So you want to be a singing teacher… What does it take?

Here at The Voice College, we are passionate about training singing teachers to a very high standard. We know that there are currently hundreds of singing teachers in the UK alone, however, in an industry that isn’t regulated, the standards of teaching can range from absolutely amazing, to the average and even inconsistent! It should … Continue reading So you want to be a singing teacher… What does it take?

John Owen Jones Award & Steve Balsamo Scholarship 2014

We've been overwhelmed with the standard of applicants for this year's scholarships, which we are able to offer courtesy of two of our Patrons, the brilliant, awesome and all-round lovely John Owen Jones and Steve Balsamo. Whittling down the applicants is never an easy job but we're delighted to announce this year's recipients - both guys, … Continue reading John Owen Jones Award & Steve Balsamo Scholarship 2014

VIDLA Student of the Year 2013 Ida Bois

The Student of the Year this year is the amazing, talented and rather disturbingly beautiful Ida Bois, who not only came to us with a name that none of us could pronounce (at first) but then proceeded to complete her Professional Diploma in Contemporary Vocal Teaching to a really high standard - in her second … Continue reading VIDLA Student of the Year 2013 Ida Bois

Introducing Ida Bois – VIDLA Student of the Year 2013!

We are delighted to announce that the winner of the VIDLA Student of the Year trophy for 2013 is Ida Bois, who runs a teaching studio in Falun, Sweden. This outstanding singer and teacher completed the Professional Diploma in Contemporary Vocal Teaching in July of this year. So what made us choose Ida over the … Continue reading Introducing Ida Bois – VIDLA Student of the Year 2013!

New Courses, Lower Fees, 2013 Scholarships… and we’re going global!

We've just finished our annual review. We do this because we're always keen to make sure that we're delivering the best possible courses for the best possible prices. VIDLA's continued growth and success over the last twelve months means that in the coming year, we're going to be able to pass on some of the … Continue reading New Courses, Lower Fees, 2013 Scholarships… and we’re going global!

VIDLA student of the year

The 2012 Student of the Year award went to Sarah Ditchburn, (Prof. Dip) who runs her teaching studio in Wolverhampton. She proudly posted a pic of her award yesterday and we couldn't resist sharing it with you! Could this be you next year? We offer a wide range of distance-learning courses for singing teachers, all … Continue reading VIDLA student of the year

VIDLA graduate finds new levels of confidence…

Raymond Williams recently completed his VIDLA qualification with flying colours, having faced all kinds of problems along the way but never allowing anything to deter him from his goal. He sent this report to us today, telling us all about a venture he'd undertaken shortly after qualifying. We love hearing our students' success stories, whichever branch … Continue reading VIDLA graduate finds new levels of confidence…

Looking after your voice

All of our students work extremely hard, not just to pass their courses, but also to produce resources for their own students. Samantha Laurilla, the 2012 recipient of The John Owen Jones Award, has recently produced a great guide to looking after your voice on a day-to-day basis. It's packed with easy-to-follow, common sense advice, … Continue reading Looking after your voice

Steve Balsamo Harmonic Healer Workshop 28/4/12 – an inside view

Three of the core VIDLA team (Ria Keen, Cordelia Lewis, Melanie Winterflood) travelled to Swansea last weekend to attend Steve Balsamo's workshop on healing via chant and toning, and it was worth the trip! The workshop was held at the Academy of Psychic and Spiritual Studies in Swansea, which is on the first floor of … Continue reading Steve Balsamo Harmonic Healer Workshop 28/4/12 – an inside view

VIDLA Scholarships 2012 – Selection Begins

The deadline for applications for The John Owen Jones Award and The Steve Balsamo Scholarship came and went this weekend, so now we have the giant task of selecting the lucky recipients! The standard of applicants was really high and we know it's going to be a tough job to whittle them down. I'm thinking … Continue reading VIDLA Scholarships 2012 – Selection Begins