About Dot

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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. 

Academic Qualification

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor of Music (Performance - Voice) Melba Conservatorium 2008

Graduate Diploma of Secondary Education - Monash University 2009/2010

CERTIFICATION COURSES:

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

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

UKULELE:

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.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

See Linkedin for further details of workshops and courses attended. P.s. Scroll to the bottom.

CARDWorking With Children check.

 

MEMBERSHIPS: 

National Association of Teacher of Singing (USA)

Community Music Victoria

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PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT:

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