The IVA Teacher Certification Program is arguably the most comprehensive training program for singing teachers in the world. It has helped many around the globe to take their teaching to the next level.
In order to help teachers develop the high-quality skills that the IVA Method is known for, our certification program requires a certain amount of dedication that not everyone may be willing to give.
Still, the principles that the IVA Method is built upon are so important for everyone who deals with the subject of singing that we want to enable as many people as possible to at least have a basic knowledge of them.
That is why now, for the first time, you can learn the basics of teaching the IVA Method in our 20-hour introductory course. This course is available online in the form of live webinars, in-person (in selected locations around the world), and as an intensive training course at our yearly conference called IVACON.
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Who this course is for…
This introductory course is ideal for choir directors, new voice teachers, speech-level pathologists, or anyone else who wants to learn about the basics of teaching voice in a successful way.
It’s also great for those who aren’t sure yet whether they want to focus on teaching voice or for those who have already acquired other vocal education but want to take a look at teaching the IVA Method.
What to expect…
The introductory course gives you an overview of the most important aspects of the IVA Method and of being a singing teacher. Here are some of the most important things you will learn:
- how the voice works and the role that good vocal technique plays
- what role perception plays in singing
- what “vocal passages” are
- what the tools of the trade are that can enable you to develop voices
- how to apply vocal technique successfully to songs
- how to create a basic structure for a voice lesson
- the basics of vocal science and vocal health
- the basics of starting your own vocal studio
- and much more . . .
You also don’t need to worry about this course being nothing but a lecture. We believe that teaching singing is an applied science, so all theoretical principles explained throughout the course will be followed by practical examples. The course instructors will use demo students for this purpose.
All introductory courses are taught by a handpicked group of voice teachers called the IVA Ambassadors. All of them are highly qualified singing teachers with many years of experience in their jobs.
Can I join the IVA Teacher Certification Program after the introductory course?
Yes, of course that’s possible. In fact, if you are really serious about teaching voice, signing up for the certification program is definitely the next step you want to take. You also don’t need to worry about overlapping material between the introductory and certification courses; the content of the introductory course covers only about 10% of what you would learn as a Student Teacher in the first year of the IVA Teacher Certification Program.
We also have a special bonus for you if you have completed the introductory course to teaching the IVA Method and are then accepted into the IVA Teacher Certification Program: The introductory course will be credited as an elective course toward your education requirements as a Student Teacher.
If you were not able to pass the criteria for acceptance into the IVA Teacher Certification Program, taking the introductory course can serve as great preparation while you work on achieving the skills you need for the IVA Teacher Certification Program.