Last December, I lost my voice. Totally. I was unable to sing or speak, other than the tiniest strangled squeak. I hadn't had any signs of a cold or virus, and the only warning that I had was a slight sensation of what I can only describe as “splitting” of my voice when singing some … Continue reading When Your Voice Stops Working – My Story
For those who haven't caught the posts on Facebook or Twitter: there have been a couple of recent changes for two of our sites - The VIDLA Network is now at: http://www.vidla-network.com And the blog, which you are currently reading (!) has moved to http://www.vidla.info I guess while we're here we may as well complete … Continue reading New VIDLA URLs
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!
We're looking forward to getting back to business on Monday 9th, and the first thing we'll do is welcome two vital new team members! We'll let you know more over the next week or so, but first let's introduce our new Registrar, Cordelia Lewis. We like our people to have industry experience, and Cordelia (also … Continue reading New Year, New Team, New Courses!
As part of the recent appointment of singing star Steve Balsamo to the position of UK Patron for VIDLA, we are pleased to announce that we will be launching The Steve Balsamo Scholarship in the Spring of 2012. The scholarship will be awarded to ONE applicant only, and on this inaugural year will be available … Continue reading VIDLA: Steve Balsamo Scholarship to be launched Spring 2012
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
Congratulations to Distinction-grade Certificate students Sarah Rogerson and Kate Redfern, who have qualified at the highest levels this week. Here at VIDLA we have high standards, and we don't hand out the Distinction grades like sweeties from a jar! So you know that when someone qualifies at Distinction level, they have really earned it. Sarah … Continue reading Congratulations to Certificate students Sarah Rogerson & Kate Redfern!
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
Distance-learning isn't for everyone, but there are a lot of good reasons why you may benefit from taking one of our courses if you want to expand your knowledge of vocal pedagogy under the guidance of one of our highly-experienced tutors. We have many students who come to us with very, very impressive qualifications - … Continue reading Why Should You Bother Doing a VIDLA Course?
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!