Chrissy Metz - Golden Globe Nominated Actress & Singer
(This Is Us, American Horror Story)
"Dot has changed my life! Doing the C. O. R. E work with her allows me to have freedom, whether it is singing in a studio, meeting high-level executives or sharing a scene with industry legends. Dot helps me to explore one of my favorite things about singing - my voice.”
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(Victorious, Rocky Horror Picture Show)
"From studying with Dot, I learned to focus on the positive things about my voice. Dot taught me that singing is about having fun and trusting in your mind, body and spirit. Dot's the best!”
“Studying with Dot has helped me strengthen my voice in many areas. Using tough exercises and positive reinforcement, Dot manages to bring out the best in me. I would recommend Dot to all singers who seek technical and spiritual enlightenment!”
“I love the Core Vocal Power system. Dot is a gifted teacher of the vocal arts and a fabulous human being. Her holistic, ‘total person’ approach to empowered singing is grounded in a deep technical knowledge of human physiology and psychology. ”
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Joel Baptiste Muepo
"Dot worked very well with our son Joel Muepo. She is very professional and creates an environment that is comfortable and challenging. We love the fact that she provides strategies and lessons for him to do at home to practice so that the training continues beyond her studio. We recommend her to anyone who is looking for a vocal trainer who is all about helping people develop their love for singing and performing."
Joel Baptiste Muepo is 9 years old attending Windsor Hills Math Science Aerospace Magnet School. He performed in Kurt Weill's Opera Musical, "Lost in the Stars" as Alex singing "Big Mole", dancing and singing.
Claire Costa - Singer & Songwriter
“I’ve gained more freedom with my voice from studying with Dot. I can hit higher notes more clearly and have more power behind my voice. Breathing and meditation helps me overcome fear. Even my health improves!”
Evin Skye - Singer Songwriter
"Dot is a beacon of joy and positivity and has helped me immensely in my journey to become a better singer and human being. She is a one-of-a-kind teacher who emphasises singing through the mind, body, and soul. Whereas other teachers only focus on technique, Dot's method taught me how to be present and connected. Since I started taking lessons with Dot, I have become a much better performer and artist."
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“Dot helps me identifies and focuses on outside issues that are reflected in my voice. Taking vocal lessons from Dot has alleviated my headaches and anxiety!”
"Dot really takes the time to get to know you and your individual voice and designs the lesson specifically around what she feels is best for you! It is a personal approach that helped me to find my true voice. Every time I left Dot's studio, I felt that I was singing from a more organic place and that my voice was stronger than it had ever been before. More importantly, she has given me tools and exercises that I use on a daily basis. In my singing career, I do a lot of traveling and I take her CD with me and use those very exercises to keep me on the top of my game. Thank you Dot!!! You're amazing!!!"
"Since working with Dot my life has changed. I came to her wanting to find a way to transition out of my head voice after years of classical training. What I have gained is beyond my expectations. Not only has Dot shown me how to open and enrich my voice, she has challenged and encouraged me to pursue my passions. As a result I am writing songs, performing in a band which I co-created (fewmilessouth.com) and living more in line with my values. I am so grateful to Dot for inspiring and empowering me to realize my dreams."
"Dot's coaching methodologies stretch far beyond conventional voice lessons, in the utmost positive way. She carefully crafts an individualized program holistically centered around your mind, body and soul-- all with the purpose of helping your voice progress to it's next level of excellence. She is brilliant in the technical training aspect as she can identify areas of growth most pertinent to your unique voice and has ALWAYS has a strategy, tool, activity ready to go. She establishes a foundational relationship to you as her client, but most importantly facilities the process of building a relationship to yourself and to your voice. She is nurturing but isn't afraid to challenge/shatter the ego in times necessary-- all out of love and respect to the craft. She truly lives in her purpose as a coach and you will see, hear and feel it consistently throughout your time with her--- she really is Hollywood's Best Kept Secret."
Ronin Lee - Actor, Singer
"Dot's ability to diagnose the barriers and walls that we all carry that prevent us from being our true selves is uncanny. I needed to find myself and fall in love with my voice again. Dot has been very instrumental in making that happen. I don't know if I could find a better trainer/coach anywhere."
"Dot is the bomb. She is such a supportive and encouraging presence and really draws the best version of you out. Not only has my voice gotten better but really my whole life and we explore not just vocal technique, but all of the things that impact your voice and being as a whole. Go see her now!"
"Dot taught me that singing is just as much spiritual and mental as well as physical. In order to perform well you must be conditioned holistically."
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"What I love most about Dot's vocal coaching style is that she focuses, not only on developing your vocal technique, but also your confidence and self esteem. She is the only vocal coach I've ever had who knew the importance of nurturing a student's belief in themselves and actually prioritizing it as a focal point in her lesson plan. It seems like a pretty obvious necessity for vocal training to me now, but before Dot, i definitely hadn't pieced together how much being aligned and empowered went hand in hand with vocal performance. I can honestly say, because of Dot I am more confident in my voice which (surprise) has improved my vocal performance exponentially."
"Dot is more than a vocal coach. She is a whole-istic vocal guide. Through out the enlightening journey of sessions I took with her, I first learned to trust myself so I could further trust her intuitive perspective on where she could take the true spirit of my voice. I am now there. I feel all of my being and I trust my soul, my body and voice to work in unison together when I sing.
I have used what she has showed me to further tune into my intuition on feeling where I want my music to go and how it should sound when produced and mixed. I am so grateful I came across her on craigslist 11 years ago. She has made a huge impact on my life."
Gino Sings - Singer
"...Dot truly loves to support all singers no matter where they are, be it professional, intermediate or beginner. Her love and attention to each person is rarely seen these days...I believe this makes Dot unique and very special. She is willing to teach you, support you & give you a lifetime of sound."
Tre James - Stone Mecca
"Dot is very efficient with her students and she finds the individuality in your voice and helps you to understand and perfect it ... You get individual attention and personalized training methods to help you become the best singer you can be."
Daniel Dyer - Singer
"I enjoy working with Dot because she locates areas I need improvement on and concentrates on them. At the same time, she teaches new avenues and techniques to get the most from my voice."
"Dot completely changed my world. Before I started studying with her I felt invisible on stage. I could tell people were turned off. She taught me how to redirect the sound in a way that was easy to understand and I saw the results immediately!!! I literally experienced a dramatic change within just 5 or 6 lessons. Now I get positive reactions every time I play out!"
Bryan Foley - Lead Singer of Vyrus
"Dot is the TRUTH!!! I could feel my vocal evolution with the very first session!"
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"...above all, Dot taught me to love and enjoy my voice. That is something many vocalists lack. We pick ourselves apart so much to the point where it’s no longer ‘fun’ to sing anymore. She helped me find that child inside me that loves to sing till the break of dawn!"
Jillian Clare - Actress/Singer - Former Days of Our Lives Star
"Dot has helped me improve my vocal range and understanding, better than any other vocal coach I’ve ever had."
"After just one lesson with Dot, I started to hear a difference in my singing and feel the difference in my vocal stamina. I’ve taken vocal lessons for over 15 years with various teachers and Dot’s teaching style now gives me a whole new understanding about the voice and how to use it! She teaches tools that make hitting notes that once felt like straining now feel completely natural. She’s also very grounding and soulful, which is key in any form of art. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to take leaps and bounds with their singing experience.
“I’ve learned so much from Dot, including ... larynx training, muscle training, breathing, and how to be present when I perform. All those things have made me an even more confident singer...I fell in love with my voice again!”
Leslie Ryan - Actress/Producer
"Dot has given me the confidence and permission to learn to love and accept my voice. It has been a life long dream to sing but because of so much self judgment, I was hiding. Dot is amazing and I look forward to seeing her each week. She is so supportive and loving but most of all, she really knows her stuff. You will learn a strong technique and she will work with you personally to achieve your dreams.... I can’t think of a better way to spend my time once a week than with Dot!"
"I've been singing professionally for ten years, touring the world, appearing on all the late night TV and early morning network shows, singing background vocals for major label recordings, and making a rather decent living from it, but I’m just now learning what I’m really doing...I’ve been amazed at how “complete” her lessons are. Not only am I getting technical skills, and specific dead-on feedback for improving my voice, but her “affirmative” coaching style is leading me to my “real voice” in the emotional and spiritual sense of the word. .. I can’t think of a better, more productive way for a singer to spend an hour each week."