INDIVIDUALIZED VOICE LESSONS FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS

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 to figure out that finding the root cause means understanding how the brain works and how your 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 chords or singing in a different 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. 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. This is where I come in. I teach you the foundational skills to build a voice that is empowered and clear away the blocks at a deep level. At first, it requires a little more work because you become more self aware, more self-accepting and in turn, more powerfully present. That powerful presence makes any vocal exercise, speech or scene so much easier to implement. And if you’ve already developed your powerful presence when we meet, we just fill in the holes and move forward. You learn about what you’re doing right, what to let go of, and what important principles to continue using so you won’t fall into the common traps that so many people do.

 

What are voice lessons with Dot like?

They’re different for everybody because everybody is different!

Other coaches focus primarily on vocal technique, which is only scratching the surface, according to this teaching expert and professional singer of over 20 years.

Dot feels technique is important, and in addition to providing vocal drills that are designed to strengthen and empower; with intuitive wisdom, Dot listens to how her students express themselves and tunes in to their energy. From this information, she uses C.O.R.E. Vocal Power®, which addresses every aspect of the student’s instrument (MIND, SOUL, BODY).  In essence: when you study with Dot and use her quality products, you receive an integrative program that gives you more awareness, answers, and tools for your whole instrument.   C.O.R.E. Vocal Power® is scientifically based, addressing both the physiological and mental aspects of the voice. It is a holistic approach to singing.

During your first lesson, Dot will consider your goals and explore your voice with a thorough Vocal Assessment. She will use this information to create an Individualized Vocal Plan (IVP) to suit your vocal needs. Unlike any other Vocal Coach, Dot keeps immaculate records of every private lesson on file, and will allow you to see your vocal progress in writing, and hear it on CD, as all lessons are recorded to CD for FREE! Dot will even record your sessions to VIDEO upon request!

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“Most singers may want to expand their vocal range, bridge the gap from chest to head, stabilize their larynx and sing with supported, natural power, but what’s important to remember is that none of these things can show up in their voice unless the conditions within them are favorable. In other words, no matter how capable and coordinated your vocal chords are, you’re not going to be able to show the confidence and power you want on the outside, unless you do something inwardly, at a core level, first. This is why many talented singers never find success.

In addition to a pleasing voice, singers need to have enough mental clarity and soul connection in order to tell a story, keep the interest, and move an audience with their presence. This skill doesn’t only come from practicing scale and songs technically–it comes from working with the entire instrument: The mind, soul and body. That is what CORE Vocal Power®, the system I created (after 20 years of performing, teaching and research) is all about.

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.I do not shape my students into a pre-set mold that says, ‘this is how you ought to sing.’ 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.”
–Dot Todman

In addition to a more powerful authentic voice, other natural benefits of Dot’s system include better confidence, clarity, creativity and health!

Singers, Actors, and Speakers of all Levels May Choose From the Following: 
Train Your BRAIN

Mental clarity while singing and/or speaking

Magnifying Your Message

Ear training

Harmony

Rhythm

Stage presence

Pitch Control

Balance of creativity and analytical mind

Improvisation

Connect to Your SOUL

Overcome nerves

Connect with your audience

Vocal confidence

Presence

Emotional connection

Song choice

Auditioning with star quality

Find your CORE voice

EMPOWER Your VOICE

Balancing the vocal chords

Breath support and stamina

Vocal Health and Maintenance

Mixing head and chest voice

Expanding Vocal Range

Executing basic vocal runs

Mic technique

Movement and coordination

Freedom and flexibility

Vocal power

Speakers: voice & diction, articulation, body language

How to block your song

. . .and any vocally related concern

Amongst many advantages, students also gain:
  • Vocal Stamina
  • Vocal freedom and flexibility
  • Vocal Repair & Damage Prevention
  • Freedom from Anxiety
  • Vocal Confidence
  • Voice & Diction Skills
  • Mental and Emotional Clarity
  • Life Coaching & Empowerment Skills
  • Energy Awareness
  • “Speech” Therapy (correct accents, speech impediments, etc)
  • Increased Vocal Range
  • Vocal Awareness
  • Command over Pitch
  • Vocal Longevity…
    ….And most importantly, Vocal Empowerment!
HOW DO I STUDY WITH DOT?

There are 4 ways to study with Dot:

1. Private Lessons

You can call 310.497.6193 to schedule a PRIVATE LESSON

2. Workshops

Attend a Vocal Empowerment Workshop

4. Book Dot for Event

Hire Dot to hold a Workshop, Seminar or Lecture.

Call us at 310.497.6193 for rates, scheduling and more information!

Watch Dot’s Teaching Reel Working with Private Students and in Workshops

Why Mind…Soul…Voice?

CLICK HERE to learn more about C.O.R.E. Vocal Power®

What Are They Saying About Dot?

What Tay Zonday (“Chocolate Rain”) and other Students say about Workshops & Dot’s Teaching Style

 Hear What Singer/Songwriter Claire Costa has to say about Voice Lessons with Dot

 Learn How Dot’s Holistic Approach Empowers Singer/Songwriter Kathleen Blackwell

Click HERE for more testimonials