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!

Singing Teacher Scholarships 2013

The Academy re-opens today and we're firing on all cylinders! As is usual in January, we've come back to a lot of applications from eager new students - especially those who want to train to teach singing - and we're lining up some fab new training opportunities, workshops and courses. It's also the time of … Continue reading Singing Teacher Scholarships 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 Student of the Year 2012

We are delighted to announce the results of the Student of the Year award, which goes to Sarah Ditchburn of Wolverhampton, UK. Sarah completed her Professional Diploma in Contemporary Vocal Teaching earlier this year, and is currently working on opening her own teaching studio, pending the imminent birth of her first baby! Sarah has been … Continue reading VIDLA Student of the Year 2012

Interview with Steve Balsamo about the new Balsamo Deighton single

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.  

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

John Owen Jones Award & Steve Balsamo Scholarship 2012 recipients chosen

We are absolutely delighted to announce that the recipients of the inaugural John Owen Jones Award and the Steve Balsamo Scholarship have now been selected by a panel of VIDLA's finest! The standard of entrants was very high and that made the panel's job tricky - who to choose? How to separate one excellent candidate from another? … Continue reading John Owen Jones Award & Steve Balsamo Scholarship 2012 recipients chosen