Dorothy Smith

Dorothy S.

New York, NY
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Lesson Details



Dorothy delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
March 2006

I absolutely LOVE teaching. I leave every lesson with a new found excitement and often find that I'm learning as much as my students. I believe that the "process" is just important as the "product" when it comes to learning.

I recently graduated with my second masters degree from Teachers College, Columbia University in Music Education. I also hold a Master of Music and Bachelor of Music both in Vocal Performance. I also recently sang for the second time at Carnegie Hall - 9 months pregnant!

Curriculum will vary student to student. We will initially speak about goals, long-term and short-term, and what you hope to achieve. Based on this, I will tailor lesson plans to the needs of each student.

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Voice and Piano Teacher
Aug 2006 - Present
Private Studio


Master of Education in Music Education
May 2015 - May 2017
Teachers College at Columbia University
Master of Music - Vocal Performance
Aug 2009 - May 2011
James Madison University
Bachelor of Music - Vocal Performance
Aug 2004 - May 2009
West Virginia University


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency


New York State Music Teacher Certification
May 2017
Teachers College, Columbia University

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Edward R. Mar 6, 2014

Great Dedicated Instructor!

She first lets the student warm up and asks for short-term and long-term goals. From there develops a plan for the student to follow, that she feels will show the best results. She is always asking how comfortable one is whether with certain exercises, ranges, or songs and if the student is fine with her current curriculum or what the student prefers to work on first. You can tell she has a passion for music as we all do that are looking for lessons, and her goal is to help us accomplish what we want to with our voice to the best of our and her abilities. She also knows music theory really well and provides information, and she has a beautiful voice!

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