The myth of natural talent

We love to think stars are born not made but the truth, writes AMY BOX, is that “natural talent” alone won’t get you to the top. It takes hard work and dedication to succeed in the music business – and it’s time we recognised it. “You’re so lucky, being born with that voice!” Well-intentioned comments […]

Confessions of a cruise ship singer

Cruise ship singers were once considered “theatre rejects” who weren’t good enough for “real” performing jobs. But industry attitudes have changed and life on board is now a popular choice for many adept entertainers. Alexa Terry explains why being a singing sailor is an opportunity not to be missed.  “Dear Diary, I took the job..!” […]

How BAST is teaching the teachers

The BAST Singing Teacher’s Retreat 2016 was about as inspiring and uplifting a weekend as a vocal geek like me could hope for. My brain was filled to bursting with new science, research, techniques and teaching methodology. I left feeling invigorated by the people I’d met and the lectures I’d attended and eager to get […]