Vocal Coach / Vocalist / Songwriter
Elena Dana is a vocal coach, vocalist and songwriter, who is currently based in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Elena teaches the craft of vocal technique based on the Seth Riggs' speech method and runs a bespoke Artist Development Programme Bird on the Birch (BoB), which produces creative events, vocal training workshops and classes for the vocalists of all levels and abilities.
Elena was awarded the Masters of Arts in Culture, Policy & Management from City, University of London followed by studies at the British Academy of New Music as a Music Educator. Prior to that Elena was trained at the Kiev School of Performing Arts as a vocalist and an actor.
Working relentlessly with the UK based musicians and promoters of the World Music, Elena has put together a vibrant music programme on demand for corporate functions and cultural events, from the repertoires of Jazz standards, Russian Gypsy & Romance. Over the last ten years Dana has promoted and coached hundreds of songwriters, musicians and aspiring singers, has organised a number of music and art events, and set up three pop-up schools of vocals in London and Edinburgh, UK. Concentrating solely on teaching Jazz Vocals is Elena's current endeavour and you can read more about it here.
"I was charmed when I first heard your music Elena, your songs are beautiful and characteristic, and seeing you perform them is an experience! Best of luck, hope to see more of you!!"
"Super talented lady. Open minded, showing her personality thru her creation. Her songs are like a light breeze. They impress and inspire."
Bonnie PR, Edinburgh
"Elena is a brilliant teacher - kind, patient and thoughtful, and really pays attention to your voice and the things you need to work on. She gives excellent homework, too - my voice has developed so much in just five sessions! Plus I actually understand what I'm doing now, and what pitfalls I need to watch out for. Can't recommend enough."