Sept live in Cambridge (MA) and Brooklyn (NY)!

Sept live in Cambridge (MA) and Brooklyn (NY)!

LISTEN TO THE NEW SINGLE “YOUNG” ON SPOTIFY!!  Please come cheer me on when I perform at The Lilypad on Saturday September 22 at 3pm, located at 1353 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139. I’d be so happy to see you all.    I will perform music from my new EP...
New Music! August 10th “Young” single release!

New Music! August 10th “Young” single release!

“Young”, the first single from our upcoming EP “Traitor” is here!! Follow IVA on Spotify!!   You’ve been patient with us as we craft it with love, care, and, yes, time. About a month ago, we decided to release a live video of “Young” on Facebook, and people have been...

“Young” single coming August 10th!

The time is here! New music!! We decided to release a live video of “Young”, one of the songs from my new EP “Traitor”, and people have been giving it tons of love (44 K views so far!). We are thrilled! So on Friday, August 10th, the studio version of “Young” will go...
Train your mind, train your voice: part two

Train your mind, train your voice: part two

What is the gateway to beautiful singing? You may think it’s vocal training, but for many, technique alone isn’t enough to sing at one’s best. There is a great deal of psychology that goes into singing well. Fear based thinking can lock the voice into the body, so we...
Train your mind, train your voice

Train your mind, train your voice

Singers train, and train … and train. Spending hours in the practice room, however, is not a guarantee of progress. If we practice without mindfulness, we can become tired and frustrated, potentially practicing bad habits, both physical and mental. As master...

Mixed-Belt technique: The Missing Link!

I’ve gotten a lot of feedback on my Facebook video post about the mixed-belt technique so I want to continue the conversation so more people can understand better what I’m sharing. Over the past couple years I’ve been surprised at the number of students...

More on mixed-belt singing technique vs. classical

Hello Friends!  As promised, here is the start of an explanation of the difference between mixed-belt technique and classical technique, and of what mixed-belt technique makes possible for popular and musical-theatre singers. Questions?
Mixed-belt vs Classical technique? Or both together!

Mixed-belt vs Classical technique? Or both together!

Last week one of my students and I were discussing in what direction he should take his training. He has worked on the West End in London and has been admitted to one of the top musical theatre programs in New York. He’d had some advice, however, that he should...
Building faith

Building faith

“Continuity of practice is the secret of success.” S.N. Goenka I’ve been reading Sharon Salzberg’s book on faith as I’ve been examining my own in regards to my work, my relationships, and my spiritual life. I was drawn to the book after...

High Performance Mindset Training for Singers

We all know that we need to train our voices and our bodies to sing, but what about our minds. Thanks to my friends at the Brink of Midnight Podcast I was introduced to Michael Gervais and his high performance mindset training. Please watch this video for many nuggets...