Monday, October 31, 2011

Authenticity: Confident vs. Conceit

HAPPY HALLOWE'EN! While many are dressing up and changing how people see their outer appearances, it's the perfect time of year to talk about something all singers struggle with: How people see their inner appearance.

Get the full story! watch my video and read the full article.

You'll learn:
  • What is the difference between confidence and conceit?
  • How to be Objective about your voice
  • How to overcome self-sabotage
Just visit the latest entry in my Singspiration blog for this month's vocal goodies!

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Where Do We Sing From?

When I ask singers, "where do you sing from?" I typically get 2 answers: The heart, and the diaphragm.

Both answers are right, but they're only partially correct.

TO FIND OUT WHY, CLICK ON MY VIDEO and see the full article on Dot's Singspiration blog!

Here's a hint... Singing is the sound of your soul!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Dots Thoughts on Amy Winehouse

Powerful vs. Empowered Singing

Part of why I take an emphasis on empowerment as a vocal coach is because of the short-lived careers of many artists who fall so quickly after they rise, or never even make it to the top, because they suffer the consequences of making choices that permanently damage the mind, soul and body.

To help you maximize YOUR VOICE as a gift of expression with clarity, good health, abundance and longevity, I've written an article on POWERFUL vs. EMPOWERED SINGING.

Amy Winehouse was another example of how an incredible voice and all the talent in the world alone does not guarantee personal fulfillment and self-empowerment... A powerful reminder of how important your Mind, Soul and VOICE are.

It's a tough world out there, and empowered singing can help!

Click to read Dot's latest article

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Vocal Power & Confidence: From the Car to the Stage!

Watch my video below for a Vocal Exercise to help you sound as great onstage as you do while singing in your car!

Read the full article for:

* Vocal Exercise: sing as great onstage as you do in the car!
* Tips for singing on the go
* Top 3 questions about singing in the car

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Dot Reviews New Show 'The Voice': Part 1

Photo © Andrew Evans / PR Photos

In my latest Review of "the Voice vs. American Idol," I look at this new show and what it really means for performers in the talent search industry. I explain how to make an impression using only your voice. And finally, I'll share exercises to access the secret behind every empowered voice!


• Learn The Empowered Singer's Secret

• 3 Empowering Exercises To Do While Watching 'The Voice'

How To Make A "Weakness" Work To Your Advantage

Click to read:


I hope you enjoy!


Dot Todman

Vocal Empowerment Coach

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Are You Auditioning for X-Factor, The Voice or American Idol?


Do you want to:
Create a powerful audition for yourself?
Feel confident in what youʼre singing about?
Learn how to release all attachment to outcome?

Need Tips?
How to prepare for the audition
How to practice for the audition
How to create a story and feeling for your performance
How to take others on a journey with you, while you sing

Have I met the requirements of the request? Example: 16 measures, 32 measures, etc., know if you need sheet music or accompanist, a cappella, etc.
Prepare at least 2 contrasting back up songs, just in case they ask you to sing something else.
If you're required to bring sheet music, tape it together and have it marked so an accompanist can easily play it.

Read the entire Pre-Audition Checklist: Dot's Guide to Auditioning with C.O.R.E. Vocal Power

WHILE WAITING: Learn how to stay in your "right brain" and become more powerful while you wait!
WHILE AUDITIONING: Have more presence and power. Look and feel more confident.

I'm looking forward to hearing about your latest audition experiences & victories! Write me and let me know what you think about my Guide to Auditioning with C.O.R.E. Vocal Power.


Dot Todman,
Hollywood Vocal Coach

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Integrative Vocal Tip

It's already almost through the first month of the New Year! How are
you doing with your resolutions? Just know that you have a whole
year to achieve them, and every day is the beginning of a new year.
Don't be too hard on yourselves. The way we treat ourselves
throughout our day has a direct impact on how we sing
! We
can take a look at how we conduct each day as we move towards
achieving our goals and resolutions. The following exercise will help
you feel empowered, so you're not just focused on "WHAT" to do in
a day, but "HOW" you do it. Remember, you get to choose this
experience, and it's the underlying feeling of your experience when
you sing, that people will feel.
Keep this in mind when you watch
shows like American Idol. You can learn a lot by watching the vocal
journey of others. This week, notice how the contestants treat themselves.



Thursday, January 6, 2011

Dot's C.O.R.E. Vocal Power Singers Debut Performanc Encore

Here is the latest from my C.O.R.E. Vocal Power® Singers!
On their debut performance at a Santa Monica
Residential Treatment Center, they received an encore! What a great
experience it was for all!