BAST creator Line Hilton is passionate about facilitating the singer in fulfilling their potential, both technically and creatively. She draws on a diverse pool of training, qualifications, experiences and skills to help those who require it, whether as performers or teachers.
Line is a trained registered nurse, has a B.Mus Ed degree from the prestigious Western Australian Conservatorium of Music and MSc in Performing Arts Medicine from University College London – think Sports Medicine for performers!
With Line’s deep understanding of the vocal mechanism she is able to help a singer gain ease of control over their voice without losing their vocal identity. During her time as head of vocals at the Academy of Contemporary Music (Guildford, UK) Line gained a great deal of experience working with developing artists. This lead her to create the Performers Edge course to help performers develop the right mindset, practice strategies and performance skills required for them to attain their performance and career goals.
In her private practice, Line sees professional and semi professional singers and voice users, helping them to better understand and cope with the vocal and mental demands of the job, how to care for their voice and body in order to maintain the high standard health required to perform and sing at optimal levels. Line has had a great deal of success with a functional approach to vocal technique that helps singers overcome vocal issues such as poor pitch control, lack of strength, limited vocal stamina, register transition difficulties and limited range. She runs regular singer’s workshops and a 10-week singing teacher training course for experienced performers who wish to teach privately.
“I believe people who sing have the right to enjoy an unhampered, healthy and exhilarating experience; my job is to ensure that it happens.” Line Hilton