We are chuffed to rock n roll bits that legendary vocalist P. J. Proby has become Patron of the college today! He joins West End / Broadway royalty John Owen-Jones and singer-songwriter (and erstwhile Jesus impersonator) Steve Balsamo, along with esteemed author and vocal coach Dena Murray, who are also Patrons. On joining The Voice … Continue reading Legendary Singer P. J. Proby is new TVC Patron
A three-hour drive through biblical weather, a somewhat dodgy encounter with a man with a very strong grip, and nearly getting locked in the car park were the things that topped and tailed the evening of Saturday 6th Feb 2016 for me, Ria Keen and VIDLA Registrar Cordelia Lewis (aka Givvi Flynn), but what happened in between … Continue reading Balsamo Deighton album launch night, Italian-style!
As many of you know, our Registrar Givvi Flynn (Cordelia Lewis, to our students) is not only a gifted vocal coach and graphic designer but also a professional singer in her own right, and member of psychedelic pop/rock band The Dowling Poole, whose first offering, Bleak Strategies, was extremely well received. Well, the difficult 2nd … Continue reading Our rock n roll Registrar has a new album out…
We're very happy to be working with our friends and colleagues at L'Amore Entertainment, as this means that our fabulous professional students and qualified teachers (and their students!) plus clients from the performing arts community can submit their work as artistes for possible representation via the agency, and get ahead on exciting performance opportunities. VIDLA will … Continue reading VIDLA partners with L’Amore Entertainment & Events Agency
With the open day for our new course, "Sound for Personal Transformation" with Steve Balsamo coming up in November (news of that to follow!), we thought it was time for another post from our guest blogger, sound healer Gail Montague. Now, Gail herself says that this might be "a little whacky" for some of you, … Continue reading Sound Archetypes
If you’ve been in contact with the Academy Office recently, you may have noticed that I’ve been AWOL on occasion – most notably for the majority of last week. It seems only polite that I explain myself… I love teaching and academia, I’m all about the voice-geekery. But beneath that is the same fundamental urge … Continue reading Academy Registrar’s Latest Project
This is the interesting question posed by our guest blogger Gail Montague, who is a sound healer. Gail writes: If you are interested in finding out the answer, can I recommend a website? Go to allthingshealing.com and check out the music and sound therapy section. The articles are interesting and there are quite a few … Continue reading Does The Body Create Music?
A blog from our friend and guest blogger Gail Montague, who is a sound healer. “Music is an artform that involves sounds and silence. We consider it now an entertainment, a diversion, but it is so much more than that. Think instead of knowledge expressed in terms of pitch, that is to say, melody and … Continue reading Sound & Vibration
Hi, Ria here... I've just finished a run of Jesus Christ Superstar in Gloucester Cathedral, working with the breathtakingly talented Jon Moses, Dan Haslam and Voices Unlimited, not to mention the wonderful Queen's Philharmonic Orchestra, among others. To say that the experience was life-changing is not over-stating it. How often does anyone get to work … Continue reading Drum Out the Camatics and other Superstar Stories
The Boss, Ria Keen, has just finished a short, sold out run playing Mary in Jesus Christ Superstar in Gloucester Cathedral. She'll be back in her familiar spot at VIDLA HQ next week, but we couldn't let the event go by without saying "Go Yoda!". We went to watch on the same day as "Superman" … Continue reading The Boss rocks it in Jesus Christ Superstar