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. C.O.R.E. [or some form of inner-personal development], which is the part 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 the root of the problem. They might lead you to feel wrong, incapable, and frustrated, all because they didn't know the secret of how to unlock your innate ability. 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. You 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.
Are You Ready to find Your CORE Voice?
Get vocal training that centers around you: your vocal goals, background, learning style, and ever-evolving talent!
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.
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 is being 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.
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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 to continue using so you will continue to 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 Oprah 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.
They’re 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 Skype, Google Chat, or FaceTime account
- A private space in which you feel comfortable singing
You Will Receive
- Video of your lesson
- Individualized vocal plan & practice regimen
GET OUT OF THE BATHTUB!
Unleash Your CORE VoiceToday!
Please fill out the contact form or call 310.497.6193 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 for you.
Voice lessons can be scheduled at your convenience. Upon your request, your in-person are recorded and emailed to you for free as mp3 files. Similarly, online lessons are recorded and emailed to you as videos.
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. Click here to learn about non-industry rates and gift certificates