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
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
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!
2012 sees us launch our first annual scholarships, The Steve Balsamo Scholarship and The John Owen Jones Award The scholarships, which are available for any of our accredited distance-learning courses for vocalists and vocal coaches, will be awarded to deserving applicants who would not otherwise be able to afford to study with us, and who … Continue reading VIDLA Scholarships: The Steve Balsamo Scholarship & The John Owen Jones Award
We are delighted to announce that John Owen Jones has joined VIDLA as our second UK Patron. He joins Steve Balsamo (UK) and Dena Murray (USA) in the role. John says: "It is a great pleasure to be involved with a programme committed to helping people be the best that they can be. That's a … Continue reading John Owen Jones joins VIDLA as UK Patron
From our Confidence Coach, Ash Rutter I just want to start off by saying how pleased I am to be involved with Ria and VIDLA. She is a hugely inspirational person and I’m honoured to be a part of such a great team of people who are having an amazing impact on the world of … Continue reading “Stage Fright to Superstar” programme under way!
We announced last month that ace vocal coach and researcher James Gregory had won the VIDLA Student of the Year 2010-2011 Award. We've just had this picture in, of James actually with his award, so we thought we'd share! James came to VIDLA already hugely qualified and experienced in his field, with a list of … Continue reading VIDLA Student of the Year Award 2010-2011, James Gregory
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
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
We think this is a great idea! It's a test of natural musicality (as opposed to training alone), and is aimed at musicians and non-musicians alike. Are you as good a musician as you think you are? Are some of your students as bad as they think they are? (We've all got students who lack … Continue reading How Musical Are You?