When Your Voice Stops Working – My Story

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

New VIDLA URLs

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

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!

New Year, New Team, New Courses!

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!

VIDLA: Steve Balsamo Scholarship to be launched Spring 2012

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

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

Congratulations to Certificate students Sarah Rogerson & Kate Redfern!

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!