Vocal Coach/Singing Teacher
I'm Dorothy Thorpe, Dot for short. Passionate about singing and teaching.
I get a thrill out of watching students "Ah-ha" moments.
With extensive training in many vocal methods. I have developed an extensive toolbox of strategies to help you realise your goals.
Dots Singing studio opened in 2009 with the vision of sharing my knowledge and passion.
I have helped develop singers in every genre of music, from rap to pop, RnB, jazz to musical theater.
Classically trained, I have since re-trained and now specialise in popular styles of music.
In July 2020, I started to create vocal exercises with instruction for YouTube.
I'm proud to say, my channel is a resource for singing teachers and music educators and educational institutions worldwide.
Bachelor of Music (Performance - Voice) Melba Conservatorium 2008
Graduate Diploma of Secondary Education - Monash University 2009/2010
Somatic Voicework™ LoVetri Method Level I, II & III, Contemporary Commercial Music - USQ (Toowoomba), 2017 & 2019
Vocal Process - Singing Teacher Training Level 1 & 2 May 2020 with Gillyanne Kayes & Jeremy Fisher
Soul Ingredients® Methodology Course:
When Science Meets Soul (Dr Trineice Robinson-Martin) Baldwin Wallace University, 31 July - 2 Aug, 2020
Certificate in Vocal Health First Aid completed Jan 2021 - https://vocalhealth.co.uk/
Vocal Health Anatomy - Short Course, Aug 2021
James Hill Ukulele Initiative Teacher Certification Program - Level 1 Phase 1, 18 Nov 2017 - Hamilton New Zealand. Followed by nine months of online training, discussion and internet seminars to deepen the knowledge of ukulele playing and pedagogy.
See Linkedin for further details of workshops and courses attended. P.s. Scroll to the bottom.
National Association of Teacher of Singing (USA)
I continually strive to keep up with current stuff about singing and am a member of several local and international forums, support groups and networks for singing teachers and regularly listen to Podcasts.
Dorothy is a fabulous teacher. She has brought the joy of singing back and I am so very grateful. She is a gifted teacher who is able to match her style to any singer with outstanding results... Danielle S - Psychologist