Singing Teacher Training Courses

As you may have read elsewhere on this site, we are passionate about the level of information, training and experience that a Vocal Coach or Singing Teacher should have in order to truly be ready to address the needs of a broad range of clients.

Without this, a teacher is at best going to be offering decent and appropriate tuition to only SOME of their students or at worst, they could be unintentionally harming them!

But where can a sincere teacher who really wants to gain this skill and knowledge, go to learn what they need to know?

Sure, there are colleges and universities out there offering Singing Training diplomas and degrees but to find Singing TEACHER training is so much harder and if you can find it, its often expensive and requires you to be in another country or state.

BAST TitleLogo borderedGareth Henderson is very proud to be one of the handful of highly experienced teachers worldwide who are licenced to teach the "B.A.S.T" (Be A Singing Teacher) training course. It's a simple yet comprehensive introduction to the critical parts of understanding how to teach voice, that expands into a more comprehensive knowledge of the detailed issues.

The course was developed by London-based Vocal Coach, Line Hilton (B.Mus Ed, MSc).ViP logo web

It is recognized by the teacher network, Vocology in Practice (VIP), as a training course to help teachers qualify to become an authorized VIP teacher. Experienced teachers also take this course to refresh their knowledge and to identify areas they want to develop more deeply in their pedagogy and teaching style.



B.A.S.T is for you if you answer “yes” to at least three of these questions:

Are you a singer who has tried your hand at teaching singing only to find that you weren’t sure what to do with your students?
Are you an experienced singing teacher who wants to take your teaching to the next level and become the go-to teacher in your community?
Do you want to know how our embodied instrument really works, and why some students respond best to certain exercises and vowel modifications while others respond best to a completely different approach?
Do you believe that each student has their own way of learning, their unique voice, and their particular goals, and that one of the roles of the teacher is to deliver student-centered learning?
Do you want a great tool box full of the scientifically proven best tools to help your students fully develop and unleash their voices?
Do you want to know your strengths as a teacher and how to use those to become an even better teacher?
Do you want to know how to get students through your studio door and how to achieve your teaching goals?

There are over 20 hours of training delivered in this course, normally delivered over 10 weekly sessions, delivered in our VocalTech Studios, in a small group environment.

In the B.A.S.T course you will learn:

Detailed anatomy and physiology of the voice and respiratory system
The differentiation of student-centered learning vs. teacher-centered learning
How to assess the function of the larynx, vocal cords, vowels, respiratory system, and overall body posture
How to use formant and vowel tuning to optimize the student’s resonance
The primary tools of the trade and how to apply them to the different functional voice types
How to best set up your studio to meet the needs of both you and your students
When to refer a student to another teacher, a coach, or a physician
How to teach to your strengths and work with more ease
The what, where, and when of the first lesson
The singing teacher’s role in assessing vocal pathology and promoting vocal health
How to get students through your studio door
The latest research from vocal science and it’s practical application to the singing and spoken voice
How to help students move beyond their thinking, emotional and physical barriers

If you are interested in taking this course, please get in touch by either email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or phone (0449 198 900) to register your interest and we will let you know when the course will next run.