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.
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.”
(erroneously credited to Nelson Mandela)
Listen while Dot teaches Private Voice Lessons!
Dot Shares with students, her unique approach to empowering voices.
Listen to how an advanced student builds more vocal power through their passage area while allowing the proper positioning of the larynx.
(this exercise is not recommended without the supervision of a vocal coach)
Individualized Voice Lessons & Empowerment for Singers, Actors & Speakers of All Ages & Levels
What is Dot's Approach to Empowered Singing?
"It centers around the student; their vocal goals, their background, their learning style, and their ever-evolving talent."
What are Voice Lessons With Dot Like?
They're different for everybody because everybody is different!
Other coaches focus primarily on vocal technique, which is only scratching the surface, according to this teaching expert and professional singer of over 20 years.
Dot feels technique is important, and in addition to providing vocal drills that are designed to strengthen and empower; with intuitive wisdom, Dot listens to how her students express themselves and tunes in to their energy. From this information, she uses C.O.R.E. Vocal Power®, which addresses every aspect of the student's instrument (MIND, SOUL, BODY). In essence: when you study with Dot and use her quality products, you receive an integrative program that gives you more awareness, answers, and tools for your whole instrument. C.O.R.E. Vocal Power® is scientifically based, addressing both the physiological and mental aspects of the voice. It is a holistic approach to singing.
During your first lesson, Dot will consider your goals and explore your voice with a thorough Vocal Assessment. She will use this information to create an Individualized Vocal Plan (IVP) to suit your vocal needs. Unlike any other Vocal Coach, Dot keeps immaculate records of every private lesson on file, and will allow you to see your vocal progress in writing, and hear it on CD, as all lessons are recorded to CD for FREE! Dot will even record your sessions to VIDEO upon request!
Most singers may want to expand their vocal range, bridge the gap
from chest to head, stabilize their larynx and sing with supported,
natural power, but what's important to remember is that none of these
things can show up in their voice unless the conditions within them are
favorable. In other words, no matter how capable and coordinated your
vocal chords are, you're not going to be able to show the confidence and
power you want on the outside, unless you do something inwardly, at a
core level, first. This is why many talented singers never find success.
In addition to a pleasing voice, singers need to have enough mental
clarity and soul connection in order to tell a story, keep the interest,
and move an audience with their presence. This skill doesn't only come
from practicing scale and songs technically–it comes from working with
the entire instrument: The mind, soul and body. That is what CORE Vocal
Power®, the system I created (after 20 years of performing, teaching
and research) is all about.
If you are open to it, you receive so much more than a great
voice. You receive tools that will assist you in all aspects of your
life. You will sing better, speak better and have more clarity and confidence in your life.I do not shape my students into a pre-set mold that says, 'this is how you ought to sing.' My gift is that as soon as the singer or speaker opens their mouth, no matter what their vocal challenge is, I can hear their perfected voice. I know what they need to do to develop it and keep it consistent. I address their specific vocal needs and give them the most efficient tools to get there.
In addition to a more powerful authentic voice, other natural benefits of Dot's system include better confidence, clarity, creativity and health!
Amongst many advantages, students also gain:
- Vocal Stamina
- Vocal freedom and flexibility
- Vocal Repair & Damage Prevention
- Freedom from Anxiety
- Vocal Confidence
- Voice & Diction Skills
- Mental and Emotional Clarity
- Life Coaching & Empowerment Skills
- Energy Awareness
- "Speech" Therapy (correct accents, speech impediments, etc)
- Increased Vocal Range
- Vocal Awareness
- Command over Pitch
- Vocal Longevity...
....And most importantly, Vocal Empowerment!
HOW DO I STUDY WITH DOT?
There are 5 ways to study with Dot:
1. You can call 310.497.6193 to schedule a PRIVATE LESSON
- at Dot’s Voice Studios
- over the phone
- on Facetime or Skype
Attend a Vocal Empowerment Workshop
Purchase her Practicing with C.O.R.E. Vocal Power CD
Hire Dot to hold a Workshop, Seminar or Lecture.
Call us at 310.497.6193 for rates, scheduling and more information!
Click picture to Watch Dot's Teaching Reel Working with Private Students and in Workshops
CLICK here to learn more about C.O.R.E. Vocal Power®
What Are They Saying About Dot?
What Tay Zonday ("Chocolate Rain") and other Students say about Workshops & Dot's Teaching Style
Hear What Singer/Songwriter Claire Costa has to say about Voice Lessons with Dot
Learn How Dot's Holistic Approach Empowers Singer/Songwriter Kathleen Blackwell
Click HERE for more testimonials