should get a nice rose quartz or jade’ ‘The feelings you get through your body are static for some and nerve racking’   EPISODE RESOURCES BAST Training https://www.basttraining.com/bast-course-description Singing Teacher’s Talk Podcast: Episode 32 - The Bio-Psycho-Social Model with Stephen King Virtual Fireplace (for your enjoyment) Lapis Lazuli Necklaces (as mentioned by Gia) Gua Sha (as mentioned by Gia)   ABOUT THE GUEST My studio in Jersey is a safe, cosy and eccentric abode to learn Contemporary Vocal techniques as well as performance skills and repertoire, public speaking coaching and artist development, whilst intertwining holistic mindsets essential for all human beings. If we look back hundreds of years our ancestors used voice as medicine, connection and healing - as do certain animals like whales, toadfish, crickets and birds! My holistic singing studio is known to be a ‘confidence haven,’ a place you can find your ground, learn about your vocal anatomy, vocal pedagogy and where your unique voice is rooted in you. A few examples of the holistic side of my practice is singing barefoot, crystal healing (connection to the voice is fascinating for children), mindfulness and music as a therapy. My aim is to allow singers of all ages to emotionally communicate and express themselves in a non-judgmental space. Opening the power within the voice and sharing your creative gift reaps so many health benefits for those who dare try. Guest Website: https://vocalswithgia.com Social Media: @vocalswithgia   ABOUT THE PODCAST  BAST Training is here to help singers gain the knowledge, skills and understanding required to be a great singing teacher. We can help you whether you are getting started or just have some knowledge gaps to fill through our courses and educational events. Website: basttraining.com Get updates to your inbox: Click here for updates from BAST Training Link to presenter’s bios: basttraining.com/singing-teachers-talk-podcast-bios   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 17

33 min 26 sec

Pop artist, vocal coach, co-founder of Transitions Voice Lab, and former BAST student, Norwood joins Bronwyn on this week’s episode of Singing Teachers Talk. Find out how to identify your USP as a singing teacher and discover the great work Norwood does with Transitions voice Lab and the LGBTQ+ community.   KEY TAKEAWAYS  Norwood studied with several top vocal coaches and BAST Training. His studies gave him a solid foundation for creating his own studio. If you’re starting out as a singing teacher, identify what sets you apart from your peers. Do you have a specific skill? Are you part of a community that could benefit from your expertise? When it comes to marketing and branding, don’t cast a wide net; be specific. Transitions Voice Lab also caters to transgender students who want to work on their speaking voice, singing voice - or both. Norwood has built a safe teaching space where all students can feel understood, supported and welcome. Top tip: To ensure transgender students feel welcome, add your pronouns to your website and social media. This will send a clear message that you are respectful of people who are transgender.   BEST MOMENTS ‘I learned things from that course that I didn’t even know about before and use them in every lesson I teach now’ ‘I want them to feel that they are seen and that we will take care of them’ ‘You need a willingness to learn and to set your ego aside’ ‘BAST was so helpful in finding out the physicality of my voice’   EPISODE RESOURCES RAab Stevenson https://kimadproductions.com/?page_id=663 Line Hilton http://www.linehilton.com/voice-performance-coaching BAST Training https://www.basttraining.com/bast-course-description   ABOUT THE GUEST Norwood is a BAST-certified professional vocal coach and a Vocal Health First Aider, international pop artist, actor, emcee and public speaker. As the co-founder of Transitions Voice Lab, Norwood is dedicated to providing professional and affordable vocal training for people of all ages, genders, and skill levels. He offers coaching for both singers and people looking to improve their speaking voice. Transitions Voice Lab is an LGBTQ+ affirming company that prides itself on being inclusive and welcoming to people from all walks of life. Guest Website: www.transitionsvoicelab.com https://www.norwood-music.com Social Media: https://twitter.com/norwoodmusic https://www.instagram.com/norwoodmusic https://www.facebook.com/transitionsvoicelab https://www.instagram.com/transitionsvoicelab   ABOUT THE PODCAST BAST Training is here to help singers gain the knowledge, skills and understanding required to be a great singing teacher. We can help you whether you are getting started or just have some knowledge gaps to fill through our courses and educational events. Website: basttraining.com Get updates to your inbox: Click here for updates from BAST Training Link to presenter’s bios: basttraining.com/singing-teachers-talk-podcast-bios   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 10

30 min 49 sec

Professional singer, actor, dancer, voice-over recording artist Philippe Hall joins Alexa on Singing Teachers’ Talk this week to discuss emotional layering, the most neglected skill in vocal training. How do you add those emotional layers into your voice and how do you teach others to do so? Listen in and find out. KEY TAKEAWAYS If you’re smiling your friend can hear that even on the other side of the phone, and when you’re miserable, they can hear it and ask what’s wrong. Perfect pitch singing is not necessarily going to hit you emotionally. It’s some of the breaks in the voice that can create and evoke that emotive response. Philippe wants singers and teachers to know that he wasn’t good at the beginning, The teaching he was getting was just “try emoting more”, he was hearing things that don’t actually tell you how to do it. That’s why he thinks a good vocal coach is so important. The real purpose of technical skills is to allow you to be free to layer your singing with emotion. Your true power is your uniqueness and your ability to communicate emotionally. Your voice can be part of your identity even while playing a role. One of the fourteen layering techniques Philippe teaches is asking yourself the question “who is singing, who is sending this message”. The answer will always be “I am” but it’s not limited to you. It can be you being anything you want.   BEST MOMENTS   ‘Perfect pitch and perfect technique does not equal singing success’ ‘You’d rather be making a performer who is making you feel something’ ‘It’s sincere, emotional communication’ ‘The brain doesn’t need truth, it just needs detail’   SHOW RESOURCES   BAST Community Discount Offer Link (expires 14th November 2021): https://www.singingrevealed.com/bast_special_offer_emotional_layering Alexa’s Performance Choice: Send in the Clowns from A Little Night Music performed by Judi Dench on a 1996 daytime talk show with Alan Titchmarsh: Judi Dench - Send In the Clowns, 1996 Philippe’s Performance Choice: I Dreamed a Dream from Les Miserables film 2012 performed by Anne Hathaway: Les Misérables (2012) - I Dreamed A Dream Scene (1/10) | Movieclips How to Nurture a Singer’s Authentic Voice: An interview with Dr Trineice Robinson-Martin: https://www.basttraining.com/how-to-nurture-a-singers-authentic-voice Dr Paul Ekman: https://www.paulekman.com Singing and Teaching Singing by Janice L Chapman (3rd Edition) Pamela Davis; contributing author to Singing and Teaching Singing by Janice L Chapman (3rd Edition) ‘To Be or Not to Be’ Sketch; Shakespeare Live! From the RSC, BBC: Hamlet with Prince Charles and Benedict Cumberbatch | Shakespeare Live! From the RSC - BBC   ABOUT THE GUEST   For the past 30 years Philippe Hall has been in demand non-stop internationally as a professional singer, actor, dancer, voice-over recording artist. He has performed in more than 80 professional productions in 28 countries, amounting to well over 3,000 performances, not including public & private concerts and corporate show events. He has lent his voice to over 200 games as well as various commercials & films. He earned three degrees in three different countries from acclaimed institutions. BFA Music Dance Theater, BYU - USA. Masters of Music in Voice Performance Opera, Folkwang University of the Arts - Germany. Masters Voice Pedagogy equiv. in Contemporary Singing Styles, Complete Vocal Institute - Denmark. He is an authorized Vocology in Practice & CVT teacher. Philippe is a sought-after speaker & teacher at international educational events for voice teachers & singers. Guest Website: https://www.singingrevealed.com/ Social Media: https://www.youtube.com/c/SingingRevealed https://www.instagram.com/singingrevealed https://www.facebook.com/SingingRevealed   ABOUT THE PODCAST   BAST Training is here to help singers gain the knowledge, skills and understanding required to be a great singing teacher. We can help you whether you are getting started or just have some knowledge gaps to fill through our courses and educational events. Website: basttraining.com Get updates to your inbox: Click here for updates from BAST Training Link to presenter’s bios: basttraining.com/singing-teachers-talk-podcast-bios   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 3

44 min 28 sec

As you may or may not know we like to give you our reviews of resources and books as recommendations for you to add to your list, or sometimes leave off the list. And in this podcast, Alexa will be giving her review of The Chimp Paradox by Professor Steve Peters and explaining why she believes it's a book every adult could benefit from, as well as why the model is so easily applicable to coaches. KEY TAKEAWAYS The likes of Sir Chris Hoy, Steven Gerrard, and Sir Bradley Wiggins have all advocated Peters’ work and have used the model described in the book as ways to achieve their successes. In a nutshell, for me, The Chimp Paradox is a revealing and encouraging mind management, self-help resource for adults. Throughout the book, the emotional centre - or the limbic system, is referred to as a ‘chimp’ and the more logical centre as the ‘human’, and Peter's details the relationship between the two. That battle between head and heart. BEST MOMENTS ‘In other words, what life is to us. Deep, right!’ ‘You can go over to frontal cortex, crazy if you want’ SHOW RESOURCES  Goodreads Vocal Health Education Dr Jenevora Williams Chimpmanagement.com ABOUT THE PODCAST BAST Training is here to help singers gain the knowledge, skills and understanding required to be a great singing teacher. We can help you whether you are getting started or just have some knowledge gaps to fill through our courses and educational events. Website Get updates to your inbox Link to presenter’s bios See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 26

13 min 9 sec

Owner of the Voice Care Centre in London’s West End, Stephen King drops into The Singing Teachers’ Talk Show to chat with Alexa about all things Harry Potter, pasta, and what on earth The Bio-Psycho-Social Model actually is.    KEY TAKEAWAYS We all understand cause and effect, but when we can’t find the cause, we have to go back to the drawing board. The Bio-Psycho-Social Model is a three-part Venn diagram that looks at the biological, psychological, and sociological aspects that can contribute to the cause-and-effect equation. As a coach, one of the most important things you can do is to listen, in this instance not to the voice, but to what they’re saying. Actively listen to your student and you may find out other causes that are affecting their voice and vocal performance. The core of what a coach does is just being with someone while they discover who they are through an activity. Your role is to care, listen really well and help them discover that. One of the critiques of The Bio-Psycho-Social Model is that it is too passive. If you’re spending your whole time listening, you’re not actually guiding.   BEST MOMENTS ‘Voice pedagogy is a social science’ ‘Just listening well could be the start to that’ ‘No one should live without a voice’   SHOW RESOURCES George Engel and the BioPsychoSocial Model Robert Sussuma: http://www.robertsussuma.com Carl Rogers and Person Centred Therapy Dr Jenevora Williams: https://jenevorawilliams.com Brenda Shankey: https://www.brendashankey.net Chloe Spencer (no electronic link) Lydia Flock: https://www.flockstars.com Duncan Rock: https://duncanrocknutrition.com Lydia Hart: @lydiahartvoice Lauren Smallwood: @SLT_LaurenS Declan Costello: @Voicedoctor_uk Line Hilton: http://www.linehilton.com The work of the late Meribeth Dayme; listen to our podcast interview here: https://www.basttraining.com/episode-22-the-pioneering-spirit-with-dr-meribeth-dayme-1938-2019 Fundamental Anatomy Course: https://vocalhealth.co.uk/product/fundamental-anatomy   ABOUT THE GUEST Voice users from all over the world trust Stephen with their vocal recovery and rehabilitation. He has personally worked with Hollywood A-listers right through to World Champion Beatboxers, and owns the multidisciplinary VOICE CARE CENTRE in London's West End. Passionate about professional development, Stephen has acquired a breadth of knowledge from his qualifications in Advanced Clinical Massage, Medical Acupuncture, Manual Maxillofacial Therapy, Spinal Manipulation, Anatomy (including human dissection) and Voice Pedagogy, and is now continuing his studies into Psychotherapy. As an advocate of health and wellbeing, Stephen co-founded the not-for-profit Vocal Health Education, seeking to educate every single voice user around the world on the subject of Vocal Health with the pioneering; Vocal Health First Aid. As a teacher and educator across the world, Stephen can be found seeking out beautiful natural vistas whilst running (normally barefoot on a beach!) Website: https://voicecarecentre.co.uk & https://vocalhealth.co.uk Social Media: @voicecarecentre @thevocalhealth   ABOUT THE PODCAST BAST Training is here to help singers gain the knowledge, skills and understanding required to be a great singing teacher. We can help you whether you are getting started or just have some knowledge gaps to fill through our courses and educational events. Website: basttraining.com Get updates to your inbox: Click here for updates from BAST Training Link to presenter’s bios: basttraining.com/singing-teachers-talk-podcast-bios       See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 19

55 min 17 sec

Are you looking to learn how to reach your ideal client through digital marketing, or want to know more about targeting audiences with digital marketing? Then this week’s episode of Singing Teachers Talk is for you. Join host Alexa Terry and guest, vocal coach Candi Louise as they chat everything from jam donuts, to social media, to the movie Die Hard.   KEY TAKEAWAYS Taking the first step into digital marketing can be scary. First figure out two things, who are you and what are your strengths and weaknesses. Write down what your unique selling point is, why should they choose you. Also, write down what the stumbling blocks can be, the more prepared you are, then the better you can deal with any challenges such as Covid. It’s tempting to teach everyone, but you should also ask yourself ‘who do I want to teach’. You don’t want to get further down the line with a client list full of kids and then realise that you don’t like teaching young people, maybe you want to work with stage singers. When you’ve worked this out then partner it with the point above, so you know who you want to target and why they should choose you. You could be on every social media platform but that doesn’t mean that you’ll enjoy it and that your audience is using it too. Choose one platform to start with that suits your demographic, Candi uses Instagram because it suits her 25-35 age bracket. She’s not on Tik-Tok because she doesn’t like it and the audience skews younger. Work out what you can do with it and have some fun. Take advantage of freelancers who might know more about website building and social media than you do. It can be an inexpensive way of getting something that you don’t have the skillset for and it can save you time.   BEST MOMENTS  ‘Who knew that all those skills would come in useful’  ‘It takes a good coach to identify what you’re not good at’ ‘Social media strikes fear into anyone's heart’ ‘The more you do it, the more you get over it’  ‘I’m not sure I’ve designed my website but I've definitely designed my living room’   SHOW RESOURCES Register interest in the Digital Marketing course: https://candilouise.co.uk/registeryourinterest Imposter Syndrome Blogs: https://www.basttraining.com/imposter-syndrome-how-to-spot-ths-symptoms-and-causes/  &   https://www.basttraining.com/five-ways-to-manage-imposter-syndrome/ The Pricing Coach Blog: https://www.basttraining.com/putting-a-price-on-it-the-art-of-setting-your-fees/ Voice Teacher Influencer: Grow Your Studio, Increase Your Authority, and Make More Money by John Henny: Book Review: https://www.basttraining.com/book-review-the-voice-teacher-influencer-grow-your-studio-increase-your-make-more-money-by-john-henny/ Sprout Social: https://sproutsocial.com Canva: https://www.canva.com Squarespace: https://www.squarespace.com Wix: https://www.wix.com Accuity Booking: https://www.acuityscheduling.com Hootsuite: https://www.hootsuite.com Buffer: https://buffer.com     ABOUT THE GUEST Candi Louise is a professional vocal coach who specialises in training performers & songwriters to develop a unique, sustainable vocal style and carry this through to live performance. Prior to vocal coaching, she spent 9 years working in digital marketing, working alongside organisations such as the World Health Organization, Teenage Cancer Trust, Mind & more to help them deliver their digital marketing goals and, ultimately, achieve their mandate. Alongside this her own musical journey progressed; as a session singer/screamer, front-person of a rock band and a vocal coach she understood early on the importance of getting the right things in front of the right people in order to succeed. Eager to share this knowledge, more recently she’s been working with other coaches & singers to demystify digital marketing and help them identify the building blocks of their own marketing strategy through consultation and her specifically designed course: Digital Marketing 101. Guest Website: https://candilouise.co.uk/ Social Media:https://www.instagram.com/candilouisesinger/   ABOUT THE PODCAST BAST Training is here to help singers gain the knowledge, skills and understanding required to be a great singing teacher. We can help you whether you are getting started or just have some knowledge gaps to fill through our courses and educational events. Website: basttraining.com Get updates to your inbox: Click here for updates from BAST Training Link to presenter’s bios: basttraining.com/singing-teachers-talk-podcast-bios     See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 12

45 min 38 sec

Internationally renowned leading voice teacher John Henny joins host Alexa Terry on this episode of Singing Teachers Talk. Hear all about John’s Covid scare and the brain fog that comes along with it. Join the discussion on acoustics, passive income, and find out what ‘the teaching triangle’ actually is. Find all the referenced talking points under the ‘Show Resources’ section. KEY TAKEAWAYS A singing teacher needs to understand how the vocal cords work. You have to develop the ability to know how to manage the healthy tug-of-war between tensing and stretching muscles. If you understand the shifts in the soundwaves and the resonance we create, then it explains why you get a vocal break and the subtleties of the vowel sounds. Most of the issues a singer has with acoustics are to do with throat resonation. Try using the ‘uuuhhh’ sound to drop the larynx. The pitch you’re hearing is made up of many different pitches. Your vocal tract is a filter. The original pitches don’t change, it’s but the filter that changes it. Formant essentially means boost. ‘You’ and ‘me’ are two things we sing about a lot but they’re hard to do, that’s why you often hear singers say ‘may’ instead of ‘me’ and distort the vowel to an unrecognisable form. BEST MOMENTS ‘In the heat of battle when you’re singing, you can’t do these calculations, you need to feel it’ ‘Vowels are just perception’  SHOW RESOURCES Dr Rachel Goldenberg: https://rachelbgoldenberg.com/ The Intelligent Vocalist Podcast: https://johnhenny.com/category/podcast/ Dr Reena Gupta: https://www.centerforvocalhealth.com/meet-dr-gupta ‘The OHNI Voice Book: Straight Talk with Dr Reena Gupta’ Book Review: https://www.basttraining.com/the-ohni-voice-book-straight-talk-with-dr-reena-gupta/ Ken Bozeman: http://www.kenbozeman.com/ Dr Donald Miller: https://www.vocevista.com Dr Ian Howell: https://www.ianhowellcountertenor.com/ The Pomodoro Technique: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomodoro_Technique    ABOUT THE GUEST John Henny has been a leading voice teacher for over 25 years. He has taught thousands of singers, including Grammy winners and top background and session singers. John's students have appeared on Broadway and in major touring companies. John has also trained hundreds of voice teachers, including many industry leaders. John hosts the popular podcast, The Intelligent Vocalist and his YouTube channel has over 8 million views and counting. His books, including Beginning Singing, are Amazon bestsellers. John has lectured at USC, The Paul McCartney Liverpool Institute, and the Learning Annex. John is known for making complex concepts simple and easy to understand and is a leader in creating online programs for singers and voice teachers. Website: johnhenny.com Social Media: Facebook: @John Henny Vocals Instagram: @johnhennyvocals Twitter: @johnhennyvocals Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/jhenny62   ABOUT THE PODCAST BAST Training is here to help singers gain the knowledge, skills and understanding required to be a great singing teacher. We can help you whether you are getting started or just have some knowledge gaps to fill through our courses and educational events. Website: basttraining.com Get updates to your inbox: Click here for updates from BAST Training Link to presenter’s bios: basttraining.com/singing-teachers-talk-podcast-bios   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 5

37 min 52 sec

This week on Singing Teachers Talk, host Line Hilton will be talking to you about asking those awkward health questions, what questions we need to ask, why we need to ask them, and how we should go about doing it.   KEY TAKEAWAYS It’s important to get the background health history of someone’s voice so you know what it’s capable of and how long it might last. Remember to be up to date with your GDPR procedures when storing any information about students and avoid having handwritten notes. One of the most important things to know is about any previous spinal issues and any injuries that can affect the voice, they should be taken into account. Medicines such as steroids can weaken the epithelial. Female oral contraception can affect the singing voice to, so it is worth asking about these specifically. Explain why you're asking about their health history and ask if there is any medical issues or medicines that you should know about. Once this is disclosed then you should ask follow-up questions that can help inform your knowledge of their condition to get a better framework. One of Line’s top tips is to create a form to be completed in advance. This will also help with spellings of conditions of medications.   BEST MOMENTS ‘Mitigate the side effects and optimise vocal health’   SHOW LINKS Vocal Health Education: https://vocalhealth.co.uk National Center for Voice and Speech Medications and the voice: http://www.ncvs.org/rx_generic_name.php Jotform: https://eu.jotform.com Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com Laryngeal Endoscopy & Voice Therapy by Sue M Jones: http://www.comptonpublishing.co.uk/laryngeal-endoscopy-and-voice-therapy.php Vocal Health And Pedagogy Ed. by Robert T. Sataloff: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Vocal-Health-Pedagogy-Assessment-Treatment/dp/1597568600 Singing Voice Rehabilitation Karen Wicklund: https://www.amazon.com/Singing-Voice-Rehabilitation-Speech-Language-Pathologist/dp/143543854X   ABOUT THE PODCAST BAST Training is here to help singers gain the knowledge, skills and understanding required to be a great singing teacher. We can help you whether you are getting started or just have some knowledge gaps to fill through our courses and educational events. Website: https://www.basttraining.com Get updates to your inbox: Click here for updates from BAST Training Link to presenter’s bios: https://www.basttraining.com/singing-teachers-talk-podcast-bios   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 28

29 min 32 sec

It’s the return of Singing Teachers Talk! What are the six fundamentals of singing? That’s just one of the topics of conversation on the podcast this week. Alexa Terry is joined by guest Rachel Lynes, vocal coach and ex-West End performer. Find out all about how and why Rachel founded Sing Space, home of the world's first online Vocal Gym.    KEY TAKEAWAYS Are you aware of your resonance? Can you feel that tangible thing within your body?  All of the muscles in your body are connected. For example, you can’t clench your jaw with your tongue out. Are all your muscles free to move how they need to? The Vocal GYM has expanded to having guest coaches who run a wide range of classes such as vocal yoga, as well as Rachel’s fundamentals of singing.  The scientific knowledge Rachel gained while putting together her vocal coaching has helped her understand and define the things that we feel in our bodies as we sing.    BEST MOMENTS ‘Singing isn’t about doing, it’s about guiding and feeling’ ‘The science gave me context. It provided clarity to the view’ ‘We sing better when we feel safer’   SHOW LINKS  Vocal Gym: https://vocalgym.thesingspace.com/ Sensory Homunculus Images, referenced at 21:43: Linked here. Line Hilton: http://www.linehilton.com/ Heidi Moss: https://www.heidimosserickson.com/ Kenneth Bozeman: http://www.kenbozeman.com/ Stephen King: www.voicecarecentre.co.uk/ The Laryngeal Nerves: https://www.basttraining.com/the-laryngeal-nerves/ Natalie Weiss: https://natalieweissofficial.com/ She Used to be Mine from Waitress Breakdown by Rachel Lynes: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfg3-AGRoyyGwMptgp7z6gA OnlineMD: https://online-md.co.uk/   ABOUT THE GUEST  Rachel Lynes is an ex-West End performer and Vocal Coach. She specialises in vocal advancement, and career mentoring for performers and vocal coaches. She is the founder of the Sing Space, home of the world's first online Vocal Gym™ - open 24/7 for you to access professional development with globally renowned experts in all genres and techniques. Websites: www.thesingspace.com www.rachellynes.co.uk Social Media: Rachel on Instagram: @rachellynesvocalcoach The Sing Space on Instagram: @thesingspace The Sing Space on Twitter: @thesingspace   ABOUT THE PODCAST BAST Training is here to help singers gain the knowledge, skills and understanding required to be a great singing teacher. We can help you whether you are getting started or just have some knowledge gaps to fill through our courses and educational events. Website: basttraining.com Get updates to your inbox: Click here for updates from BAST Training Link to presenter’s bios: basttraining.com/singing-teachers-talk-podcast-bios See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 21

48 min 36 sec

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. ABOUT 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. Guest website: http://vocals.beckygilhespie.com ABOUT THE PODCAST BAST Training is here to help singers gain the knowledge, skills and understanding required to be a great singing teacher. We can help you whether you are getting started or just have some knowledge gaps to fill through our courses and educational events. Website: basttraining.com Get updates to your inbox: Click here for updates from BAST Training Link to presenter’s bios: basttraining.com/singing-teachers-talk-podcast-bios   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 2020

40 min 50 sec

During the Covid 19 lockdown, Nigel has been very busy helping college students to finish off their performance years, online. Having never taught online he discusses the challenges he's encountering and how he's dealing with them. He advises how a teacher can help the student prepare for college auditions. Nigel discusses the vocal and physical challenges he encountered whilst playing the lead role in Phantom of the Opera, travelling and performing, his pet performer peeves and how he deals with the fact he's the least well known Guildhall graduate of his year! Finally, Nigel gives his top tips for how a teacher can bring out the best in their student's performances. ABOUT Nigel is a veteran of 8 West End shows, both plays and musicals, including the Phantom in Phantom of the Opera. He has had an eclectic career, from touring the world in Tom Waits TheBlack Rider to singing Weil at the Royal Opera House, Figaro in Vienna, and as soloist at the John Wilson Orchestra Proms. Since working with Bernstein whilst studying at the Guildhall, Nigel has concentrated on new writing and nurturing young composers, culminating in his solo album, A Shining Truth. He has also been teaching singing, and ‘acting through song’ for over 15 years privately and at many of London’s top Musical Theatre schools. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nigel-Richards-ActorSinger-127597843977190/ ABOUT THE PODCAST  BAST Training is here to help singers gain the knowledge, skills and understanding required to be a great singing teacher. We can help you whether you are getting started or just have some knowledge gaps to fill through our courses and educational events. Website: basttraining.com Get updates to your inbox: Click here for updates from BAST Training Link to presenter’s bios: basttraining.com/singing-teachers-talk-podcast-bios   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jun 2020

1 hr 1 min

Nutritionist and author, Stephanie Moore is a powerhouse of nutritional and health information. It's becoming more and more accepted that health and wellbeing begins from the inside. Stephanie and Line discuss how gut health impacts not only the performer's general health but also their brain  health and function. Do you experience 'brain fog'? Well, this could be down to your gut health. Stephanie gives advice on how we can help singers understand the impact of their general health and wellbeing on their voice and performance, useful supplements to boost the immune system, why sleep is important to health and practical nutritional advice. Stephanie also advises how a singing teacher can help a singer who they suspect might have eating issues, and how to counter the often quite sedentary work-life a teacher experiences at the piano. ABOUT Stephanie is a clinical nutritionist, author and health coach with a degree in nutritional medicine and a Masters degree in counselling and psychotherapy. She has worked as a natural health and physical therapist for over 30 years combining her numerous skill sets to help people with all kinds of health issues, both physical and psychological.  Stephanie is head of nutrition at Grayshott Medical Spa where she oversees a radical 7-day digestive health regime that she co-developed 8 years ago and is Lead Nutritionist at a cutting edge medical and sports clinic that opened in July 2019 in Mayfair, London.  Stephanie published her first book in 2017: ‘Why Eating Less & Exercising More Makes You Fat!’, which explains why conventional weight loss advice fails and what to do instead to achieve permanent health and weight loss goals and she has co-authored a new book on SuperFoods with doctor of biochemistry and health campaigner, Dr James DiNicolantonio, to be published in 2020. Stephanie is now researching her new book on learning to love your wrinkles and the psychological and physical cost of trying to reverse the ageing process. Guest website: https://www.health-in-hand.co.uk  ABOUT THE PODCAST  BAST Training is here to help singers gain the knowledge, skills and understanding required to be a great singing teacher. We can help you whether you are getting started or just have some knowledge gaps to fill through our courses and educational events. Website: basttraining.com Get updates to your inbox: Click here for updates from BAST Training Link to presenter’s bios: basttraining.com/singing-teachers-talk-podcast-bios   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

May 2020

1 hr 7 min

Natalie Andreou's CV includes lead roles in West End and touring shows as varied as Rock Of Ages, Wicked, Mama Mia and Evita. She and Line discuss the various pathways to the West End, the challenges and joys of the job - vocally, mentally and physically. Other topics they discuss include the various vocal qualities required in MT, belt, vocal health, vibrato, dealing with costume and staging challenges. They also discuss Natalie's teaching practice including how she went about increasing her prices, useful teaching MT tools, tips on helping a student prepare for auditions, and how she now helps singers achieve their MT career goals. ABOUT Natalie Andreou is a vocal coach and career mentor for the musical theatre industry. Her 10 year career saw her performing in many shows around the world, including Standby Elphaba in Wicked at the Apollo Victoria, London. This followed a two year run playing the lead role of Sherrie in the original London cast of Rock Of Ages. Her career varies from ensemble dancer to leading lady, so her personal experience is of great benefit for those looking to work within the specialism of musical theatre, from any aspect. Since training with BAST in 2015, Natalie has taught from her private studio in central London. Natalie offers a personalised 1-2-1 service mentoring industry professionals, whether it's to secure agency representation or get through that audition door. She also currently runs online workshops in subjects such as Acting Through Song and Audition Prep. Guest website: http://www.natalieandreou.com ABOUT THE PODCAST  BAST Training is here to help singers gain the knowledge, skills and understanding required to be a great singing teacher. We can help you whether you are getting started or just have some knowledge gaps to fill through our courses and educational events. Website: basttraining.com Get updates to your inbox: Click here for updates from BAST Training Link to presenter’s bios: basttraining.com/singing-teachers-talk-podcast-bios     See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dec 2019

57 min 11 sec

One of the things that we love about Dr Jenevora Williams is her open, intelligent and enquiring mind. She has contributed to the BAST Training webinar library and past live training events. In this interview, we find out more about what makes Jenevora tick. She talks about her journey which started as a Botany undergrad, to becoming an opera singer, then getting a PhD in voice science. Her research was around male chorister voices as they went through puberty. Naturally, this then led her to write a book, 'Teaching Singing to Children and Young Adults.', a popular staple in many a singing teacher's bookshelves. Jenevora discusses her research findings, how she works with singers needing vocal rehabilitation, her latest topics of favour - the learning process, motor learning theory, and the work she does helping teachers on UK's only MA Voice Pedagogy degree. There are a lot of handy teaching gems for you to pick up in this podcast, so don't miss this one! ABOUT Dr Jenevora Williams is a leading exponent in the field of vocal health and singing teaching. After a successful career in Opera, Jenevora turned her attention to investigating healthy and efficient vocal function. The combination of academic study and practical experience has resulted in a unique perception for understanding the human voice. She was the first singing teacher to be awarded a PhD in voice science in the UK, and won the 2010 BVA Van Lawrence Prize for her outstanding contribution to voice research. Her book, Teaching Singing to Children and Young Adults, has been enormously popular with singing teachers throughout the world. She is well-known for her imaginative and rigorous training courses for singing teachers in the UK, the US and Europe. As a teacher of singing, she works with professional singers of all ages, as well as working in and training teachers for Vocal Rehabilitation for BAPAM and the NHS. Guest website: http://www.evolvingvoice.co.uk ABOUT THE PODCAST  BAST Training is here to help singers gain the knowledge, skills and understanding required to be a great singing teacher. We can help you whether you are getting started or just have some knowledge gaps to fill through our courses and educational events. Website: basttraining.com Get updates to your inbox: Click here for updates from BAST Training Link to presenter’s bios: basttraining.com/singing-teachers-talk-podcast-bios See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dec 2019

51 min 59 sec

Dr Meribeth Dayme is a familiar name to many singing teachers. From her detailed but comprehensible books on vocal anatomy, The Performer's Voice and Dynamics of the Singing Voice, to her holistic and energy-based approach to singing and vocal training, CoreSinging®, thousands of singers have benefited from Dr Dayme's passion for voice and treating the singer as a 'whole'. A pioneer in the world of singing pedagogy, Dr Dayme has been instrumental in helping singing teachers understand the role of energy and alternative healing to bring out the authentic performer. ​In, what turns out to be her last interview, Dr Dayme reveals how she went from singing to becoming an anatomy geek and specialist to delving into the unseen world of energy and alternative healing. Sadly Dr Dayme passed away on 28th Oct 2019 and before this podcast was published. Her legacy will continue and we, in the singing teaching world, are ever-better because of her dedication and passion for singing and teaching. ABOUT Meribeth Dayme PhD, a pioneer in the field of the singing voice, founded CoreSinging® in 2010. Her dream is that singers become channels for healing themselves and the audiences they reach. After years of research, writing and teaching singing she has found a way to honour that dream through CoreSinging®. She has taught singing and vocal pedagogy in university and privately for over 35 years and is recognised internationally for her textbooks on singing and teaching singing, masterclasses and courses. Guest website: https://www.coresinging.org ABOUT THE PODCAST  BAST Training is here to help singers gain the knowledge, skills and understanding required to be a great singing teacher. We can help you whether you are getting started or just have some knowledge gaps to fill through our courses and educational events. Website: basttraining.com Get updates to your inbox: Click here for updates from BAST Training Link to presenter’s bios: basttraining.com/singing-teachers-talk-podcast-bios   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 2019

43 min 35 sec

Stephen King started his performance career with great promise. On the road to a dance and MT career, Stephen had to take a dramatic turn away from performing after a serious knee injury. With all the physical therapy and medical attention he received Stephen found himself pulled into the world of manual therapy and decided to combine it with singing teaching. Stephen has worked as a vocal coach and MD for 20+ productions as well as being a residential teacher for a variety of colleges and academies. He is deeply committed to learning all he can about the performer’s anatomy and physiology and regularly trains with vocal, medical and physical clinicians to hone his skills even further. With a passion for helping to prevent vocal and physical injuries in performers and singers, Stephen is a key player in health promotion in the performing arts world. In this podcast, Stephen dives into his rather unconventional journey as a performer turned manual therapist and anatomy geek. He explains the importance of touch, emotionally, mentally and physically. He also talks about how vocal hyperfunction occurs and how it can be treated, how heel height can impact the larynx, his pet peeve, the proton pump inhibitor and his goals for changing the way singers are treated. Website: https://voicecarecentre.co.uk ABOUT THE PODCAST  BAST Training is here to help singers gain the knowledge, skills and understanding required to be a great singing teacher. We can help you whether you are getting started or just have some knowledge gaps to fill through our courses and educational events. Website: basttraining.com Get updates to your inbox: Click here for updates from BAST Training Link to presenter’s bios: basttraining.com/singing-teachers-talk-podcast-bios   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 2019

51 min 14 sec

In this podcast Line Hilton talks to Laurel Irene and Dr David Harris from VoiceScienceWorks. These two met several years ago at Dr Ingo Titze's Summer Vocology Institute at the National Center for Voice & Speech and have not been apart since!  In the beginning, like many singers and singing teachers, they struggled to translate the scientific knowledge into practical strategies for their voices and the voices of those that they worked with. So they set about to unravel the complexities of voice science into a singer friendly language. They have also been developing practical tools and strategies that work whether or not you understand the science behind it. Laurel and David love sharing their knowledge and understanding of voice science and helping others to understand the power of this knowledge. They work with singers online and in person, and take their educational programme on the road. In this podcast, we find out how they got into the science, how it helps them in their work and what's in store for their up and coming VSW European 2019 tour. Guest website: https://www.voicescienceworks.org ABOUT THE PODCAST  BAST Training is here to help singers gain the knowledge, skills and understanding required to be a great singing teacher. We can help you whether you are getting started or just have some knowledge gaps to fill through our courses and educational events. Website: basttraining.com Get updates to your inbox: Click here for updates from BAST Training Link to presenter’s bios: basttraining.com/singing-teachers-talk-podcast-bios   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 2019

34 min 42 sec

Now based in Melbourne, Australia, Lisa Perks started her singing and teaching career in the UK. In this podcast, she talks about moving to a new country as a well established singing teacher, and having to completely start over with her teaching practice. One of the ways she built her new business was to put on singing and training events. Lisa shares some of the benefits and the lessons learnt from putting on major events. As with many singing teachers today Lisa has begun to take a more holistic approach to teaching, recently incorporating Meribeth Bunch Dayme's Core Singing strategies. Lisa reveals a mindset breakthrough she experienced after suffering from three voice surgeries and significantly damaged voice. She explains how this breakthrough has changed her attitude towards teaching and is spurning a new teaching service. Line and Lisa discuss the benefits and pitfalls of teacher-related Facebook groups and other such teachery stuff.  Guest website: https://www.singwithease.com ABOUT THE PODCAST  BAST Training is here to help singers gain the knowledge, skills and understanding required to be a great singing teacher. We can help you whether you are getting started or just have some knowledge gaps to fill through our courses and educational events. Website: basttraining.com Get updates to your inbox: Click here for updates from BAST Training Link to presenter’s bios: basttraining.com/singing-teachers-talk-podcast-bios     See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 2019

1 hr 3 min

This podcast's guest is Manchester-based vocal coach Hannah Smikle. Hannah attended the Brit School and talks about her experience giving advice on how a singing teacher can help prepare a student who wants to, or is attending a performing arts school like this. As a teacher she got thrown into the job, quickly realising she had many gaps. Hannah talks about how she started to fill these teaching gaps including the BAST Singing Teacher Retreat, where felt she, "found her people". As well as the education she received on the retreat she talks about discovering how she had a special skill that could augment her service to give her an edge. In her practice, Hannah noticed there were many people who had negative emotions around their voice. She decided to gain skills in counselling and devised a programme to help people create a positive relationship to their voice. She shares some tips on how you can help singers who have this issue. Hannah also helps singers in the studio environment and gives us some great tips for getting the best recording takes from singers. Guest website: https://www.vocalperformancecoaching.com ABOUT THE PODCAST  BAST Training is here to help singers gain the knowledge, skills and understanding required to be a great singing teacher. We can help you whether you are getting started or just have some knowledge gaps to fill through our courses and educational events. Website: basttraining.com Get updates to your inbox: Click here for updates from BAST Training Link to presenter’s bios: basttraining.com/singing-teachers-talk-podcast-bios See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 2019

59 min 19 sec

If you're a fan of The Naked Vocalist podcast then this guest's voice will be a familiar one to you. Line Hilton chats with Steve Giles who is a vocal coach, member of the board of directors and authorised coach for Vocology in Practice and co-founder and co-host of the world’s leading singing podcast, The Naked Vocalist. Steve was very chatty (caffeine may have been involved!) about a wide range of topics from his thwarted career as a footballer, to his unexpected journey into singing and then teaching. He talks about how football training influenced his approach to teaching, how TNV podcast got started and how it changed his life and work, what he believes singers really want, whether voice science is essential to being a great singing teacher, whether he recommends podcasting as a way to build a teaching business and what he wish he'd understood when first setting out as a business owner. Line and Steve discuss how they deal with the social media trolls/haters. Guest website: https://www.stevegilesuk.com ABOUT THE PODCAST  BAST Training is here to help singers gain the knowledge, skills and understanding required to be a great singing teacher. We can help you whether you are getting started or just have some knowledge gaps to fill through our courses and educational events. Website: basttraining.com Get updates to your inbox: Click here for updates from BAST Training Link to presenter’s bios: basttraining.com/singing-teachers-talk-podcast-bios     See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jun 2019

53 min 24 sec

You may already have seen Ryan Luchuck in his two-part webinar series in the BAST Training Membership and Store, where he breaks down voice science for beginners. Multitalented Ryan, sings, plays the keys, guitar, and a variety of other instruments as well as being a sound engineer and producer. All of this he puts to good use in his teaching practice. In the podcast, we have a fascinating discussion around a variety of topics from how he lost his voice due to poor technique and decided to stop singing for three years, how he fell in love with teaching, how he uses a technique of communication he learnt through couple's therapy to communicate better with his students, how he loves to work with singers who have been told they can't sing and how he helps singers become more accurate with their rhythm and timekeeping. Ryan also talks about what he's learnt from putting regular on concert events for his students. Guest website: https://www.torontovoicelessons.com ABOUT THE PODCAST  BAST Training is here to help singers gain the knowledge, skills and understanding required to be a great singing teacher. We can help you whether you are getting started or just have some knowledge gaps to fill through our courses and educational events. Website: basttraining.com Get updates to your inbox: Click here for updates from BAST Training Link to presenter’s bios: basttraining.com/singing-teachers-talk-podcast-bios   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

May 2019

1 hr 3 min

Not to be confused with singer/songwriter, Cat Stevens, Kat Stephens is a singing teacher and owner of Aspire Arts Academy in Towcester. As with many teachers, Kat is trying to balance home life with business. Her academy, aspireartsacademy.uk enrols around 100 students a term and along with this and her privates, Kat also runs a choir for hobby singers. Her passion is to help people grow in confidence and attain healthy mental health through singing. Kat talks about her challenges with the business, helping students deal with negative college experiences, how she finds students, advises on the process of putting on a musical show and how she maintains her own professional development. Guest website: https:///www.katstephens.com ABOUT THE PODCAST  BAST Training is here to help singers gain the knowledge, skills and understanding required to be a great singing teacher. We can help you whether you are getting started or just have some knowledge gaps to fill through our courses and educational events. Website: basttraining.com Get updates to your inbox: Click here for updates from BAST Training Link to presenter’s bios: basttraining.com/singing-teachers-talk-podcast-bios     See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 2019

45 min 50 sec

In this podcast we hear from singing teacher & Intuitive Confidence Coach, Lilli Badcock. Lilli started performing arts at a dancing school as a child but found herself wanting to sing the song rather than dance to it. Lilli talks about her journey from singer, to choir leader, singing teacher and now confidence coach. After having experienced a considerable amount of anxiety throughout her life Lilli had to do a lot of work to overcome these dark periods. Her new purpose came after one particularly dark episode when she lost her voice for a time, She found herself questioning her identity and purpose. Taking what she discovered on her journey to overcome this crippling condition Lilli now focuses her work to help people realise they "can do it" and to find their purpose through singing. Lilli also talks about how she has found a balance between being a mother to 3, wife, teacher and entrepreneur. Guest website: http://www.lillibadcock.com ABOUT THE PODCAST  BAST Training is here to help singers gain the knowledge, skills and understanding required to be a great singing teacher. We can help you whether you are getting started or just have some knowledge gaps to fill through our courses and educational events. Website: basttraining.com Get updates to your inbox: Click here for updates from BAST Training Link to presenter’s bios: basttraining.com/singing-teachers-talk-podcast-bios     See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mar 2019

55 min 20 sec

Like many singing teachers, Juliet Russell juggles a variety of hats including being a singer/songwriter, a vocal coach, choir director and music festival organiser. As well as running her own practice working with artists, Juliet loves to work with choirs, recently arranging and featuring in the Pamper's tribute to midwives with Paloma Faith on lead vocals. Juliet is a vocal coach on two of the UK’s biggest entertainment shows; ITV’s The Voice and BBC1’s Michael McIntyre’s Big Show. Line and Juliet talk about her random journey into singing and teaching from a very young age. In spite of not having any specific goals in the music industry, she has gone on to coach Grammy, Brit, MTV Europe Music and MOBO award-winning singers. As part of an MA Juliet got involved with the British Lung Foundation to research and develop a singing related tool to improve dysphonia in people with respiratory illnesses. Juliet also talks about how a teacher can prepare singers for TV singing competitions , how she got the gig and what the challenges of that kind of coaching are. Guest website: https://www.julietrussell.com ABOUT THE PODCAST  BAST Training is here to help singers gain the knowledge, skills and understanding required to be a great singing teacher. We can help you whether you are getting started or just have some knowledge gaps to fill through our courses and educational events. Website: basttraining.com Get updates to your inbox: Click here for updates from BAST Training Link to presenter’s bios: basttraining.com/singing-teachers-talk-podcast-bios See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Feb 2019

33 min 53 sec

In this podcast Line Hilton talks to Joshua Alamu, a professional vocal coach with over 15 years experience as a singing teacher in the music and television industry. He has been a voice coach for the TV talent shows such as The Voice UK and is currently working with acts such as Fleur East, Little Mix and JP Cooper. Joshua talks about his unexpected journey to becoming a vocal coach, the pros and cons of coming from a gospel background, how Ultimate Artists, an artist development summer programme he co-founded came about and his goals with the programme and how he works with artists under the pressure of promotional work, recording and touring. Guest website: https://www.joshuaalamu.com ABOUT THE PODCAST  BAST Training is here to help singers gain the knowledge, skills and understanding required to be a great singing teacher. We can help you whether you are getting started or just have some knowledge gaps to fill through our courses and educational events. Website: basttraining.com Get updates to your inbox: Click here for updates from BAST Training Link to presenter’s bios: basttraining.com/singing-teachers-talk-podcast-bios     See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jan 2019

1 hr 10 min

This podcast is a bit different as I am talking to recent BAST Graduate, Matt Thorns, about his journey. Matt started out singing as a six-year-old chorister in Oxford. He talks about his vocal experience going through puberty. He then moved into general performing arts and eventually music production and songwriting. He noticed that he was spending a lot of time helping singers to get the best out of their voices in the studio, and he was enjoying the role more and more. In the interview, Matt reveals the top issues he found singers to have when in a recording studio setting. Eventually, his coaching interest blossomed into a desire to find out more and to delve into the performance coaching world further eventually bringing him to the 20 Hour BAST course, which he took with Kaya Herstad Carney. He talks about his biggest obstacle, lack of confidence, as a new teacher and how he overcame it, and the current challenges he is experiencing. Together we discuss how to deliver an online lesson along with a variety of other teaching topics. Guest website: https://www.musicalignment.com  ABOUT THE PODCAST  BAST Training is here to help singers gain the knowledge, skills and understanding required to be a great singing teacher. We can help you whether you are getting started or just have some knowledge gaps to fill through our courses and educational events. Website: basttraining.com Get updates to your inbox: Click here for updates from BAST Training Link to presenter’s bios: basttraining.com/singing-teachers-talk-podcast-bios     See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 2018

1 hr 10 min

Many of you will have already encountered this podcast's guest, John Henny. He's a singing teacher and music school business owner and also provides training and education for singing teachers. His singing journey started when he realised that singing was going to give him the edger as a drummer. He was a part of the Speech Level Singing organisiation for many years, as one of the teacher training team that traveled around the world training SLS teachers. Eventually, he headed out on his own to follow his entrepreneurial itch. We find out about his journey and the lessons learned along the way Guest website: http://www.johnhenny.com ABOUT THE PODCAST  BAST Training is here to help singers gain the knowledge, skills and understanding required to be a great singing teacher. We can help you whether you are getting started or just have some knowledge gaps to fill through our courses and educational events. Website: basttraining.com Get updates to your inbox: Click here for updates from BAST Training Link to presenter’s bios: basttraining.com/singing-teachers-talk-podcast-bios See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 2018

49 min 30 sec

Singer and songwriter Whitney Nichole started her teaching studio back in 2008. Over the past ten years, her studio has grown from a two-person operation to nineteen teachers, nearly four hundred students and for locations. As you can imagine a lot has been learned along the way. Whitney tells us her story, how she grew the business, helped her teachers get on board with the Songbird values, her process of finding the right teacher for the studio and what she loves about running a business this size. Whitney also talks about Vocology in Practice where she is the current chairperson. Guest website: http://www.songbirdsf.com ABOUT THE PODCAST  BAST Training is here to help singers gain the knowledge, skills and understanding required to be a great singing teacher. We can help you whether you are getting started or just have some knowledge gaps to fill through our courses and educational events. Website: basttraining.com Get updates to your inbox: Click here for updates from BAST Training Link to presenter’s bios: basttraining.com/singing-teachers-talk-podcast-bios     See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 2018

59 min 20 sec

Gemma Sugrue is one of those natural entrepreneurs. She started her own wedding singer business at college and on finishing her degree joined forces with a friend to set up a singing teaching studio in Cork where they now have 300+ students, and are earning enough to employ a manager whilst she spends time on her own creativity as singer/songwriter. Gemma talks to Line Hilton about her journey from a naive 17 year old touring Australia with an Irish dance show, how she went about learning to sing in a contemporary vocal style, setting up her first business as a wedding singer, and the trials and tribulations of becoming a studio boss with 15 teachers. She also talks about how she has gone about finding a balance between her business and artist mindset. Guest website: https//www.gemmasugrue.com   ABOUT THE PODCAST  BAST Training is here to help singers gain the knowledge, skills and understanding required to be a great singing teacher. We can help you whether you are getting started or just have some knowledge gaps to fill through our courses and educational events. Website: basttraining.com Get updates to your inbox: Click here for updates from BAST Training Link to presenter’s bios: basttraining.com/singing-teachers-talk-podcast-bios     See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 2018

35 min 50 sec

From a humble beginning in a local choir to one of the most highly regarded vocal pedagogs in the UK and co-founder of the very popular The Naked Vocalist Podcast, Chris Johnson talks to Line Hilton about his journey from singing as a hobby to a career. Chris talks about his mistakes, challenges and victories, how he transitioned from being a small-town teacher to running an oversubscribed London teaching studio. Chris also talks about his vocal issues and how he dealt with them physically and mentally. Chris talks about the benefits the podcast has had on his practice, how he deals with negative criticism and shares a little trick he’s learned to market his practice and increase bookings. Guest website: https://www.chrisjohnsonvocalcoach.com   ABOUT THE PODCAST  BAST Training is here to help singers gain the knowledge, skills and understanding required to be a great singing teacher. We can help you whether you are getting started or just have some knowledge gaps to fill through our courses and educational events. Website: basttraining.com Get updates to your inbox: Click here for updates from BAST Training Link to presenter’s bios: basttraining.com/singing-teachers-talk-podcast-bios See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 2018

52 min 2 sec

Mindy Pack hails from Salt Lake City, Utah. She began singing professionally from a young age, taking up teaching as it seemed the right thing to do. Like many of us took her voice for granted until the day it wasn't there. This event was a turning point for Mindy as it took her down an unexpected path. As a teacher, she was already exploring and building on her technique and teaching skills, but now she had to figure out how to get her voice back. As a result of this new journey, Mindy has become a go-to voice teacher for ENTs and Speech Pathologists to send their rehab patients to. Mindy works with pro singers from all genres and styles of music. Her clients have been seen on world tours, national Broadway tours, AMA’s, Grammy’s, Saturday Night Live, International Award shows, YouTube Sensations, College Scholarship Winners, Reality TV Shows, Cruise Lines, and local and national performances to name a few. As you will discover Mindy has a dynamite personality and she and Line always find something to get hysterical about, this podcast was no different. Find out why Mindy's neighbour came running into her studio one day with a gun in hand... Guest website: https://www.mindypack.com    ABOUT THE PODCAST  BAST Training is here to help singers gain the knowledge, skills and understanding required to be a great singing teacher. We can help you whether you are getting started or just have some knowledge gaps to fill through our courses and educational events. Website: basttraining.com Get updates to your inbox: Click here for updates from BAST Training Link to presenter’s bios: basttraining.com/singing-teachers-talk-podcast-bios     See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

May 2018

44 min 10 sec

Line Hilton talks to BAST Trainer and sound engineer Gareth Henderson. A British expat now 'living the life' in Perth, Australia, Gareth came to singing and teaching through lucky circumstance, and along the way scored his lovely wife, Louise - he says she was part of a package deal of singing lessons he had with her father! Gareth talks about the lessons he learnt from building 3 singing teaching studios, what he wished he'd known about singing teaching from the start, the surprising thing he learnt from working with signed artist, Birdy, how he deals with students who seem to want to use the lesson as a counselling session, plus more. He asks Line how she would deal with a singer who didn't like their sound or trust it was right even when they were singing functionally well. Guest website: https://www.australianpopacademy.com.au ABOUT THE PODCAST  BAST Training is here to help singers gain the knowledge, skills and understanding required to be a great singing teacher. We can help you whether you are getting started or just have some knowledge gaps to fill through our courses and educational events. Website: basttraining.com Get updates to your inbox: Click here for updates from BAST Training Link to presenter’s bios: basttraining.com/singing-teachers-talk-podcast-bios See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 2018

1 hr 3 min

Line Hilton, talks to BAST Trainer, Ian Davidson who is based in Liverpool. They discuss his musical journey and how he became a singing teacher as a result of working for the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA). Line and Ian discuss the benefits and constraints of being a part of a specific teaching methodology. They both trained as Speech Level Singing teachers initially. Ian recently changed his teaching approach, which in turn affected the way he set up his teaching studio. He and Line discuss the kinds of students they enjoy and don't enjoy teaching. Guest website: http://www.ianjdavidson.com   ABOUT THE PODCAST  BAST Training is here to help singers gain the knowledge, skills and understanding required to be a great singing teacher. We can help you whether you are getting started or just have some knowledge gaps to fill through our courses and educational events. Website: basttraining.com Get updates to your inbox: Click here for updates from BAST Training Link to presenter’s bios: basttraining.com/singing-teachers-talk-podcast-bios   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mar 2018

53 min 49 sec

Line Hilton, talks to BAST Trainer, Lisa Haupert. They discuss her musical journey from piano to singing, becoming a singing teacher after initially studying psychology then training as a general nurse (something she and Line have in common), the differences she's noticed in singing students in the different locations she's worked in (USA & UK) and Lisa asks Line how she maintains her own motivation. Guest website: https://www.shamelesssinging.com   ABOUT THE PODCAST  BAST Training is here to help singers gain the knowledge, skills and understanding required to be a great singing teacher. We can help you whether you are getting started or just have some knowledge gaps to fill through our courses and educational events. Website: basttraining.com Get updates to your inbox: Click here for updates from BAST Training Link to presenter’s bios: basttraining.com/singing-teachers-talk-podcast-bios   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mar 2018

1 hr 9 min

In our inaugural Teachers On Teaching podcast, BAST founder, Line Hilton, talks to BAST Trainer, Kaya Herstad Carney. They discuss her singing journey, becoming a teacher (by being thrown in at the deep end), how her MA helped her teaching, working with choirs, teaching vocal technique in a classroom setting and how working with people recovering from addiction taught her a humbling lesson. Kaya asks Line how she would deal with a student who was getting inaccurate advice and teaching from another singing teacher. Line and Kaya answer Sarah Nixey's question " Can we look at how to apply exercises to songs? In other words, how can we help our students to work on their songs via scales, vowels etc. What should we look for in the song to choose the right exercises? And how can we help them perform the song? Use of dynamics, telling the story of the song etc." Guest website: https://www.kayamusic.com   ABOUT THE PODCAST  BAST Training is here to help singers gain the knowledge, skills and understanding required to be a great singing teacher. We can help you whether you are getting started or just have some knowledge gaps to fill through our courses and educational events. Website: basttraining.com Get updates to your inbox: Click here for updates from BAST Training Link to presenter’s bios: basttraining.com/singing-teachers-talk-podcast-bios   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mar 2018

1 hr 18 min