The IVA technique is based on 17th and 18th Century principles of singing developed by the Schola Cantorum.
Our goal as IVA Teachers is to train voices to sing in a free and natural manner, and transition from the bottom of the range to the top with no breaks or sudden changes in quality.
Training in this technique has been used to help improve a singer’s range, stamina, breath control, vocal strength, access to dynamics, flexibility and vocal quality. This can then be applied across any style 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.
What on earth does that mean? Well in other words; just the right amount of air coming from the lungs, just the right amount of the vocal cords coming together, and with a larynx that doesn’t jump up or down when you sing, so it rests just like when you speak.