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!
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
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?
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
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
Our super-talented Patron Steve Balsamo is not only a fantastic voice but also a celebrated songwriter. One of his current projects is writing material - alongside songwriting buddies Ben Robbins* and Mick Lister - for classical crossover artist Annelies, and they've just released a video teaser for her upcoming debut album. Steve's track record is … Continue reading Steve Balsamo writes for classical crossover artist Annelies
Our Patron, Welsh songwriter and vocalist extraordinaire Steve Balsamo is always much in demand, and his latest involvement is with a new album to be released in October 2012 - Kompendium, which features a list of names and talent to take your breath away. Here's a link to the EPK, so that you can get … Continue reading Kompendium – new album release featuring Steve Balsamo
Click below to see our wonderful Patron Steve Balsamo being completely magnificent in tribute to Jon Lord, at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 16th September at the Sunflower Jam. Beautiful as ever, Steve. Perfect. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jP-9jBAqZdQ
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!
Check out the great man here! http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/walesmusic/2012/07/interview-steve-balsamo-rosalie-deighton.shtml We'll be launching our search for the 2012 / 13 recipients of The Steve Balsamo Scholarship and The John Owen Jones Award soon - stay tuned! You can check out the scholarship pages here.