IVTOM stands for The International Voice Teachers of Mix. It is a teacher’s organization that helps educate and provide association and interaction with other like-minded teachers who strive to teach “Mix”.
IVTOM is a place where all Mix teachers can come together for discussion, education, and association to become better educated, help and encourage each other, and gain vocal truth from experienced teachers and medical professionals. We recognize that teaching voice is an “art” as well as a science and differences in style, approach and personality are encouraged.
IVTOM strives for increased understanding and education and encourages discussion through online workshops, conferences, chats, and communication. The goal of IVTOM is to help voice teachers become better educated and connect to others for support and encouragement in any way possible.
The Artist’s Way is the seminal book on the subject of creativity. An international bestseller, millions of readers have found it to be an invaluable guide to living the artist’s life. Still as vital today-or perhaps even more so-than it was when it was first published one decade ago, it is a powerfully provocative and inspiring work. In a new introduction to the book, Julia Cameron reflects upon the impact of The Artist’s Way and describes the work she has done during the last decade and the new insights into the creative process that she has gained. Updated and expanded, this anniversary edition reframes The Artist’s Way for a new century.
What is the secret of getting really good at something? How do we unlock it?
Journalist and New York Times bestselling author Daniel Coyle visited nine of the world’s greatest talent hotbeds — tiny places that produce huge amounts of talent, from a small music camp in upstate New York to an elementary school in California to the baseball fields of the Caribbean.
He found that there’s a pattern common to all of them — certain methods of training, motivation, and coaching. This pattern, which has to do with the fundamental mechanisms through which the brain acquires skill, gives us a new way to think about talent — as well as new tools with which we can unlock our own talents and those of our kids.
The Inner Game of Music is that which takes place in the mind, played against such elusive opponents as nervousness, self doubt, and fear of failure. Using the same principles of "natural learning" Timothy Gallwey developed so successfully for tennis, golf and skiing and applying them to his own field, noted musician Barry Green shows how to acknowledge and overcome these internal obstacles in order to bring a new quality to the experience and learning of music. And for those who don't play an instrument but who feel their appreciation of music will be enhanced if they understand more about the process of playing, this book is Ideal.
In precise, easy to understand language, Green and Gallwey explain how natural skills can be nurtured and enhanced, and through a series of special exercises they demonstrate the ways in which musicians can achieve exact intonation, artistic phrasing, and improved technique.
There are also chapters on ensemble playing, improvisation, composition and creativity, and listening skills - an essential part of the Inner Game - are discussed throughout.
A methodology with a proven track record, The Inner Game of Music will be invaluable to anyone seriously interested in music, whether professional or amateur, composer,performer, or simply an appreciative listener.
Voice Connection is a multidisciplinary team of specialists dedicated to providing comprehensive analysis, diagnosis and treatment of voice disorders within a holistic framework.
Consisting of Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon, speech pathologist, and counsellor, the team believes that all voice disorders must be considered as the manifestation of disequilibrium within the physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual bodies.
Our aim is to recognise and respect the impact of a voice disorder upon the whole person and create a treatment regime that heals and empowers the whole being.
Our practice reflects our understanding and acceptance of the indivisible link between mind and body and the subsequent implications for voice.
We believe that true healing occurs only as a result of treating the whole person.