Dolores Scott Music Studio

I waved goodbye and actually had to wipe my eyes as I left because I was overcome with emotion at your performance of, 'Chi il bel sogno di Doretta'.

My mother was also endowed with a magnificent voice and when I heard you sing, I got chills up and down my spine. When mothers were singing lullabys to their children at bedtime, my brothers and I were serenaded with arias.  She studied with Lily Pons and a few others and even sang professionally for a time. When she stepped down to have a family, we were her audience, and how fortunate we were for that experience.

I lost my mother on the 14th of July, in 2004 and whenever I hear certain arias, I fall apart.  This evening was one of those times.

You have a magnificent voice. The texture and tone of it is hauntingly wonderful! Seeing  you ever so slightly lift your chin to allow a clear air passage from your diaphragm to be ready for the beautiful 'Ah! mio sogno! Ah! mia vita!' (which you sang without taking a breath between those lines, Brava!) reminded me so much of my mother. But this was you and I was honoured to have sat in the same room as you and to have heard those very sounds emanating from you.  

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

     A patron at Oceans 999 at the Pan Pacific Opera Buffet, about Dolores Scott



"You are the best music teacher ever..."

"Thank you so much for coming through for me in a clutch at such short notice.  I appreciate it so much.   You are the" BEST MUSIC TEACHER EVER"  thank you! THANK YOU! ! ! ! "

Diana Young, age 14, after receiving university scholarships


" I really enjoyed the Masterclass."

"Dolores Scott is a great singer and so encouraging and worked so well with everyone and she was very helpful with my voice (the breathing in as you come down on a high note I found very helpful as well as all the good things she had to say re - my breath support and my German pronunciation). My nerves still continue to bother me with starting a piece and she did work some with me on the first few bars. It used to take me half the song to get control but this time, it was only those first few bars. It was terrific to hear Barbara sing and all the others. A great enjoyment and a learning experience. There is always a new or different way to look at music and vocal production.Thank you so much for encouraging me to join in on the Masterclass."

Shirley Miller, chorus member, Young People's Opera Society of BC


"She is particularly gifted at working with youth and children."

"Dolores Scott is an accomplished opera singer that has toured worldwide. She continues to sing with the Vancouver Chamber Choir and teaches voice and piano as well as directing choirs. She has recently come on board to direct the Young People's Opera Society of BC. She is particularly gifted at working with youth and children."

Lisa Teskey

Former President of the Board of Directors of Young Peole's Opera Society of British Columbia and parent and student

 

"She has given me professional confidence and poise..."

"I have been a student of Dolores Scott for four years.  She has given me professional confidence and poise that I apply to my performances.  During my very first lesson, Dolores was able to detect some faults in my singing and immediately constructed a lesson plan to improve my skills.  She always has the perfect technique for allowing a better quality of sound to intensify my voice."

Caroline Dearden, age 19

 

"...she has vastly improved the strength, tone and range of my voice."

"I have been a student of Dolores for four years. Through her teaching techniques, she has vastly improved the strength, tone and range of my voice. Her teaching repertoire and style enables continuous growth. In addition to improving my vocal performance, she has helped me immensely with audition preparation. My time with Dolores has made me a more confident performer. My lessons with Dolores are always educational, useful and fun."

 Nikki Dindo, soprano

 

“I appreciate her interest and support of both myself and my children.”

"My children have attended lessons with Dolores for over three years, each for their own individual reasons. During this time, I have seen impressive improvement that I did not observe in my daughter’s other lessons. Dolores does master classes on an individual level which bring my children’s voices to a natural and easy state. During festival her support has been exceptional. I appreciate her interest and support of both myself and my children. Also, I appreciate watching Dolores work and perform with her youngest students. She is always pleasant and patient with all her students. I’ve observed her helping a student with a piano key, or joining in on a line in the song to allow a child to continue their performance. She ensures that her students find success and accomplishment when they perform. Dolores has a natural ability to step in when she’s needed, so that all of the children’s performances run smoothly."

Kim Rogan, parent

 

 

 

 

 

 

"I have been a student of Dolores for four years. Through her teaching techniques, she has vastly improved the strength, tone and range of my voice. Her teaching repertoire and style enables continuous growth. In addition to improving my vocal performance, she has helped me immensely with audition preparation. My time with Dolores has made me a more confident performer. My lessons with Dolores are always educational, useful and fun."

 

 

  - Nikki Dindo, Soprano

 

"She has given me professional confidence and poise..."

 

"I have been a student of Dolores Scott for four years. She has given me professional confidence and poise that I apply to my performances. During my very first lesson, Dolores was able to detect some faults in my singing and immediately constructed a lesson plan to improve my skills. She always has the perfect technique for allowing a better quality of sound to intensify in my voice."

 

 

- Caroline Dearden, 19 Soprano.

"She has given me professional confidence and poise..."

 

"I have been a student of Dolores Scott for four years. She has given me professional confidence and poise that I apply to my performances. During my very first lesson, Dolores was able to detect some faults in my singing and immediately constructed a lesson plan to improve my skills. She always has the perfect technique for allowing a better quality of sound to intensify in my voice."

 

 

- Caroline Dearden, 19 Soprano.

"She has given me professional confidence and poise..."

 

"I have been a student of Dolores Scott for four years. She has given me professional confidence and poise that I apply to my performances. During my very first lesson, Dolores was able to detect some faults in my singing and immediately constructed a lesson plan to improve my skills. She always has the perfect technique for allowing a better quality of sound to intensify in my voice."

 

 

- Caroline Dearden, 19 Soprano.

"She has given me professional confidence and poise...

 

"I have been a student of Dolores Scott for four years. She has given me professional confidence and poise that I apply to my performances. During my very first lesson, Dolores was able to detect some faults in my singing and immediately constructed a lesson plan to improve my skills. She always has the perfect technique for allowing a better quality of sound to intensify in my voice."

 

 

- Caroline Dearden, 19 Soprano.