VIDLA is now The Voice College!

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!

Academy Registrar’s Latest Project

If you’ve been in contact with the Academy Office recently, you may have noticed that I’ve been AWOL on occasion – most notably for the majority of last week.  It seems only polite that I explain myself… I love teaching and academia, I’m all about the voice-geekery.  But beneath that is the same fundamental urge … Continue reading Academy Registrar’s Latest Project


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: And the blog, which you are currently reading (!) has moved to I guess while we're here we may as well complete … Continue reading New VIDLA URLs

Success for VIDLA Graduate Franky Lekas in South Africa

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

Why Should You Bother Doing a VIDLA Course?

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?

VIDLA joins the College of Teachers

We are delighted to announce that VIDLA has been granted Institutional Membership of the College of Teachers. The College of Teachers is the UK's professional educational institute for teachers. Holding the 366th Royal Charter issued by the monarchy, their aim is to be at the forefront of continuing professional development and promoting the teaching profession. … Continue reading VIDLA joins the College of Teachers

The Secrets of Great Singing – Masterclass May 22nd

If you’re a singer who wants to get a good grasp of the most essential skills in singing, update or improve your knowledge and skills, or a vocal coach wanting simple strategies as to how to break down the most important concepts for your students, then this workshop will answer all of your questions! We’ll … Continue reading The Secrets of Great Singing – Masterclass May 22nd

Vocal Workshops 2010

New for 2010, a series of five exciting vocal workshops running once a month from May - September! The VIDLA Masterclass Series will run in Worcester (led by VIDLA Principal and Master Vocal Coach Ria Keen) and in Bridlington / Scarborough (led by VIDLA SEO, West End artist & celebrated musical director / vocal coach … Continue reading Vocal Workshops 2010

VIDLA Principal in Performing Musician Jan ’10

VIDLA Principal Ria Keen is pleased to have the cover story for Performing Musician's January issue. Her article is entitled 'Love Your Voice' has been very well received and was intended to be the first in a series of six. Unfortunately, Performing Musician have just announced that the January '10 issue will be the last … Continue reading VIDLA Principal in Performing Musician Jan ’10

New Article by Dena Murray!

VIDLA's Patron, author and vocal coach Dena Murray, has been kind enough to write an exclusive article for VIDLA this week. The article is called 'Dispelling the Myth - Proper Engagement of the Diaphragm', and is a tantalising glimpse into the focus of her latest book, which is available to order via Amazon, or via … Continue reading New Article by Dena Murray!