Bursaries & Scholarships
Bursaries & Scholarships Available for all Courses
Bursaries and Scholarship Available for all courses. It is of great importance to Travis and Judith that anyone should be able to access good vocal training and that finances should never be a bar to learning. All too often we have experienced young musicians not being able to reach their potential due to lack of funds and this was a key deciding factor in BAY becoming a C.I.C - a Community Interest Company.
We are delighted to be able to offer help where we are in a position to do so and where there is a need for assistance in meeting the costs of any course. We do, however, still need to pay all the staff and meet the costs of hiring venues so we will rarely offer a full scholarship.
We can offer assistance for those booking more than one course in an academic year, and also siblings booking on different courses.
Please Note that for any Bursary or Scholarship, we reserve the right to ask you to fill in a means testing form.
Actress & Singer
Robine's performance work includes collaborations with leading artists from film, theatre, opera and dance and she enjoys a varied career as an actress, singer and animateur. An experienced coach and workshop leader, Robine has worked alongside the National Theatre, The Birmingham
Stage Company the Soho Theatre, Opera Holland Park and Pegasus Opera. She is a regular lecturer of voice and acting at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Italia Conti and Urdang Academy and has been a guest lecturer at Mountview Academy and Millennium Dance.
Robine is a trustee for the Fergal O’Mahony Foundation, a charity providing financial support for young musicians.
Her performance credits include:
Theatre: Masterclass (English Theatre Frankfurt), Sweeney Todd (West End and Chichester Festival Theatre), Laugh and Be Happy (Minerva Theatre, Chichester), Coco (Sadlers Wells), The Vaudevillains (Charing Cross Theatre and The Lowry), State Fair (Finborough and Trafalgar Studios), First Lady Suite (Union Theatre), Me and My Girl (London Palladium), Dust (Tricycle Theatre), Tiny Shows (The Copenhagen Interpretation), Circumnavigation (The Gyg), The Dots (Touring Cabaret).
Opera: La Rondine, Le Nozze di Figaro (Opera Holland Park), The Clothesburger (Southbank Centre), Dancing on Armistice Day (UK/France tour), Hear Them Roar (The Voicings Collective).
Film/Television: Hope and Glory (BBC), Interference (Short Film)
Workshops: Hallowed Ground, The Miller’s Wife, The Ruby Necklace, The Man in the Room.
Voice artist work: Tubby and Enid (BBC), Sweeney Todd (West End Cast Recording), Cool Rider
(West End Cast Recording), Singleton Whiskey (Advert).
Singer, Pianist & Composer
Laka D is a singer, piano player, composer, choir arranger,and director director. Raised in a
musical family she escaped the convent and ran away to join a band as soon as she could; bands such as'The Entire Population of China’ and ‘Soulyard’.
In the 80’s she was a member of all women jazz and latin group ‘The Guest Stars’, touring many parts of the world and releasing three independent albums. Out of the melee of fantastic women musicians active at that time came ‘The Lydia D’Ustebyn Swing Orchestra’, a remarkable 13 piece ensemble, ‘Gale Force 17'’ and ‘The Hipscats’, a 6 part jazz vocal group.
She received several commissions, resulting in ‘6 Voices and a Double Bass’,
‘Slav To The Rhythm’ and ‘The Hookline’.
In the 90’s Laka worked in theatre, writing and performing in many shows with Split Britches,
Bloolips and Gay Sweatshop.
She began teaching in 1989, beginning a commitment to vocal arranging and direction, community
workshops and teaching practical musicianship.
Since 1993 she has worked with all kinds of choirs at the Southbank Centre and across London. She was choir director of Lambeth and Hackney Junior Schools Festivals for many years.
Choirs include Women Sing East and The Bloomsburys.
She now lives in France.
Martin is an expert performance coach and author of The Business Jet Engine®.
He has over 20 years experience in business, leadership, and personal performance coaching.
Following a passionate interest in people and their desire to raise their quality of life,Martin started his professional life as an award-winning product designer. This became a quest to understand human behaviour - leading to extensive work with psychologists, therapists and performance coaches around the world.
Martin works with personal clients from all
backgrounds, SME business owners and corporate clients which have included the Federal Reserve
Bank of New York and Orange.