Aroha Dolby

Preparing to Video

General Notes

To arrive with a song ready to sing memorised and OutCast with good volume.  Next week lots of scales.

Do some intervals next time to match theory.  10/11 did 3rd and 5ths.  Not strong try some more next week.


C# below middle C to top C#.  When stamping to to Bb above top C

5 note scale and staccato half appegio


15 Sept Videoed.  Feeling a bit stressed but did a good job

The Two of Us

10/11 Very strong and funky.

Drivers Licence

15 Sept – Sung sweetly, piano smooth.  Previous time looked at Playing piano with more dynamics.  Bigger breaths before singing the loud passages.  Piano much smoother. Ran end of session today and Aroha stressed from school so didn’t look at dynamics.

27 Oct Piano stronger.

When She Loved Me

Likes the high notes and certain Motifs.


Little Things.  In an attempt to get to learning how to belt worked on anchoring.  This involved stamping and running on the spot which worked better.  The voice got fuller which was the desired result.  Need to apply this fullness to all singing.


I Know I’m not the only one – Sam Smith (unaccompanied)

I Dunno You Yet

Stay With Me – Sam Smith

July – with ukulele

27/10 Had no song

3/11 When She Loved Me

10/11 Put Your Records On – Sing the rest next session


Having classes with Donna Langford.


AROHA – Sound of White (2022)