What Makes A Great Singing Teacher?

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?

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 Award & Steve Balsamo Scholarship 2012 recipients chosen

We are absolutely delighted to announce that the recipients of the inaugural John Owen Jones Award and the Steve Balsamo Scholarship have now been selected by a panel of VIDLA's finest! The standard of entrants was very high and that made the panel's job tricky - who to choose? How to separate one excellent candidate from another? … Continue reading John Owen Jones Award & Steve Balsamo Scholarship 2012 recipients chosen

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!