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About this pro

I have a great love for music and would like to pass that along to my students. I teach ages six and above on Piano and junior high level to adult for voice. I will teach voice to younger students if they agree to learn the piano as well. 

I began my musical training at age five in Montreal, Quebec where I grew up and studied piano. I attended the University of Colorado and obtained a double major in vocal and bassoon performance. Upon graduating I was hired by the Portland Opera as a company singer and worked there for three years before returning to the University of Oregon to pursue my Masters in Voice Performance. I later was hired by the Seattle Opera as a company singer and attended the University of Washington again as a graduate student in Voice Performance. I've performed often in operas and concerts around the Portland and Seattle area. 

Awards include: Outstanding freshman award, University of Colorado. NATS winner, Masters level. Graduate teaching fellow, University of Oregon. Member Pi Kappy Lambda, honorary music society. 

Please find me on LinkedIn under my name or Facebook under dorothybauerpianovoice or at my website under for more info. 


I have a great love for music and enjoy both teaching and performing. I like to bring the gift of music to others.

I hear from adults again and again how they wish they would have taken music lessons as a child or continued their music lessons. 

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Vancouver, WA 98660
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7 Reviews


  • Bridget H.

    Very friendly and helpful. Thank you so much!

  • Marv Diebert

    Very professional

  • Judith A Wyatt

    Great teacher. Patient and kind.

  • Richard R

    Seems a good fit for me. She has already advanced my playing in just 3 lessons. Nice style and manner.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I like to get a feel for each students interest and level and tailor the lessons to their individual needs. Each student progresses differently. I do have a great love for classical music and like to teach it both on piano and voice, so I do try to encourage students in that direction if there is an interest there. 

For Piano I like to use the Russian school of Piano music. It progresses at a faster rate and doesn't get bogged down with sticking to one hand position from early on. 

For voice it really depends on what style of music the student is interested in. I always stress the importance of proper breathing as that is universal for all singing. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have a Bachelor's in voice and basson performance. 

I have one year Masters in voice performance both at the University of Oregon and the University of Washington. 

I did the Royal Conservatory exams in piano as a child. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$25/lesson ($50/hour)