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FAQ

Can anyone learn to sing?
 
About 95% of people can improve their voice…significantly.
 
People are born with varying degrees of vocal talent. Vocal technique helps singers to bring out their natural qualities and to give the singer a tangible direction in which to get results.
 
Is the IVA technique only for those learning to sing or is it for professionals?
 
IVA is a technique suited to any level of singing. It provides powerful tools for the seasoned performer who gigs 3-4 nights a week and prevents vocal fatigue and/or strain. IVA can also be the difference between singing your favourite songs in the shower to singing them in front of an audience who will be proud and pleased to be there!

Is vocal technique essential or can I just learn some cool warm ups?

The truth is: most of us need technique and useful vocal tools to keep the voice healthy; but also to help us get that ‘finished’ or polished sound. Vocal technique actually changes the way you coordinate the vocal folds when you sing. The point of technique is to sing so your audience can't tell you ever used it. True technique becomes invisible, allowing for your overall performance to shine.

 

How young can you be when studying voice?

The earliest age for beginning vocal training can be as young as 9 or 10 years of age. This very much depends on the degree of talent the young person has and their ability to understand the application of the IVA concepts. The development of male and female voices are very different and need to be cared for on an individual basis.

 

What are the key things to get started?

Limited experience, on your way or professional... Come with a passion for singing and a desire to get better. Success will be built on these foundations:

No 1. Know your voice- what is your voice type?

No 2: Work with your voice on a regular basis with a qualified teacher- Know which tailored exercises and tools work best for your vocal habits.

No3: Have an outlet: Sing in home recordings, karaoke, church, cafes or performances such as concerts, auditions, eisteddfods, musical theatre, choirs or bands.
 

What do I bring to my lesson?

  1. iphone/recording device or USB Stick
  2. Backing track or sheet music
  3. "‘My Singing Register" chart (given by vocal coach)