New course with Dena Murray launches Oct 2010!

Dena Murray – Master Vocal Coach and good friend to our very own Principal Ria Keen, has joined with us to bring you a brand new 8-week course – exclusive to VIDLA –  in which you will be able to train directly with her via skype, and attain an accredited VIDLA qualification at the same time!

The course is practical in nature, and involves 8 one-to-one lessons with Dena, exploring the techniques and concepts in her three best-selling books on vocal technique. The books are required reading for the course, which is called Finding Your Real Voice. Students will be expected to undertake practise / homework inbetween skype sessions.

Dena will work with you on her approach to breath control, registration, vocal balance, placement, the mix and much more besides. She is a huge fan of working via Skype, and very experienced in teaching in this way, so don’t be worried if you’re not sure how to do it – she’ll guide you every step of the way! You’ll find Dena gifted, insightful, funny, warm and more than anything, passionate about training your voice!

This is an unbeatable opportunity to train with one of the world’s top vocal coaches, and will be available on an ongoing basis. Dena will only be able to give her attention to a limited number of students at any one time, so numbers of people working with her during any given 8-week period will be very strictly limited. As word of this great course spreads, this means that there will inevitably be a waiting list to get a place, so do be sure to register your interest as soon as possible, to make sure that you’re at the head of the queue!

This course can also link in directly with our online teacher-training programmes if required, or can be taken as a stand-alone option. In either case, you will walk away not only with invaluable training with Dena, but also with an accredited VIDLA qualification. We can’t say any better than that!

Other practitioner-led courses are also in development – especially one with another great friend, Robert Lunte of The Vocalist Studio, who is currently working closely with us to launch his TVS Certified Practitioner Course. Those with an interest in Robert’s ‘Extreme Vocals’ techniques will enjoy this course, which we will be launching over the coming months.

We are also in talks with two other internationally-known vocal coaches to develop practitioner-led courses in other areas. We’ll let you know details when we can!

Meanwhile if you’re interested in training with Dena – and we’re pretty sure you will be! – please email the office on

Happy singing,

The VIDLA Team

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