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As good, global citizens and to keep our singing communities healthy, here is some guidance we'd like to extend particularly to you as singing teachers…

The Alexander Technique

Interview with Marisa De Silva

As part of Health and Wellness week, we interviewed Marisa De Silva about the Alexander Technique and how it can support your students' vocals and overall wellness.…

In this blog series, we are meeting IVA teachers from around the world. We continue with Erika from Mexico…

Take your sick days

3 Why’s and 3 How’s

Self-employed vocal instructors have to work to make money. If we don’t work, we don’t get to simply “call in sick” and still get paid while we stay in bed with a bowl of chicken noodle soup.…

So you had a bad day

How to Bounce Back and Keep a Positive Mindset

There are days where things in the studio just don’t seem to go right, no matter what you do. We’ve got some advice for how to deal with a bad day…

Stress is a reality in every person’s life, and vocal instructors are no exception. A few red flags you might know . . . and a few you might not!…

Have you wondered how style affects vocal balance in the voice? Find out in today's blog post.…

Are you a voice teacher who has transgender students? IVA Master Teacher Kathy Kennedy has some top tips on how to teach effectively in a safe space…

IVA Director and Mentor Teacher, Andreas Grussl takes you through some ideas of work to do with your rock singers in the teaching studio.…

Can you use vocal fry to teach someone how to sing? Andreas Grussl has the answer to this question…

Master Teacher Spencer Welch has some great tips on teaching your singers to use the microphone effectively and some things to avoid too!…

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