Individualized Voice Lessons & Empowerment for Singers, Actors & Speakers of All Ages & Levels
Dot Todman - Los Angeles Vocal Coach

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.

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.

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!


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

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