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

VIDLA Publishing – Launching Summer 2012!

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!

New Year, New Team, New Courses!

We're looking forward to getting back to business on Monday 9th, and the first thing we'll do is welcome two vital new team members! We'll let you know more over the next week or so, but first let's introduce our new Registrar, Cordelia Lewis. We like our people to have industry experience, and Cordelia (also … Continue reading New Year, New Team, New Courses!

“Stage Fright to Superstar” programme under way!

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!

VIDLA: Steve Balsamo Scholarship to be launched Spring 2012

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

New Product Launch for Robert Lunte / TVS

Our good friend and colleague Robert Lunte, founder of TVS (The Vocalist Studio) in Seattle, author of the very successful Four Pillars of Singing book & DVDs, and CEO of The Modern Vocalist - the world's largest forum for contemporary voice, has launched a brand-new range of products for vocalists everywhere. Rob's outstandingFour Pillars of … Continue reading New Product Launch for Robert Lunte / TVS

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

How Musical Are You?

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?

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

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!