Practise what you preach

At The Voice College we're big believers in teachers not only being strong singers with a deep understanding of how the voice works, but also having great performance chops and professional experience in the music and / or theatre industries. Very few people want to train to sing to their bedroom walls, so we think … Continue reading Practise what you preach

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

Jesus, Moses and The Balsamo Notes

Hi all, Ria here! I'm currently co-directing a large-scale production of Jesus Christ Superstar, which runs from March 25th - 29th, in the glorious location of Gloucester Cathedral. Part of the gig also involves working on the humungous vocal requirements of the show, with leading men Jon Moses (Jesus) and Daniel Haslam (Judas). Jon was one … Continue reading Jesus, Moses and The Balsamo Notes

Creativity, Crucifixion and Contemporary Choirs

At VIDLA, we don't believe in ivory tower singing teachers. We firmly believe that to be a really great teacher, you should be a) an excellent singer b) an excellent teacher and c) an excellent performer. Lead from the front, we say! None of this "Do as I say, not as I do" nonsense. With that … Continue reading Creativity, Crucifixion and Contemporary Choirs