History and Vision
I opened Dots Singing in 2009 with the vision of sharing my knowledge and passion of singing with others. I have had over 16 years of performance experience as the founder and member of Anything Goes Singers performing songs from the swing era and beyond.
Since 2019 I've focussed all my efforts on teaching others as I realised it's my main passion. I've been teaching most of my life, whether it be helping friends with maths, teaching melodies on the piano and training staff as a team leader in a telecommunications company.
I also have experience in organising successful Open Mics for students and the local community and running Disco events. I strongly believe in being pro-active in providing performance opportunities.
Originally classically trained at the Melba Conservatorium, I have since re-trained and now specialise in contemporary/popular styles of music.
Qualified Singing and Music Teacher
My name is Dot, I am passionate about singing, music and teaching. I get a thrill out of watching students "Ah-ha" moments. I believe everyone should have the opportunity to discover the joy of singing and making music. Listening, playing and singing music have a profound effect on my life, that I wish for others to have the same experience. My role is to facilitate, guide, and inspire you along the musical path you aspire to.
Whether your goal is to become a professional singer, to nail a song at Karaoke or to give yourself a break, singing lessons are well worth the investment. I teach beginners to advanced students and no matter what your reason for lessons I can help.
I am enthusiastic, nurturing and energetic and conduct my teaching in a friendly, safe and welcoming atmosphere.
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.
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
Estill Voice Training: Level 1 & 2 Course - July 2012 & 2015
Vocal Process - Singing Teacher Training Level 1 & 2 May 2020 with Gillyanne Kayes & Jeremy Fisher
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.
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