Last year’s recipient of the inaugural John Owen Jones Award Samantha Laurilla has finished her course and has been kind enough to send in these glowing words about her experience:
To be the first recipient of the John Owen Jones scholarship was a great honour and I continue to be deeply appreciative of this amazing opportunity. Studying with VIDLA has equipped me with a wealth of knowledge, invaluable resources and the self-confidence I needed to embark on my career as a vocal coach.
Despite being a distance learning course, I always felt supported and was most fortunate to have Ria Keen as my personal tutor. Addressing my questions and concerns swiftly, she has been a constant source of advice, guidance and encouragement. A true inspiration, she has made my VIDLA experience educational, enriching and enlightening.
I have recently completed my Diploma in Contemporary Vocal Teaching and was delighted to be awarded a High Distinction. This achievement would not have been possible without John, Ria and the entire VIDLA team, and I will be forever grateful for their immense generosity and unwavering support. A friendly and professional organisation, I whole-heartedly recommend studying with VIDLA.
Thank you Samantha! We can’t possibly say these things ourselves, but it’s lovely when other people do.
Samantha is based in Bournemouth and is a teacher definitely worth seeking out if you are looking for vocal training.