IVA was founded by a group of world-class teachers of singing who have over 125 years of combined experience training singers and teachers of singing.
The founding members have dedicated themselves to learning the best method for training the voice, and to pass this knowledge on to others.
The IVA Master Teachers are responsible for providing and developing ongoing education for IVA Student Teachers and IVA Certified Teachers in private lessons, webinars, Master Classes and Teacher Trainings. They are evaluating and certifying IVA Instructors of all levels.
These Master Teachers have worked with singers of every genre: From Rock and Pop musicians going out on major tours to leads on Broadway performing Musical Theatre.
The Institute for Vocal Advancement (IVA) is an organization that offers singers a method of vocal technique that is developed and refined as an outgrowth of our uncompromising search for truth and knowledge regarding the workings of the human voice.
Over the centuries, many singing methods have been developed, focusing on all kinds of genres and aspects of singing. For many singers, however, these methods fall short of addressing some of the most fundamental questions about the basic functions of the voice: How can I reach high notes easier? How can I avoid a sudden change in the quality of my voice? How can I have more power? How can I sing in tune?
At IVA, we strive to continually develop our program with the latest research in vocal science to address these and other questions. We educate and produce the finest voice instructors in the world who develop, promote, and maintain the highest standards for the teaching of singing. We educate singers with the ability to control their voices in any style of music, allowing the voice to sound free and natural, giving singers access to all dynamics, with tonal clarity and flexibility. We seek to train singers how to use their voices in the healthiest and most efficient way so that singing becomes as easy and as safe as speaking. We help singers to achieve balance in their voices in order to realize their full potential in musically expressing themselves through song.