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Dots Voice Studios - Vocal Coaching In Los Angeles and California

Discover how a Los Angeles Vocal Coach...

...can teach YOU the Science of Connecting to An Empowered Body!

Chakras and singing, toning, resonating and healing



This Music Industry Vocal Coach, Certified Teacher and Pro Singer of over 20 years (Universal Records, MTV, etc.) with a triple degree in Music, Theatre Arts Education and Psychology, currently resides in Los Angeles, California. Dot Todman has developed CORE VOCAL POWER®, a Self-Improvement approach (Mind, Soul, Voice) which will take you beyond technique to help you tap into your authentic vocal expression and address your unique vocal needs. After your first voice lesson and assessment, you will see immediate results and gain new vocal insights and awareness. Dot holds private voice lessons in West Los Angeles, California and Vocal Empowerment Workshops in Culver City, Beverly Hills, Hollywood and Greater Los Angeles.


Award winning Singer/Songwriter Empowerment Coach Dot Todman appeared as a Celebrity guest on TV Guide’s Idol Chat and gave advice for American Idol ( contestants. Click here to learn more about Dot.


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"Dot is a patient and compassionate master of musical expression...She is pure love, healing and inspiration. "

~Shane August,
Singer, Voice Over Guru, Composer
(Stevie Wonder, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston)

"From studying with Dot....I learned to empower my vocal ability"
~Victoria Justice ,
Actress, Singer
Victorious , Zoey 101, Spectacular, etc

"Dot manages to bring out the best in me"
~Taylor Graves,
Lead Singer, The Score


Dot’s Favorite Empowering Quote

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you NOT to be?...your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightening about shrinking so that other people won't feel unsure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory...that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. As we let our own Light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
~Marianne Willilamson
(erroneously credited to Nelson Mandela)

Vocal Workshops & Small Group Classes Print E-mail

Spring/Summer 2016
New Empowering Workshops!

Click to watch video about How to Find Your CORE Voice!

Click here to learn more about C.O.R.E. Vocal Power®

Coming late 2016...



(for all levels)


  • Develop vocal awareness, face your fears, and find your CORE voice (authentic voice). 
  • Through interactive, creative vocal exercises; strengthen the MIND, feed the SOUL and unleash the VOICE.
  • learn how to empower your voice through understanding your chakras
  • learn physical performance tools ie; command over pitch, rhythm, harmony, stylization, mastering the mix, improvisation, and overcome mental and emotional blocks.
  • Overcome your fears and learn how to sing with confidence
  • learn how to move comfortably on stage
  • Integrate the vocal tools and refine your voice for a live performance

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(LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE! Get in before it sells out! Small classes are under 15 people)

Refund & Cancellation Policy: Workshop registration payments and deposits are non-refundable, but may be used toward future workshops.

Of course it's well worth the investment, but please don’t just take our word for it. We invite you to listen to what others have to say about previous workshops, CORE Vocal Power® method, and Dot Todman.


Workshop Overview

Embark on a creative vocal journey that will challenge and provide you with the tools and experience you need to unleash your CORE voice.

These classes include training materials (mp3's, videos and worksheets) that will improve your voice as an actor, singer or speaker.

  What Others are Saying About CORE Vocal Power Workshops




Vocal Empowerment Workshops are a unique journey that offer:

  • a small group environment so that you receive personalized and 
specific coaching instruction

  • experiential learning and on the spot practice with Dot Todman to help you fine tune your vocal abilities

  • an opportunity to creatively participate in improvisation

  • an understanding of song interpretation and delivery so that you know how to maximize every performance

  • activities that improve blending, harmony, and performance skills so that you deliver professional sounding vocals

  • an opportunity to discover and sing from your "sweet spot" (CORE VOICE) so that you can deliver powerful vocals

As a result of attending CORE Vocal Empowerment Workshops, you will feel vocal freedom (no more nerves), feel love and appreciation for your authentic voice, build vocal flexibility and discover what it really means to sing with soul. 
No more sweating under the spotlight!

Can't attend every class? Upon request, audio/video recordings & CORE Materials will be provided so you won't fall behind.


What is "Finding Your CORE VOICE" Workshop?

It’s an intense, workshop that will challenge your vocal and professional abilities and sharpen your awareness as a performer, whether you're an actor, singer or speaker.

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Watch Dot work quickly with the subconscious mind of a student to correct pitch issues and performance in the video below

These exciting workshops are built on the CORE Vocal Power® method, and designed to set you on an individualized journey that will give you all the keys (Mind, Soul & Body) to be in “the zone” and deliver powerful vocals when performing anywhere.  Part II of the curriculum will give you experiential learning opportunities that will prepare you to be a skilled professional, not a hit and miss amateur. Learn to deliver quality vocals on cue.

Classes address the psychology (mind), the physiology (soul), and the physical (body) make-up of your vocal identity, which means you will begin to understand how to tap into your "sweet spot" or what Dot terms, your "CORE VOICE." The CORE VOICE is where all three of these areas collide to help you unleash your true voice and gain that extra edge and authenticity that immediately sets you apart from everyone else.

In addition, this workshop is intended to facilitate a personal break through, giving you an actual experience behind the mic where you feel first-hand what it means to “turn it on” and deliver powerful vocals.  There will be a performance held at the end of the two part series.

In summary, you will embark on a unique journey that will highlight your strengths, identify your weaknesses, provide tools to help you along the way, challenge you to make breakthroughs, and ultimately transcend your preconceived abilities. Exit the workshop with CORE Vocal Power tools and gain benefits in your personal and professional goals.

When are workshops and how much do they cost?

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IMPORTANT: The smaller individualized workshops are limited to less than 15 people.

Registration Fee includes: Training materials, (reading material and mp3), complementary class audio recordings.  

How is the Course Structured?

You work through the layers of your voice through the powerful principles of Dot's award winning CORE Vocal Power® method and 5 step CHASE™ approach, as it applies to performance. Each session, you will be given vocal warm ups, exercises, instruction and feedback while your creativity is unleashed. 



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Who is the workshop for?

Any qualifying person age 14 and up*, and is committed to becoming their personal best at vocal expression and performance. Anyone who might struggle with fear of hitting the wrong note under pressure and who wants to take their voice to a new level of power and authenticity.

This workshop is filled with intensive information that will enrich your understanding of the voice, but it is structured to challenge and demand the best from you. Because of this, we are really only recommending this workshop to those of you who are committed and willing to invest time into your growth.

Of course, everyone wants to grow and be better, be bolder, and be empowered but few are willing to do the work that is required to arrive there. This workshop will work you in a creative and productive way; hence, the word “work-shop.” However, there will be plenty of laughter, joy, and optimism to charge and uplift you along the way. If you are committed to your own growth, if you want to be challenged and have new experiences, and if you want to make a vocal break through then this workshop has been tailor-made for you.

*Important Qualifiying Information: Dot likes to individualize her classes around those who attend. We recommend first attending a private session with Dot as these students will be considered first. At minimum, in order to be eligible for this workshop, you must complete a questionnaire and participate in a short phone interview with Dot Todman. Please Register and call 310-497-6193 to get started.

Where is the workshop held?

This workshop will be facilitated at a Studio in Culver City, California.

Detailed information, like maps, directions, and parking, will be provided to you when you register for the workshop.

Why should I attend?

In addition to all of the benefits noted above, when you participate in this workshop you also receive these added values:

  • Access to recorded workshop materials (video & audio) for ongoing reflection, study, and analysis
  • Get mental, emotional, and physical support from Dot and your fellow classmates
  • Learn a daily vocal practice regimen to continue building your voice even after the workshop
  • Get a 1:1 private critique & training from Dot
  • Gain a sense of community and build ties with other industry professionals.



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Refund & Cancellation Policy: Workshop registration payments and deposits are non-refundable, but may be used toward future workshops.


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Voice Classes in Los Angeles


Voice Classes in Los Angeles


Voice Classes in Los Angeles