Private Home Studio
VIDLA - www.vidla.org
Workshops Series available in Scarborough and Bridlington (see workshops page to the right)
2010 I will be made Vice Principal (North East) of a contemporary vocal
academy (Vocalist International Distance Learning Academy) and the year
is due to herald some very exciting projects working with every age and
experience of performer.
When you sign up for a Vocalist International course, you will automatically be assigned a Personal Tutor.
Personal Tutor is a member of staff who is there to guide you through
your course, to be on hand (via email) to answer your questions as you
go along, listen to your audio recordings, watch your video
submissions, and give you feedback as you complete each module. Your
Personal Tutor is responsible for assessing your work, giving you
feedback, and recommending grades.
of our Personal Tutors are fully qualified to undertake that role, and
additionally they are all very experienced performers of impeccable,
often international, pedigree. In other words, whoever your Personal
Tutor is, you can be sure that you are in safe hands.
main role of a Personal Tutor is to guide you through the academic side
of your studies, and to advise on practical course-related matters
where necessary. Whilst they are all friendly, approachable people,
they are not
there for pastoral support, so please don’t expect them to be able to
advise on paying household bills, dealing with noisy neighbours or
managing your stress levels!
you have signed up for your course and paid your fees, the majority of
your dealings with VIDLA will normally go through your Personal Tutor
until the course is completed. On completion of your work, your
Personal Tutor will send a breakdown of module grades, plus
recommendations for a final grade, to the Academy.
Patron of VIDLA
Dena Murray - www.denamurray.com
In her private practice her students include: Holly Valentine (Hyper Crush), Sarah Hudson (Ultraviolet Sound) Christina & Michael Salerno (Within The Eddy), Lauren Adams, Jon Hensley (As The World Turns, soap star and drama), demo-and-session artists, talent from CBS, NBC, HBO, motion picture films, and television.
on encouraging talented youth, this dynamic performing school offers
lessons across the board. Solo singing lessons are available and the
school hosts group sessions in both musical theatre and contemporary
(pop, jazz, country, blues, gospel etc) styles. The group sessions are
themed on a ‘term’ basis and include trips to concerts, intensive
harmony learning and culminate in performances for the public.
Scarborough Youth Theatre
in Malton, this school is run by a Laine’s trained teacher and her
ballet trained sister. From February 2010 I will be providing private
singing lessons on a Friday evening and jointly leading the Saturday
Musical Theatre School.
someone passionate about singing and the voice in general it is no
surprise that I have also spent some considerable time teaching diverse
places including theatre schools and of course through my private
practise. I have a sound foundation in vocal techniques and through my
own broad range of work have a wide spectrum of experience upon which
to draw. I mainly concentrate on contemporary vocals (Pop, Musical
Theatre, Rock and Jazz), but have sung classical, baroque and 20th
century music and will always assist the learner in whatever styles
they wish. Technique is not exclusive to style or music choice so long
as one understands the mechanisms and how to achieve the required
I currently teach from my home (Staxton, just outside Scarborough) and from two of the region’s top performing/dance schools.
teaching credits include: Worcester Sixth Form College, Bull Frog
Productions, Stagecoach, We Will Rock You/Joseph Summer School, Live
Nation Stage Experience (Oliver! In Birmingham) as well as workshops
with amateur and professional groups, Birmingham Theatre School and
Worcester College of Technology. His private clients have ranged from
beginners to top industry principals, celebrities and many first time,
relocated to Yorkshire fairly recently (December) there are a number of
things to look forward to in the New Year which will involve music and
singing. There will be community productions, concerts, groups and many
other exciting things.