Sound is Movement

Why Singers Need To Get A Wiggle On   When teaching singing or watching others sing, it is a curious thing to note that very often, people who are animated and expressive when speaking become very still when they start to sing. I have seen this equally and often among performing arts students, nervous beginners, … Continue reading Sound is Movement

VIDLA graduate finds new levels of confidence…

Raymond Williams recently completed his VIDLA qualification with flying colours, having faced all kinds of problems along the way but never allowing anything to deter him from his goal. He sent this report to us today, telling us all about a venture he'd undertaken shortly after qualifying. We love hearing our students' success stories, whichever branch … Continue reading VIDLA graduate finds new levels of confidence…

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!

“Stage Fright to Superstar” programme under way!

From our Confidence Coach, Ash Rutter I just want to start off by saying how pleased I am to be involved with Ria and VIDLA. She is a hugely inspirational person and I’m honoured to be a part of such a great team of people who are having an amazing impact on the world of … Continue reading “Stage Fright to Superstar” programme under way!

New Product Launch for Robert Lunte / TVS

Our good friend and colleague Robert Lunte, founder of TVS (The Vocalist Studio) in Seattle, author of the very successful Four Pillars of Singing book & DVDs, and CEO of The Modern Vocalist - the world's largest forum for contemporary voice, has launched a brand-new range of products for vocalists everywhere. Rob's outstandingFour Pillars of … Continue reading New Product Launch for Robert Lunte / TVS

Success for VIDLA Graduate Franky Lekas in South Africa

This week we were pleased to hear from VIDLA-qualified teacher Franky Lekas, who finished her course in mid-2010. Franky has gone from strength to strength since she qualified, opening her own very successful, full-time teaching practise  called 'House of Song', which she runs in Strand, Western Cape. New VIDLA student Susan Van der Westhuysen will … Continue reading Success for VIDLA Graduate Franky Lekas in South Africa

New course with Dena Murray launches Oct 2010!

Dena Murray - Master Vocal Coach and good friend to our very own Principal Ria Keen, has joined with us to bring you a brand new 8-week course - exclusive to VIDLA -  in which you will be able to train directly with her via skype, and attain an accredited VIDLA qualification at the same … Continue reading New course with Dena Murray launches Oct 2010!

The Secrets of Great Singing – Masterclass May 22nd

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

Vocal Workshops 2010

New for 2010, a series of five exciting vocal workshops running once a month from May - September! The VIDLA Masterclass Series will run in Worcester (led by VIDLA Principal and Master Vocal Coach Ria Keen) and in Bridlington / Scarborough (led by VIDLA SEO, West End artist & celebrated musical director / vocal coach … Continue reading Vocal Workshops 2010

VIDLA Principal in Performing Musician Jan ’10

VIDLA Principal Ria Keen is pleased to have the cover story for Performing Musician's January issue. Her article is entitled 'Love Your Voice' has been very well received and was intended to be the first in a series of six. Unfortunately, Performing Musician have just announced that the January '10 issue will be the last … Continue reading VIDLA Principal in Performing Musician Jan ’10