When Your Voice Stops Working – My Story

Last December, I lost my voice. Totally. I was unable to sing or speak, other than the tiniest strangled squeak. I hadn't had any signs of a cold or virus, and the only warning that I had was a slight sensation of what I can only describe as “splitting” of my voice when singing some … Continue reading When Your Voice Stops Working – My Story

Music has to be perfect, right?

A guest blog from our new team member, #maninthehat Mark James Music has to be perfect right? Every note has to be right, every beat on time and every word sung on pitch, right? WRONG! We are starting to lose sight of what music is and what is has been for thousands of years. The … Continue reading Music has to be perfect, right?

“Successful Auditions for Creative High Achievers” – Coming Soon!

We're very excited to tell you that we're going to be offering a very special course created and recorded by top coach Gido Schimanski, who has worked with some fabulous top-end artists in helping them to overcome their self-limiting beliefs. Most people go into self-limiting overdrive when it comes to auditions, and this is what … Continue reading “Successful Auditions for Creative High Achievers” – Coming Soon!

In the spotlight: Merseyside-based VIDLA graduate Paul Loxton

We're always proud of our hard-working graduates and we're delighted to spotlight Paul Loxton, who recently completed his VIDLA qualification and has now launched his own private teaching practice on Merseyside, so all of you folks in the North West who might be looking for a singing teacher are in luck! Paul is a hugely … Continue reading In the spotlight: Merseyside-based VIDLA graduate Paul Loxton

Guest Blog by Gido Schimanski – Transformational Coach for Artists, Creatives & High Achievers in the Entertainment Industry

I was sitting on the bus before and inspired by the posters across town was listening to MISS SAIGON on my phone, when "Why God Why" came on. Which put me straight back into an audition many many years ago, when I just started singing. I had chosen that song and was so scared that … Continue reading Guest Blog by Gido Schimanski – Transformational Coach for Artists, Creatives & High Achievers in the Entertainment Industry

Singing, Teaching, and Not Living in Your Head

In speaking to and mentoring our students, we get to discuss a lot of interesting things, and one of them is what to do when a student appears to over-analyse everything when approaching new techniques, or who physically freezes when asked to try something. It turns out that this is "a thing" and that many … Continue reading Singing, Teaching, and Not Living in Your Head

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!