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

John Owen Jones 2012 Christmas single

John is releasing a Christmas single on December 10th - his version of "May Each Day" (originally recorded by Andy Williams), and the B-side is Eli Jenkins' "Prayer". You can pre-order on itunes here And the physical CD can be pre-ordered from Sain Records here The single is being released as a thank you to the … Continue reading John Owen Jones 2012 Christmas single

“The Master” in concert: John Owen Jones launches solo career in style

I was lucky enough, along with Registrar Cordelia "Givvi" Flynn, to be at The Grand Theatre in Swansea on Saturday 17th November, to witness the first-ever solo concert by the man we're lucky enough to have as our Patron, and one of the UK's finest voices: John Owen Jones. The seasoned actor & singer is … Continue reading “The Master” in concert: John Owen Jones launches solo career in style

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!

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

Unmasked – Behind the Scenes

We just happened upon this: the making of Unmasked, Patron John Owen Jones' s new album. A nice glimpse of The Master at work, at Sain Studios, North Wales. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7V4boQZ5Ag