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  The IVA Technique 

"Our goal is to train voices to sing in
a free and natural manner, smoothly,
from the bottom of the range to the top with no breaks or sudden changes in quality"

The IVA technique is based on 17th and 18th Century principles of singing developed by the Old Italian School of Singing.  Our goal is to train voices to sing in a free and natural manner, smoothly, from the bottom of the range to the top with no breaks or sudden changes in quality. Training in this technique gives the singer access to all dynamics, with tonal clarity and flexibility.  Also, training in this technique helps improve a singer’s range, endurance, stamina, breath control, resonance, vocal strength and vocal quality across all styles of music without fatigue or damage to the voice. We accomplish these results by training the singer to find a balance between airflow and intrinsic muscular resistance, all within a resting laryngeal posture.


The Institute For Vocal Advancement (IVA) is an organization that offers both exceptional vocal education and a certification program for professional singing instructors worldwide. At IVA, we seek to train singers and teachers of singing how to use their voices to their full potential in the healthiest and most efficient way. We also seek to educate and produce the finest voice instructors in the world, by developing, promoting and maintaining the highest standards for the teaching of singing.

We strive to continually develop our program with the latest research in vocal science. We also offer education in other essential aspects of singing and performance in order to meet the needs and interests of singers and voice instructors worldwide.

We view ourselves as partners and mentors of—and a continuing support team for—the students and teachers who are involved in our organization. A sense of community, trust, and transparency is essential to us. Rather than revolving around a single person, our method of vocal technique is developed and refined as an outgrowth of our uncompromising search for truth and knowledge regarding the workings of the human voice.




The information above is extracted from the IVA official website

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