I've had a bit of a year of it, accident-wise. In October 2017 I fell from the top stair of a full flight and landed heavily on my butt, on the bottom step (oh the irony)! At the time I genuinely thought I'd broken my back, because the impact winded me so much that I … Continue reading Bowen Therapy – A Singer’s Secret Weapon?
I'm a huge fan of the musical theatre talent that we produce in this country. In the MT schools and on the West End and touring stages stand and sing some of the greatest voices we have. It infuriates me when shows like X-Factor / The Voice tell the hapless contestants "Well really you don't belong … Continue reading Why aren’t we looking after our Musical Theatre students?
We've been busy for weeks now setting up three new international offices, each of which is being led by an amazing woman! The first of these offices opens today in Dubai and we thought we'd introduce you to the fab lady who is our representative there. She's Celeste Khanna and she has a fantastic track record, … Continue reading Who is this stunning creature? Celeste Khanna – VIDLA Emirates rep!
VIDLA senior lecturer and associate Alex Weatherhill is well known as a musical director, vocal coach and arranger, and can currently be seen performing in the UK tour of Chicago - The Musical. Clearly, he's not busy enough (!) so he's also been turning his hand to composing for a different genre, that of Guided … Continue reading Moonbird Meditations
I'm delighted to report that our new initiative, VIDLA Publishing, will be launching this Summer, and that our very first publication will be a collaborative book featuring contributions from some amazing vocal coaches, professional performers and industry experts, including Robert Lunte, Dena Murray, Judy Rodman, Alex Weatherhill, Givvi Flynn, Ash Rutter and Hilary Canto, among … Continue reading VIDLA Publishing – Launching Summer 2012!
Congratulations to senior lecturer, colleague and dear friend, our lovely Alex Weatherhill who is currently on tour in the hit show Chicago. The first review is in! This comes from the theatrical blog Chewing the Scenery - please pay them a visit! Here's what they said: "A very special gala night at the Bradford Alhambra welcomed the … Continue reading Great review for Chicago UK Tour!
Patron John Owen Jones is about to start his run as The Phantom in the all-new Phantom of the Opera UK Tour this month, with the first dates being in Plymouth (Theatre Royal) from 27th Feb - 31st March. John will stay in the role until 29th September, when Earl Carpenter will take over from him. For … Continue reading VIDLA folks on tour!
If you’re a singer who wants to get a good grasp of the most essential skills in singing, update or improve your knowledge and skills, or a vocal coach wanting simple strategies as to how to break down the most important concepts for your students, then this workshop will answer all of your questions! We’ll … Continue reading The Secrets of Great Singing – Masterclass May 22nd
The VIDLA Executive Team is delighted to announce that, as at January 2010, we will be joined by West End veteran, arranger, musical director and vocal coach Alex Weatherhill. Alex has appeared in, or acted as MD / arranger for a string of successful productions, including a 14-month run in a principal role in Chicago … Continue reading New Executive Appointment at VIDLA