About Elena Dana
Music Educator / Songwriter/ Cultural Manager
Elena Dana is a professional music educator, songwriter and cultural manager
Educated to a Masters Degree, Elena has been trained as a Music Educator at the British Academy of New Music, as a performing artist at the Kiev Stage School and as a Cultural Manager at the City University, London.
Travelling around the world and meeting many inspirational people along the way, Elena has acquired much influence from the world music genre. She has generously shared heart-felt lyrical compositions in her singing performances while touring around the UK, USA, South America, India and Europe between 2007-2017. Blending the jazz and gypsy music genres together, Elena has introduced a cinematic sound to her original songs, while interpreting jazz standards in an elegant forties style.
Over the last twelve years, Elena has promoted and coached over a hundred songwriters, musicians and aspiring singers while organising regular events to showcase their talent, and set up four pop-up schools dedicated to vocal training.
In 2014 Elena set up a local community orientated Pop Up School of Vocals project in aid of opening access to an adult learner of all levels and abilities. The school has featured a number of professionals, from different performing arts disciplines, who have kindly shared their experiences on the subject. From January 2020 Elena is running her fourth Pop Up School of Vocals dedicated to Jazz singing in The Hague. Sign up for news and classes here.
From September 2019 Elena‘s vocal training project is also documented and shared in a video format on Patreon for continuous self-guided training.
"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."