Legendary Singer P. J. Proby is new TVC Patron

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

Voice Donation – Yes, this is a thing! Donate YOUR voice for World Voice Day.

April 16th is World Voice Day, and this year we wanted to do something extra-special, so we started a Voice Drive for VocalID, which is an organisation that allows people to 'bank' recordings of their voice, so that it can be turned into a life-like, fully-functional voice for people who have lost theirs through illness. … Continue reading Voice Donation – Yes, this is a thing! Donate YOUR voice for World Voice Day.

Our rock n roll Registrar has a new album out…

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…

The ‘above & beyond’ ring this year goes to…

Happy New Year everyone! Those who have been reading our blog for some time will know that every year, we have made a special ring  inscribed with the words "Above & Beyond", to give to someone who has done more than their job, or who has helped us here at VIDLA in some way. These … Continue reading The ‘above & beyond’ ring this year goes to…

VIDLA’s new interactive online campus launches today!

For a couple of years now we've been working hard to develop a platform for our students and teachers that's more than just a slightly dull Learning Management System. We wanted something that felt more in tune with the real world of singers and singing teachers, but we needed something that gave us all the … Continue reading VIDLA’s new interactive online campus launches today!

John Owen Jones – back in the mask for a limited season

VIDLA Patron John Owen Jones has played The Phantom more times than any other performer in the West End show's history, but if you've managed to miss it so far (!) you have one more chance - possibly the last chance - to see him in the role that he has very much made his own. John … Continue reading John Owen Jones – back in the mask for a limited season

2015 Steve Balsamo Scholarship Award Winner – Carrey Oliver

Our second scholarship winner this year is Malaysian practitioner Carrey Oliver. Carrey is a quite extraordinary man who has devoted his life to teaching and learning, and who has a particular interest in metaphysics, sound healing, music and the teaching of voice. Carrey was originally trained in classical singing by Baritone Master Vocalist Leonard Yap … Continue reading 2015 Steve Balsamo Scholarship Award Winner – Carrey Oliver