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.
History and Vision
I opened Dots Singing in 2009 with the vision of sharing my knowledge and passion of singing with others. I've had over 16 years of performance experience as a founder and member of the Anything Goes Singers performing songs from the swing era and beyond.
Since 2019 I've focused my efforts on teaching as it is my main passion. I've been teaching since my early teens, whether it be helping friends with maths, teaching melodies on the piano and training staff as a team leader in a telecommunications company. Originally classically trained at the Melba Conservatorium, I have since re-trained and now specialise in contemporary/popular styles of music.
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/
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