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Annie's Teaching Philosophy
"A strong technical foundation is essential to ensuring vocal health, and is key to artistic freedom. Any student of voice has the ability to succeed, whether on a personal level, a professional level, or both. It’s my job as a teacher to encourage my students to reach for great heights. It’s on this journey the student discovers their voice, their art, and themselves.
Artistic expression and singing is personal, and can be a very vulnerable experience. I believe in creating a safe and enthusiastic environment for students to explore that part of themselves. Enabling a student to access that inner expression allows them to grow not only as a singer but also as an artist." - Annie Little
About the IVA technique
The IVA technique is based on 17th and 18th Century principles of singing developed by the Old Italian School of Singing. Annie's 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. We accomplish these results by training the singer to find a balance between airflow and intrinsic muscular resistance, all within a resting laryngeal posture.
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