My Teaching Philosophy
Most singers are concerned about expanding their vocal range, bridge that annoying gap from chest to head voice, stabilize their larynx and sing with power. In my opinion, this is the easiest part about teaching singing.
What’s important to remember is that none of these things can happen unless you feel comfortable in your instrument. In other words, no matter how coordinated and capable your vocal chords are, you cannot show confidence and power unless you do the inner CORE part first or some form of inner-personal development. For many, this is the scariest aspect of singing that most coaches ignore and tell you to go home and figure it out on your own, because they don't know how to deal with what might actually be the root of your problem. They may even lead you to feel wrong, incapable, and frustrated, all because they didn't have the answers of how to unlock your innate ability to sing. Sadly, as a result, many talented people–even teachers exercise self hatred when they perceive their voice is failing them, and they never find true success and fulfillment in their voice. Oftentimes these people go on to continue the cycle of abuse and self-resentment because of a simple misunderstanding.
That's where I come in. CORE Vocal Power is an individualized journey that will allow me to assess exactly where you are now, and fill in the holes, give you answers, clarity, self-awareness, and individualized vocal plan and yes, as a result, empowerment.
If you are open to it, you receive so much more than a great voice. Through my C.O.R.E. formula (a 4 step acronym that will ensure you the mental, emotional and physiological stability your voice needs), you will receive tools that will assist you in all aspects of your life. You will sing better, speak better and have more clarity and confidence in your life.
Get vocal training that centers around you: your vocal goals, background, learning style, and ever-evolving talent!
STEPS TO WORKING WITH DOT
Step 1: Click here to apply for private study with Dot.
Step 2: Receive a complementary 10 minute phone consult.
Step 3: Make your payment to secure your lesson.
Step 4: Fill out the attached questionnaire upon your purchase.
Please note: We currently have a wait-list, so it may be up to two weeks before you receive a phone consult.
Are You Ready to Find Your CORE Voice?
It’s taken me many years as a pro singer and certified teacher, to figure out that to sing with my "true voice" or "CORE Voice" means understanding how my brain works and how my unique energy is wired, alongside the science of what makes my physical voice powerful.
For example, if you are singing a song and your voice likes to go off pitch every time you hit a high E, most coaches would assume it’s because of lack of vocal coordination, imbalanced vocal chords or singing in the wrong register. This might be true for some people. However, what usually gets overlooked is that there likely is a core underlying mental/emotional cause that has to do with your unique experience. Perhaps you are afraid of hitting high notes because someone told you that you sound bad singing high. Or maybe your voice cracked when you were nine years old and embarrassed you, so now you lack confidence on higher notes. If this is the case, your vocal problem won’t go away until you uncover it and/or get connected to yourself in such a way that your new foundation allows you to release it.
It doesn't have to be a long, drawn out process. Oftentimes we're able to unlock things and shift them out in one lesson! It all depends on how open, willing and courageous you feel to let go, and how committed you are to creating empowering, new habits so it becomes a natural part of who you are. That part is all up to you.
Dot Discusses the Difference Between Confidence and Conceit
Already a Pro?
If you’ve already developed yourself to a professional level, we just fill in the holes and move forward and geared toward your goals. Perhaps you are wanting to audition for a show or prepare for a concert, and just need to brush up on your performance or auditioning skills.
In your lesson, you'll learn about what you’re doing right, what to let go of, and what important principles and habits to continue using so you will expand and become more powerful than you could have ever imagined.
What are voice lessons with Dot like?
I do not shape my students into a pre-set mold that says, ‘this is how you ought to sing." And then force them into being Opera Singers. Part of my gift is that as soon as the singer or speaker opens their mouth, no matter what their vocal challenge is, I can hear their perfected voice. I know what they need to do to develop it and keep it consistent. I address their specific vocal needs and give them the most efficient tools to get there.
Lessons are different for everybody because everybody is different! Other coaches focus primarily on physical vocal technique, which is only scratching the surface to a powerful, confident, voice.
While I feel that technique is important, I also listen to how my students express themselves and tunes in to their energy. From this information, I use my method that addresses every aspect of the student’s instrument (MIND, SOUL & VOICE). Before your first lesson, you even have an opportunity to fill out a questionnaire which helps me to get to know you better, and get a free 10 minute phone consult!
During your first lesson, I will consider your goals and explore your voice with a thorough Vocal Assessment and lesson. I will then use this information to create an Individualized Vocal Plan to suit your vocal needs. Unlike any other Vocal Coach, I keep immaculate records of every private lesson on file, and will allow you to see your vocal progress in writing and listen to it again, as all lessons are recorded onto a CE or emailed as an .mp3 to you for free. I can also record private sessions on video upon request!
Do you live far away? Or do you have a busy schedule? It’s okay, I also offer private voice lessons online.
What You Need
A reliable Internet connection
A reliable camera to film you on your computer
A private space in which you feel comfortable singing
You Will Receive
Video of your lesson
Individualized vocal plan & practice regimen
Practice Audio files and worksheets
GET OUT OF THE BATHTUB!
Unleash Your CORE Voice Today!
Please fill out the application form to schedule your complimentary phone consultation.
Once you have the initial phone session and fill out your vocal questionnaire, I will create an Individualized Vocal Plan, specifically for you.
Voice lessons can be scheduled at your convenience. Upon your request, your in-person lessons are recorded and emailed to you for free as mp3 files. Similarly, online lessons are recorded and emailed to you as a video.
You will be given specific empowering tools to integrate on a daily basis, and your progress will be tracked over the period of your lessons.
HEAR ME BRAG ABOUT MY CLIENTS
All of the people I work with are awesome and they are all ages. Here are a few highlights
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Does Dot work with beginners?
Yes. Dot enjoys working with all levels from beginner to pro’s. It’s not about how experienced you are. It’s about how willing you are to allow yourself the opportunity to expand your voice into all that it can me.
How often should I take lessons?
It depends on what you need, if you have deadlines, your budget, and what level you are at. However, if you are not doing a CORE Vocal Power intensive with Dot, weekly lessons are recommended to start. Once you get the fundamental tools under your belt, and built into your system, Dot encourages you to stretch out the time between your lessons until you don’t need her anymore!
How do I know if Dot can help me?
Dot has been teaching voice for over 20 years and has helped everyone of all ages from the Deaf to celebrities empower their voice. Dot will take to the time to review your application to see if it's a good fit. If you would like to explore a free sample lesson and learn more about core vocal power, click here for a free download.
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