IVA Technique

The IVA technique is based on 17th and 18th Century principles of singing developed by the Schola Cantorum.  The goal is to train voices to sing in a free and natural manner, smoothly, from the bottom of the range to the top with no breaks or sudden changes in quality. Training in this technique gives the singer access to all dynamics, with tonal clarity and flexibility.  Also, training in this technique helps improve a singer’s range, endurance, stamina, breath control, resonance, vocal strength and vocal quality across all styles of music without fatigue or damage to the voice. These results are accomplished by training the singer to find a balance between airflow and intrinsic muscular resistance, all within a resting laryngeal posture.

The IVA Technique:

  • Is suitable for all styles of singing
  • Helps you sing with ease in a clear, connected, strong and natural voice
  • Eliminates unwanted breaks/flips
  • Balances the tone throughout your range
  • Increases range and flexibility
  • Eliminates sudden changes of tone and/or character
  • Ensures vocal stamina

The strongest aspect of the IVA method is that each instructor must continue to improve and progress in their skill. Instructors are expected to be educated and are tested every year to see if they are good enough to be out in public, teaching and using the IVA method. They must earn the right to be Certified and Licensed. IVA instructors are constantly on the cutting edge of information involving vocal therapy, voice instruction, and developing aspects of the voice.

For more information please visit www.vocaladvancement.com.


Professional Vocalist

Claire McCartin's distinctive blues voice is a much awaited fresh breath among Malta's evergrowing pop and rock scenes. With a voice which hints Eva Cassidy and Nina Simone, she is constantly evolving as an artist, performing regularly in Malta and also beyond our shores, namely in Russia, Austria and the U.S.

For more information, check out her personal site at www.clairemccartin.com/singer.



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Claire McCartin Vocal Studio
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Iklin IKL 1833