OVIMA offers classes online and offline currently serving students in India, USA, UK, UAE, and Germany among others. Lastly, OVIMA serves the community and works in schools in supporting our vision & philosophy:
Believe – Visualize – Touch Lives – Make a Difference!
“I started CLAV as a preparatory program for students wanting to embark on a singing career and pursue their studies at University level, and to carry on the legacy of my mother Celia Lobo, India’s only Opera Diva. It all started when I went to pursue my Bachelor of Music Degree at the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines. That was the first time I left home. It was not just a culture, but musical shock as well! You see, even though I grew up with music, I was not trained in musicianship subjects: Music Theory, Sight Reading, Counterpoint, etc. like students in the west and in the Philippines are trained in, before they get to University. After my experience at University, I decided that I would some day start an organization on an international level, which would prepare students for college, so they would not have to go through what I had to.” says Deirdre Lobo, Artistic Director – CLAV. Thus CLAV was born in 2015. We began with Group Classes around the San Francisco Bay Area – Northern California serving students ages 6 years to adults in Fremont, San Ramon, Dublin, Foster City, and Los Altos. With a very structured and progressive curriculum, CLAV continues to serve students virtually.
With its high-end training, performance, structured, and progressive curriculum, in January 2020, CLAV evolved into One Voice Institute of Music and Art (OVIMA), a global and full-scale complete performing and visual arts institute – with CLAV continuing to be the Vocal Department. OVIMA will have three main divisions – Western Music, Indian Music and World Music, offering classes in all instruments, as well as in musicianship subjects such as music theory, sight reading, etc. Additionally the Institute will offer courses in Drama and Speech Arts, Musical Theatre, Dance, Chorus, and even the Visual Arts. Additionally OVIMA offers One Year Certificate, Certified Examination, Specialized, and Seasonal programs.
”We at OVIMA strive to build confidence in students, develop self-expression, treat fellow students with kindness, and respect, and perform to the best of one’s individual ability! We provide students the basic tools to succeed not just in their art but throughout their lives. As an organization, we focus on holistically educating the student, with a structured and progressive curriculum that is designed to work on the student’s intellectual, artistic, professional, and individual abilities. We are committed to the education of the student and settle for nothing less!
– Deirdre Lobo , Artistic Director
OUR VISION & PHILOSOPHY
We believe that students must first believe in themselves, and then visualize where they want to be. On their musical journey, students are encouraged and mentored to strive towards fulfilling the goals they have set for themselves and reach for the stars. It is through their music or art form, that students are taught to make a difference, and touch the lives of people in the world!