The IVA technique is based on 17th and 18th Century principles of singing developed by the Old Italian School of Singing. Our 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 give 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. By training you to find a balance between airflow and intrinsic muscular resistance, we can achieve some amazing results in a relatively short space of time.
As a Level 3 certified teacher, I have access to the IVA yearly teacher conference, teacher-trainings, master classes and workshops, as well as online training in the form of webinars. Understanding how the voice works allows me to quickly diagnose and fix problems in any voice, and also how to develop voices of a professional calibre that can meet the demands of modern careers in singing.
In addition, my training allows access to eduation in many areas of singing such as performance, musicianship training and style coaching across multiple genres of singing, so I am able to support and advise singers of all abilities and ranges.
From a very early age I have had an interest and involvement in music. But in my 70-odd years have never been able to find the time to try my hand (or should I say voice) at singing until June 2012, when I decided it was time to take a few lessons. That's when I met Jennifer Casby. I had only intended to have half a dozen lessons at the very most, just to see whether I had a good enough singing voice to join a choir. Well, the lessons were so helpful and interesting and I was both surprised and delighted with the progress I made in a very short time. So I've continued with regular lessons to-date. I have no hesitation in recommending Jennifer as a really fantastic tutor - she is highly skilled, very understanding and full of enthusiasm and encouragement. Thank you Jennifer!!!. I've learned so much.
Tony Maccormack - Retired Management
Jenny Casby had a profound effect on my confidence and singing ability in an incredibly short time. I'm a professional musician myself and rarely have I found a teacher who is able to break down such a seemingly complex and baffling task into such simple and manageable steps. Without any technical jargon, Jenny broke down the stages for me quickly and concisely helping me to understand and feel what it was I needed to change to get the results I required. It was like she showed me all the magicians tricks so I could help myself to build my voice. This is a rare talent and I couldn't recommend her more highly. Jenny was a shining star of ability, integrity and enthusiasm. She changed the way I thought about music and gave me incredible belief in myself. Jenny is the right teacher for you. Call her!
Joseph Alexander - Professional Musician
I had not sung in public or had a lesson for 10 years when I went to Jenny. I was very apprehensive and nervous about singing again, but Jenny immediately put me at ease and made me feel comfortable. I have been working with her now for just under a year and not only has my range improved, but also my confidence in singing. Since working with her I have not only been confident enough to go to auditions for parts where singing is involved, which she has also helped my prep for, I've also got the roles! Jenny is an amazing teacher and caters lessons to your needs at the time e.g. if you have anything to prepare for she will focus on this or help you choose pieces that suit your voice and capability. I can't believe the difference in my voice in less than 12 months and can't wait to see what the next 12 bring!!!!
Stacey Coleman - Professional Actor
I would like to tell you how much my singing lessons with Jennifer has done for my confidence in both my singing and performance abilities within my choir and as a soloist. I attended TheFunkyChoir.Com for many months, and later was offered the chance to have singing lessons with Jenny, our choir leader. I looked at Jenny's website and saw her excellent qualifications and felt confident to try out training with her. Whilst I enjoyed the lessons with my old teacher, I felt with the IVA technique that I advanced better with my breathing and voice control. The fact that Jenny records each lesson and then transfers it to my computer is an added bonus and I continue to practise weekly. I would like to thank Jennifer wholeheartedly for these wonderful lessons!
Julia Armitage - Choir Singer
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