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
You may have noticed over the last week that our website and social media accounts have undergone a bit of a transformation. We've not been taken over by alien invaders, we've just made the decision to re-brand the college because thanks to you we've grown so much over the last few years! VIDLA stood for Vocalist … Continue reading VIDLA is now The Voice College!
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!
Our second scholarship winner this year is Malaysian practitioner Carrey Oliver. Carrey is a quite extraordinary man who has devoted his life to teaching and learning, and who has a particular interest in metaphysics, sound healing, music and the teaching of voice. Carrey was originally trained in classical singing by Baritone Master Vocalist Leonard Yap … Continue reading 2015 Steve Balsamo Scholarship Award Winner – Carrey Oliver
With the open day for our new course, "Sound for Personal Transformation" with Steve Balsamo coming up in November (news of that to follow!), we thought it was time for another post from our guest blogger, sound healer Gail Montague. Now, Gail herself says that this might be "a little whacky" for some of you, … Continue reading Sound Archetypes
This is the interesting question posed by our guest blogger Gail Montague, who is a sound healer. Gail writes: If you are interested in finding out the answer, can I recommend a website? Go to allthingshealing.com and check out the music and sound therapy section. The articles are interesting and there are quite a few … Continue reading Does The Body Create Music?
We've been overwhelmed with the standard of applicants for this year's scholarships, which we are able to offer courtesy of two of our Patrons, the brilliant, awesome and all-round lovely John Owen Jones and Steve Balsamo. Whittling down the applicants is never an easy job but we're delighted to announce this year's recipients - both guys, … Continue reading John Owen Jones Award & Steve Balsamo Scholarship 2014
A blog from our friend and guest blogger Gail Montague, who is a sound healer. “Music is an artform that involves sounds and silence. We consider it now an entertainment, a diversion, but it is so much more than that. Think instead of knowledge expressed in terms of pitch, that is to say, melody and … Continue reading Sound & Vibration
Hi all, Ria here! I'm currently co-directing a large-scale production of Jesus Christ Superstar, which runs from March 25th - 29th, in the glorious location of Gloucester Cathedral. Part of the gig also involves working on the humungous vocal requirements of the show, with leading men Jon Moses (Jesus) and Daniel Haslam (Judas). Jon was one … Continue reading Jesus, Moses and The Balsamo Notes
Our super-talented Patron Steve Balsamo is not only a fantastic voice but also a celebrated songwriter. One of his current projects is writing material - alongside songwriting buddies Ben Robbins* and Mick Lister - for classical crossover artist Annelies, and they've just released a video teaser for her upcoming debut album. Steve's track record is … Continue reading Steve Balsamo writes for classical crossover artist Annelies