WHY IS SINGING SO SCARY?
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 learning 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 cords are, you cannot show true confidence and power unless you do the inner CORE part, 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.
HOW CAN THIS HOLISTIC STYLE TRAINING HELP ME?
CORE Vocal Power is an individualized journey that will allow me to assess exactly where you are now, and fill in the gray areas, give you answers, clarity, self-awareness, an 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.
ALSO, AS A RESULT OF THIS APPLIED TRAINING...
- You will become more aware of your capabilities and how to overcome your personal limitations
- You will learn how to rewire your nervous system to sing or speak better
- You will become more in alignment with who you really are
CORE Vocal Power is vocal training that centers around you: your vocal goals, background, learning style, and ever-evolving talent!
WHAT ARE THE 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.
DO YOU WANT 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 unique nervous system is wired, alongside the science of what makes my physical voice work properly and how to correct vocal issues.
For example, if you are singing a song and your voice likes to go off pitch every time you hit an E5, most coaches would assume it’s because of lack of proper breath support, imbalanced vocal cords, incorrect placement, or singing in the wrong register. This might be true for many people. However, what usually gets overlooked is that there likely is also a core underlying mental/emotional cause that has to do with your beliefs and experience that is causing the problem. 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 and your throat feels tight. If this is the case, your vocal problem won’t go away until you regain command of your nervous system in such a way that this new foundation allows you to release the issue.
IS THIS SOME KIND OF VOCAL THERAPY?
While the approach can have therapeutic effects (since you are not overlooking the emotional part of your instrument), it doesn't have to be a long, drawn out process, and no, I'm not a therapist. But I've been called one because I do see you without bias. Oftentimes we're able to unlock things and shift them in one lesson! It all depends on how open, willing and courageous you feel to let go, and how committed you are to applying empowering, new habits on a daily basis so it becomes a natural part of who you are. The latter part is all up to you after you leave here with the tools and instructions on how integrate what you learn.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CONFIDENCE AND CONCEIT?
ALREADY A PRO?
If you’ve already developed yourself to a professional level, we just strengthen the weaker areas and move forward, geared toward your needs and 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. Maybe you are already a successful singer, but you know there is more to learn and you want to grow and expand.
In your lesson, you'll learn about what is working for you, what to let go of, and what important new habits to apply in order to become more powerful than you could have ever imagined.
HOW IS THE LESSON 'INDIVIDUALIZED'?
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 a specific genre or style. You are a unique individual, and you will be given the tools that you need to learn in order to reach your highest potential. As soon as you open your mouth to sing or speak, no matter what your vocal challenge is, I experience your voice in it's wholeness - even if it doesn't sound that way in that moment (but it did in your car. LOL). I then identify what you need to do to develop it, and make your vocal successes consistent. That means I am addressing your specific vocal needs and giving you best tools I know to look after you as a whole person, not just a floating voice that you think needs to be fixed.
Lessons are different for everybody because everybody is different! Physical vocal technique is only scratching the surface to a powerful, confident, voice.
Before your first lesson, you also have an opportunity to fill out a questionnaire which helps me to get to know you better, and many clients have told me this questionnaire has helped them know their voice better as well!
During your first lesson, while I evaluate your vocal technique, I also tune in to your energy as I take you on a journey with me through the levels of your voice, and how you use your nervous system alongside it. I will consider your goals and explore your voice with a thorough Vocal Assessment. I will then use this information to create an Individualized Vocal Plan to suit your vocal needs. 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 emailed as an .mp3 to you for free. I can also record private sessions on video upon request!
HOW DO ONLINE LESSONS WORK?
Do you live far away? Or do you have too busy of a schedule to come into the studio? No problem! 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
Vocal training Practice Videos, Audio programs, eBooks and worksheets
GET OUT OF THE BATHTUB!
Unleash Your CORE Voice!
Fill out the application form to schedule your complimentary 10 minute phone consultation.
Once you apply for the free consult, have the initial phone session and fill out your vocal questionnaire, you will be ready for your first lesson!
WHO ARE SOME OF DOT'S CLIENTS?
All of the people I work with have been awesome, whether they are famous or not, but I get asked the question a lot, so this snippet should give you an overview.
Click here to hear what Dot's Students have to say about her!
MORE 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 be.
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 your nervous system working how you want it, Dot encourages you to stretch out the time between your lessons.
How do I know if Dot can help me?
Dot has been teaching voice for over 20 years and has helped 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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