Ph 0417 553 969

Singing lessons Rosanna, Melbourne 

Teaching

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. Dot teaches beginner to advanced students and no matter what your reason for lessons Dot can help. 

Dot is enthusiastic, nurturing and energetic and conducts all her teaching in a friendly, safe and welcoming atmosphere.

One on One Singing Lessons

Dots Singing offers private one-on-one singing lessons for pre-teens to adults of all levels in all contemporary styles of music. My job is to educate, facilitate, guide and inspire you along your vocal and musical path. Lessons are flexible and based on your needs but always with an emphasis on healthy vocal technique and enjoyment. We will work together to help find your natural singing voice, enabling you to sing with ease, power, freedom, and confidence. You will sing songs you want to, with my guidance.  

Students always leave the studio feeling energised, inspired and smiling. Lessons are recorded for ease of practice and reflection; students may bring an USB to each lesson.

Students who practice exercises covered in lessons daily, will show rapid improvement and amazing results. 


 

Private Singing Lessons

New students are welcome anytime during the term and are offered a first introductory lesson without the commitment to continue.  

Please read the STUDIO POLICY before committing to lessons

Shared Singing Lessons

Cost Effective Shared Lessons

A shared lesson consists of two students of similar ability. Shared lessons are cost-effective and are great for friends and family, or band members. 

A shared lesson is not only a great learning environment for the group but also for the individual as an observer and listener. Both students may have varying vocal needs with differentiated instruction, therefore, offering greater learning opportunities in a cooperative manner, whilst still providing the opportunity to find what works for themselves.

 

 

Share the confidence!

Shared lessons give students an increased level of confidence as they may; perform together and individually, bounce creative ideas; learn to listen analytically and critically in a positive learning environment. Duo's or band members can work on harmonies, blending and vocal arrangements, creating more creative opportunities, aural awareness and musicianship skills. Shared lessons encourage students to be social, considerate, and cooperative. 

WHAT TO EXPECT IN AN INTRODUCTORY LESSON:

The introductory lesson usually involves a chat about your music history and goals. If comfortable, I may ask you to sing a verse and chorus of your favourite song. Then we might jump right into simple warm-ups and exercises, think of it as making noises, don't stress it's very relaxed. This lesson gives you and Dot time to decide whether you are compatible before committing to further lessons. 

 

What I'll listen and watch for:

  • Your ability to sing in tune and in time.

  • The quality of the lower, middle & upper register and the transition between registers.

  • Types of vocal onsets of sound being used

  • Any tension in the body, neck, jaw, shoulders, etc

  • Breathing and posture

  • Your energy levels and volume

 

AREAS COVERED IN LESSONS:   

  • Posture and Breath control 

  • Vocal warm-up and vocal exercises 

  • Blending registers

  • Understanding vocal registers, chest, head, mix, falsetto

  • Range extension, flexibility and stamina 

  • How to articulate words clearly

  • Vowel formation - bright and dark vowels

  • Onsets: glottal, balanced, aspirate and vocal fry

  • Song selection and development  

  • Preparation of repertoire for performance 

  • Pitch and ear training, solfege, hand-signs

  • Active listening skills and musicianship

  • Audition preparation 

  • Stage presentation 

  • Microphone technique

  • Anatomy & physiology of how the voice works

  • Strategies for overcoming performance anxiety and nerves 

  • The science of singing, acoustics, resonance. 

  • Visual feedback and analysis using Sing & See for science nerds

  • Understanding and singing in harmony

  • Simple piano, guitar & ukulele accompaniment

  • Music theory 

  • Basic recordings on Protools

MORE THAN SINGING LESSONS...

Lessons may include a combination of teaching and help with ukulele, basic guitar and basic piano accompaniment skills. Students are introduced to these instrumental skills to allow them to accompany themselves while singing. This is a powerful learning tool for both musicianship skills and cognitive development. Younger students are encouraged to take up the Ukulele and they may naturally want to progress to the guitar as they get older.

WHAT TO BRING FOR REGULAR LESSONS

  • Water bottle

  • USB stick

  • Printed lyrics

 

​STUDENT EXPECTATIONS

  • Practice at least 15 to 30 minutes a day, 6 days a week  

  • Attend lesson even if you haven't practised

  • Do not practice on the day of your lesson

  • Please arrive 5 minutes before your lesson time

WHY SINGING LESSONS IN PERSON

A singing teacher develops an ability to hear things that an untrained person cannot, although there are many sites online with good advice, ultimately you need another set of ears to listen and assess your voice. Much of the information available online should be considered as a resource rather than a replacement for a good teacher. I have seen beginner students who have spent a year learning online and yet, still haven't got a basic foundation of singing. Online singing lessons are useful to an experienced singer or teacher who has already studied voice for some time and can asses what information is rubbish and what is not.

CONTACT

Address: 180 Mountain View Pde

Rosanna,  Melbourne, Aus 3084 

Email: dots.singing@gmail.com

Phone: 0417553969

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