This week, my interest was piqued and eyebrows raised by an online petition calling for the UK government to consider making singing available on prescription. Now, it could be argued that the UK government has bigger fish to fry at the moment, what with Brexit and all… but let’s not go down that rabbit … Continue reading Singing for Health
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?
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've been busy for weeks now setting up three new international offices, each of which is being led by an amazing woman! The first of these offices opens today in Dubai and we thought we'd introduce you to the fab lady who is our representative there. She's Celeste Khanna and she has a fantastic track record, … Continue reading Who is this stunning creature? Celeste Khanna – VIDLA Emirates rep!
Last year's recipient of the inaugural John Owen Jones Award Samantha Laurilla has finished her course and has been kind enough to send in these glowing words about her experience: To be the first recipient of the John Owen Jones scholarship was a great honour and I continue to be deeply appreciative of this amazing opportunity. … Continue reading John Owen Jones Award winner sings VIDLA’s praises!
We've just finished our annual review. We do this because we're always keen to make sure that we're delivering the best possible courses for the best possible prices. VIDLA's continued growth and success over the last twelve months means that in the coming year, we're going to be able to pass on some of the … Continue reading New Courses, Lower Fees, 2013 Scholarships… and we’re going global!
The 2012 Student of the Year award went to Sarah Ditchburn, (Prof. Dip) who runs her teaching studio in Wolverhampton. She proudly posted a pic of her award yesterday and we couldn't resist sharing it with you! Could this be you next year? We offer a wide range of distance-learning courses for singing teachers, all … Continue reading VIDLA student of the year
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!
Gorgeous VIDLA graduate Celeste Khanna needs your vote! Here's the direct link: http://www.askexplorer.com/uaeforfree/profile/celeste-khanna/1She's in the semi-final (last 12) of UAE Ultimate Explorer and would love to be chosen as one of the final five! Please take ten seconds (enter an email address, click on link to confirm) to vote for her. Celeste is an extraordinary woman and a great … Continue reading Please vote for lovely Celeste Khanna!