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About Dot

Vocal Coach/Singing Teacher

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Meet Dot, the passionate singing instructor and performer. As a seasoned teacher, Dot revels in witnessing her students' breakthrough moments.


With a wealth of vocal training and a diverse array of teaching strategies, she is equipped to help you reach your musical goals.

In 2009, Dot opened her singing studio with the mission of sharing her love of music. 

With experience in every genre from rap to jazz and beyond, she is a versatile instructor.


Having honed her skills in classical technique, Dot now specializes in popular styles of music.

In July 2020, Dot took her expertise to the next level by creating instructional vocal exercises for YouTube. Today, her channel is a valuable resource for singing teachers, music educators, and institutions around the world.


Join Dot on her mission to spread the joy of singing!

Training & Development

Bachelor of Music (Performance - Voice) Melba Conservatorium 2008

Graduate Diploma of Secondary Education - Monash University 2009/2010

Estill Voice Training, Level 1 & 2 Course - July 2012 & 2015

Certified in levels I, II & III of Somatic Voicework™ The LoVetri Method - 2017, 2019

Vocal Process - Singing Teacher Training Level 1 & 2, Gillyanne Kayes & Jeremy Fisher - 2020

Soul Ingredients® Methodology Course: When Science Meets Soul - 2020

Certificate in Vocal Health First Aid completed Jan 2021

Vocal Health Anatomy - Short Course, Aug 2021

Fundamental Anatomy Vocal Health Education - Online 2021

Teaching Young Voice - Jenevora Williams  - Online 2022

Evolve Teach Voice with Chris Johnson current - 2024

Sing with Freedom - Per Bristow 2015

ANATS Internship/Mentors - Internship/Mentors - Lyn Gillet 2014

8th International Congress of Voice Teachers - 2013

Singing in Schools Series of Workshops - 2012

Functional Anatomy of the Vocal Tract - Jenny Caire 2012

Anats Internship/Mentor - John Lander, Ian Lowe, Jenny Caire 2012

Music Technology in Education Conference - 2009

Kodaly Autumn Seminar - 2008

How to run a (Better) Primary School choir - Mark O'Leary 2007

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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.


Grace Bennet, Anne Ryan, Stefanie Carter, Jannette Kearns, Ian Lowe, Margaret Nisbet, Gerald Marko, Brenda Earl Stokes.


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

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