It's nearly show time! Less than a week to go to the big day, and butterflies are flapping up a storm. Members of Voices Unlimited (Worcestershire's biggest independent adult contemporary vocal group, led by college boss Ria Keen), are gearing up for our show at the Swan Theatre, Worcester. We have just two more rehearsals … Continue reading Your Body Is Your Musical Instrument
A tale of scales, sorcery and science… In a world where many things are regulated to within an inch of their lives, and where hoop-jumping and form-filling masquerade as ‘standards’, it would seem to be a blessing that singing teachers are an unregulated bunch. And it is, sort of, because regulating creativity is a tricky … Continue reading What Makes A Great Singing Teacher?
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
We're delighted to be bringing you five unique workshops this Summer / Autumn. We've got something for everyone, and on top of that we've got the option to book 1, 2, 3, 4 or all 5 workshops to suit your own needs - the more you book the more you save. Best of all, … Continue reading Workshops 2016 – Here come the details!
We are chuffed to rock n roll bits that legendary vocalist P. J. Proby has become Patron of the college today! He joins West End / Broadway royalty John Owen-Jones and singer-songwriter (and erstwhile Jesus impersonator) Steve Balsamo, along with esteemed author and vocal coach Dena Murray, who are also Patrons. On joining The Voice … Continue reading Legendary Singer P. J. Proby is new TVC Patron
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!
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!
We're very excited to tell you that we're going to be offering a very special course created and recorded by top coach Gido Schimanski, who has worked with some fabulous top-end artists in helping them to overcome their self-limiting beliefs. Most people go into self-limiting overdrive when it comes to auditions, and this is what … Continue reading “Successful Auditions for Creative High Achievers” – Coming Soon!
We're very happy to be working with our friends and colleagues at L'Amore Entertainment, as this means that our fabulous professional students and qualified teachers (and their students!) plus clients from the performing arts community can submit their work as artistes for possible representation via the agency, and get ahead on exciting performance opportunities. VIDLA will … Continue reading VIDLA partners with L’Amore Entertainment & Events Agency
We're having a bit of a do for charity on the weekends of Oct 10th - 12th and Oct 17th - 19th. The challenge is for event leaders (here's some of the motley crew, pictured left!) in a variety of locations to create a 'pop-up choir' in just one day. They choose the venue, pick … Continue reading The One Day Sing-Thing! Pop-up Choir charity event