Alice Wong, an IVA Certified Advanced Level Vocal Instructor in Singapore. She has started singing since she was 9, performing in school choir and dance items. In 1995, she formalised her training by taking up singing classes in a Mandarin pop music school, and spent a year of private vocal training under English musical and classical genre. Throughout the years, she has performed in different set ups such as Mandarin pop choir, charity shows, musicals, “unplugged” live lead singing, emceeing events, as well as church choir and worship lead.
Due to an excessive speaking workload in her previous training work, plus singing demands on her voice in church, Alice had severe throat inflammation in 2007. That’s when she realised a good voice technique was so important for all singers and speakers to protect their voices — a crucial element to express oneself.
With that passion in her heart, Alice started training in Speech Level Singing (SLS) technique in both Singapore and Los Angeles, and was certified as a SLS Instructor in 2009. Ever since, she has been teaching singers doing different genres, from all walks of life. She was also the appointed Educational Advisor Group (EAG) member and Regional Representative (RR) for SLS in 2011 and 2012, organising vocal educational events for South-East Asia.
Unfortunately, illness struck in early 2013 and Alice was diagnosed with Leukaemia. She took a year’s break from teaching, receiving treatments in hospital. By the grace of God, 2 units of fully matched umbilical cord blood stem cells was found for her in mid-year, and the transplant process was successful.
As she recovered, Alice left SLS in 2014 and joined the Institute for Vocal Advancement (IVA) organization as a Certified IVA Instructor, devoting herself in more intense and all-rounded teachers education programme, to be an effective teacher. She had also been appointed as the Area Representative for IVA in Singapore (2015-2016), responsible in guiding new teachers through their certification processes, and holding regional singing events in Singapore. With her passion and dedication in teaching, Alice is now, a well sought after bilingual voice coach by singers and teachers in the region.