The first lesson is always a trial lesson.
If for any reason you are not happy we will fully refund any pending charges or help you find a new teacher. Your choice!
My teaching experience includes working with students of all ages, as a private voice instructor, choral director, master teacher and clinician. My students, who range from beginners to young professional singers, have won prizes in local festivals and competitions and achieved success in RCM and Canada Conservatory Exams. I am enormously proud of their achievements and steady progress.
Perhaps what has struck me the most in my years as a voice teacher is how different each student is from the other. I strive always to listen carefully and to be sensitive to different communication styles so that I can be as flexible as possible in my teaching. I believe that I have been fortunate in my formation to have had three principal teachers, each with a very distinct approach to voice training: one took a very technical approach, one relied mainly on sensation and imagery, and the third focused largely on issues of interpretation. Since I have found in my own teaching that a mixture of these three methods is normally the most effective approach, I feel lucky to have a wealth of ideas to draw on.
Doctor of Music, Université de Montréal
Master of Music, McGill University
Bachelor of Music, University of British Columbia
Praised for her “very personal creative power” (Badener Zeitung), Canadian soprano Dorothea Hayley has been a soloist with the Vancouver Symphony, the Bourgas Symphony and Capriccio Basel, and has appeared in recital in Europe, Asia and North and South America. She has performed in festivals such as the Happening Festival, Gulangyu Piano Festival, Performer’s Voice Symposium, New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival and the Atempo Festival of Caracas, and with organizations like the SMCQ, Chants Libres, CIRMMT, Codes d’accès, Vancouver New Music, the Little Chamber Music Series That Could and the Land’s End Ensemble. Dorothea recently completed an artist residency at the Banff Centre, and was a Visiting Artist at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music.
Dory is the co-artistic director of the Blueridge Chamber Music Festival, which takes place each summer in North Vancouver and recently celebrated its fifth anniversary season. Faculty on call at Kwantlen University and Douglas College, she teaches at Vancouver Community College and maintains a private voice studio.
Dory pursued vocal studies at McGill University, the University of British Columbia, and the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien, and has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Koerner Foundation, the Social Sciences and Research Council of Canada and the Conseil des arts et des letters du Québec. She holds a Doctor of Music degree from Université de Montréal.
Minimum age accepted: 12
After trial lesson, minimum lesson package length is 4.