Vocal Coach / Vocalist / Songwriter
Elena Dana is a music educator specialising in jazz vocals, songwriter and a jazz vocalist. In 2007 Elena set up an Artist Development Programme Bird on the Birch (BoB), previously known as Music Live Promotions in London UK, to promote the work of new artists through open mics and cross-arts showcases. In 2014 the project has concentrated solely on vocal training programmes through a number of workshops, classes and private sessions to train vocalists of all levels and abilities. Read more about this project on a COACHING page.
Elena was awarded the Masters of Arts in Culture, Policy & Management from City, University of London, UK, 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.
Elena has promoted and coached over a hundred of songwriters, musicians and aspiring singers, has organised a large number of showcases, and set up three pop-up schools dedicated to vocal training in the UK. Elena is now working on creating an exclusive online vocal training content for the PATREON page, which is now available as an online portal for self-guided practice for aspiring and professional vocalists.
"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."