“The perfect balance of information, tools, practicality, science and FUN!” Hannah Meridith, UK


Kaya Herstad Carney and guests


33-45 Parr Street Studios, Liverpool, L1 4JN


Singing teachers of all levels who are looking to take their teaching up a notch. Saturday will not be suitable for total beginners or non-BAST Grads.


You will be able to augment your current skills and knowledge, explore further teaching strategies, deepen your ability to assess the voice, fix technical issues and speed up your teaching results to impress your students. This is a great opportunity to hang out with like-minded folk and geek out on voice! When you register for the event, you will be asked to submit any particular topics of interest you have. We will do our best to create a curriculum that includes these topics.


Saturday 19th October 10AM – 6PM

10am Registration, refreshments and Intros
10.15am-1pm Introduction to Vocal Acoustics
1-2pm LUNCH
2-6pm Special guests Voice Science Works Voice Analyzer Technology in practice

Sunday 20th October 10AM – 4PM

10am-12.15pm Harmony work with groups
12-12.30pm LUNCH
12.30-2.30pm Teaching Clinic – observation and sharing of practice**
2.30- 4pm The artist development approach to teaching

You can attend both days or just one day

*   Subject to change
** NB! Guinea pig students required for this session



2 days £140
1 day £80
Voicescienceworks workshop only £65

BAST Members

2 days £130
1 day £70
Voicescienceworks workshop only £55

Login to your membership get the discount code. Apply code at check out.




Saturday afternoon 2-4pm

We are super happy to be joined by Laurel & David Saturday workshop that brings contemporary research on the voice and translates it into directly applicable information so that you, the vocal teacher and professional, can immediately apply it in your practice.

Laurel Irene and Dr. David Harris, co-creators of www.voicescienceworks.org, will present interactive, engaging and playful sessions that bring you and your studio to a new and intimate level with using voice analyzer technology, gamification as a tool to share complex information in the field of voice science, and new research in neuroscience and listening practices designed to help you deepen into tried and true vocology principals.

For singers of all styles, actors, teachers, sound and industry professionals, this workshop brings a fresh approach to the teaching voice, training the ear and the brain, and mastering voice technology as a revolutionary tool in the learning process.

Feedback from previous workshops

Laurel and David knocked it outta the park! The knowledge that both of them have is phenomenal…I felt as if I walked through an experience with them; rather than just listened to a lecture. “ Keeleen Miskin, music theater coach and voice educator, Atlanta, Georgia

Fascinating, interactive, motivating. I loved the voice analyzer!” Marcia Ragonetti, Mezzo-soprano, Denver, Colorado

“I loved putting into practice what I learned, and started warming up with the straw right away…I learned how to sing without getting as tired, and how to get better sound with less work.” Annie Scott Rogers, Actor, San Francisco, California


Laurel Irene, Los Angeles-based vocal artist and voice researcher, specializes in bringing new compositional works to life with vocal repertoire ranging from Monteverdi to Mozart to the wacky, wild, and extreme sounds of the 21st century. With incredible vocal range, agile flexibility, and intense emotional connection that stretches from playful to unhinged in the span of a page, she draws on her expertise in vocal research to heighten unique timbres, textures, and vocal expressions .

As an avid voice educator and founder of the educational organization, VoiceScienceWorks, she gives voice workshops at conferences and collegiate settings across the United States and Europe including the Pan-American Vocology Association, American Choral Directors Association, Acoustical Society of America, Harvard University, College of the Holy Cross, California Institute for the Arts, University of California Los Angeles, and Cornish College of the Arts.

Ms. Irene is an alumna of performance programs at the CalState LA, USC Thornton School of Music, Oregon State University, New Music on the Point, Cortona New Music Sessions, and the Summer Vocology Institute.

Visit www.laurelirenesings.com for more information

David Harris (DMA, b. 1974) specializes in new music, American music, and the intricacies of communication in singing and conducting.  Through innovation, performance, and research, David enlivens community through the power of music.

Living in Los Angeles, David is the co-founder and director of VoiceScienceWorksand one of the principal authors of the website and of various publications.  Together with his partner, Laurel Irene, he helps vocalists learn to translate difficult voice science into immediately applicable tools.  Voice science, though, is much more of a personal pursuit, and includes daily tinkering and expanding vocal opportunities in measured steps.  David performs in many styles, has command of varied extended vocal techniques, and loves making crazy sounds and fluidly crossing voice parts in ensembles depending on where the need lies.  This has led to regular opportunities to sing and teach others around the world how miraculous their voices are, and how their mental and physical capacity are only limited by their habits and beliefs.  Through games, experiences, and presentations based in neuroscience and voice research, he helps people realize the life-changing possibilities of voice.

Visit www.drdavidharrismusic.org for more information


I am always inspired and motivated by the BAST weekend workshops, both from the learning through BAST tutors and guest speaker and from the other participating teachers. It can be quite isolated being a singing teacher so this forum is a wonderful way to connect and learn from others. Ursula Connolly, Ireland

The event opened me up to new concepts and ideas. We explored various teaching methods in a friendly and supporting environment. The trainers were experienced and helpful, answering all my questions – inside or outside of class. I would highly recommend this workshop to any voice teacher out there. Aleksandra, UK & Poland

Others should consider attending this event to get access to experienced, expert advice that will have a real impact on their work. They will also be able to make contacts with other voice teachers across the country/world, which is always a good thing. Russell, Scotland

The knowledge gained helps to eliminate the guess work when faced with new issues or questions from students, and makes me feel more confident and assured that I’m making the best possible decisions for my students. Mersey Wylie UK

It will take me ages to go through all the information I was given. The quality of the lectures and talks from guest speakers was top drawer. It was also great to meet up with all the other teachers. Well done BAST. Eddy Hailwood, UK

It was great to meet the BAST team finally in the flesh and to learn from their vast wealth of experience and knowledge. It was also wonderful to meet up with other vocal coaches from all over the world and put names to faces, make new friends and contacts. Judy Gosler, UK

A wonderful, varied, and insightful weekend with like-minded voice geeks! Not just sitting and listening, but actually doing….teaching with fellow teachers in a safe and supportive environment. What better way to learn! Darren JohnUK