Balsamo Deighton album launch night, Italian-style!

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!

Two Minute Tips series launch

We've just launched a new series of bite-size videos which will be updated monthly, and the first ones have been uploaded today! The TMTs are chatty, 2 - 3 minute videos recorded by members of the team talking about all things singing, teaching, music, gear and industry, from our very individual perspectives. Kinda like a … Continue reading Two Minute Tips series launch

Caffeine, Cake, Cats and Charity – The VIDLA Registrar’s off on one again!

Hello VIDLA-folk!  Cordelia Here! In my capacities as Registrar & Senior Tutor, you’re probably more than aware that my work is entirely supported by the 3 Cs: caffeine, cake, and cats..........                                                   … Continue reading Caffeine, Cake, Cats and Charity – The VIDLA Registrar’s off on one again!

Drum Out the Camatics and other Superstar Stories

Hi, Ria here... I've just finished a run of Jesus Christ Superstar in Gloucester Cathedral, working with the breathtakingly talented Jon Moses, Dan Haslam and Voices Unlimited, not to mention the wonderful Queen's Philharmonic Orchestra, among others. To say that the experience was life-changing is not over-stating it. How often does anyone get to work … Continue reading Drum Out the Camatics and other Superstar Stories

VIDLA Registrar shows us how to do ‘awesome’

Our Registrar, the always-wonderful Cordelia 'Givvi' Lewis, is a dab hand at "awesome" - she does it on a daily basis. But tomorrow, she's going Above & Beyond (the VIDLA motto!) by walking 26 miles in blazing heat. Why? Because her surrogate Dad has advanced, inoperable prostate cancer, and because doing something is better than … Continue reading VIDLA Registrar shows us how to do ‘awesome’

Steve Balsamo Harmonic Healer Workshop 28/4/12 – an inside view

Three of the core VIDLA team (Ria Keen, Cordelia Lewis, Melanie Winterflood) travelled to Swansea last weekend to attend Steve Balsamo's workshop on healing via chant and toning, and it was worth the trip! The workshop was held at the Academy of Psychic and Spiritual Studies in Swansea, which is on the first floor of … Continue reading Steve Balsamo Harmonic Healer Workshop 28/4/12 – an inside view

VIDLA Publishing – Launching Summer 2012!

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!