Unleashing the power of creative expression through accessible, high-quality arts education for all ages and abilities.

Welcome to an inspiring world where arts are not just practiced, but lived and celebrated. At BHVA, we provide a dynamic and inclusive space where everyone, irrespective of age or ability, can express, explore, and elevate their creative spirit.

Who are we?

Led by Beccy Hurrell and Lindsey Atkins, our team is passionate about making the creative arts accessible.

Why...

  1. Celebrate our diversity

  2. Supercharge our learning

  3. Boost our wellbeing

With Lindsey's 20+ years of teaching experience, and Beccy's impressive performance portfolio on national and international stages, we blend education and industry to offer an unparalleled learning experience right on your high street.

Our Services

Our diverse programmes, guided by our core values of inspiration, nurturing, quality, creativity, and joy, are designed to break down barriers and celebrate each individual's unique creative journey.

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Academies

From Voice to Dance, Music to Drama, and Art - we offer comprehensive tuition tailored to all ages and abilities.

Choose to learn individually or, for children and young people, in Squads.

In our Roots programs we partner with organisations to run choirs, dance, art classes, and school clubs, fostering community engagement through the beauty of the creative arts.

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Arts4All

Under our innovative Arts4All initiative, we work with agencies (such as CIRV and DWP), schools and individuals to increase curriculum engagement and support young people requiring social, emotional and mental health support.

Using the creative arts as an empowering medium, we engage in coaching and mentoring, creating positive impacts extend beyond the artistic sphere.

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Stay tuned for our upcoming training packages and courses, designed and developed to enrich your learning journey.

About Us

Inspire | Nurture | Quality | Creativity | Joy

Igniting creativity by making the arts accessible to everyone.

Inspiring personal growth, celebrating individuality, and bringing joy

Our Ethos

At BHVA, we empower you, whether you are picking up an art form for the first time, refining your performance, seeking to develop your teaching pedagogy, or looking for personal growth. Through a nurturing, creative, and all-inclusive atmosphere, we foster personal and artistic development. We implement innovative teaching practices that not only cultivate sills but also celebrate success.

Welcome to BHVA - where every artistic journey is a story of inspiration, creativity, and celebration.

Our Mission

At BHVA, we our committed to inspire all our students to discover their own creative signatures through research-based tuition; to nurture students, building confidence in all elements of their creative journey, utilising coaching and mentoring knowledge. We will ensure only the highest quality of provision is offered by supporting our programmes with up-to-date research and training. We will break down barriers and discover the unique creativity of each person who walk through our doors, using the arts. Finally, and most importantly, we will celebrate every success, no matter the size, to ensure that anyone who engages and works with us finds moments of joy in themselves and in their artistic journey.

Our Philosophy

We believe everyone has a unique spark of creativity. Our approach is all about nurturing that spark through quality, fun, arts education, and celebrating every step of the creative journey. We're not just teaching skills, we're inspiring a love for creative expression that lasts a lifetime.

Our Promise

We promise to fuel your creativity in a fun, inclusive space. We assure high-quality creative arts education that is tailored to your unique needs and abilities. We're not just about teaching the creative arts - we're creating a community of joy, inspiration, and success, where everyone feels valued.

Our Guarantee

We guarantee a high-quality, inclusive, and joyful learning experience that not only elevates your creative skills, but also nurtures personal growth.

Every individual's unique journey will be celebrated, irrespective of age, ability, or background.

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Building Trust In Teaching

August 28, 20232 min read

Building Trust

Finding and building trust in a teaching relationship is vital. It's about forming connections with those you work with, understanding their needs and struggles, and helping them overcome obstacles. When students trust us, they can be their true authentic selves, and we can move forward together.

Case Studies: From 4-year-old Non-Singer to 65-year-old Student

Building Trust

An example of this trust can be seen in a 65-year-old woman I've been teaching for about three months. She was told at four that she couldn't sing. Working with her, understanding her fears and triggers, and building trust allowed us to make progress in accessing her voice. Her nerves were high, but with empathy, encouragement, and creative techniques, she was able to overcome her anxiety and achieve success.

Understanding Different Scenarios and Students

Every student's journey is different, and recognizing where they're coming from is essential. Some students need more time, some need to experiment, and some need a different perspective. Flexibility, patience, and willingness to adapt are keys to successful teaching. There must always be different ways to approach teaching, and giving yourself permission to try lots of things out is empowering.

Working with Young Children: A Nursery Experience

This adaptability extends to working with young children, such as two-and-a-half-year-olds in a nursery. Changing sessions, trying different students in the mix, and finding new ways to engage them can lead to surprising achievements. Even children who had not previously communicated or engaged with peers can open up and express themselves when approached with creativity and persistence.

Songwriting, Practicing, and Experimentation

Whether it's songwriting, practicing a piece, or trying to find the right words, the journey may involve experimentation, trying, walking away, and coming back to it. Sometimes, a change of scenery or method can break the block. It's about allowing time for the process, breaking it down into smaller parts, and avoiding unnecessary stumbling blocks.

Top Tips for Building Trust in Teaching:

  1. Show Empathy and Understanding: Understand the fears, struggles, and needs of each student.

  2. Be Adaptable: Flexibility in teaching methods helps students find their way.

  3. Encourage Experimentation: Let students explore and find what works best for them.

  4. Create a Safe Environment: A safe space where students feel comfortable can foster trust.

  5. Communicate Openly: Open lines of communication help build a trusting relationship.

  6. Celebrate Successes: Recognize and celebrate achievements, no matter how small.

Building Trust

Takeaways:

Trust, understanding, flexibility, and a willingness to experiment are at the core of successful teaching and learning.

Adaptability, empathy, and open communication are essential in building trust.

Teaching is a dynamic process that involves constant learning, trying, and experimenting.

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Lindsey Atkins

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