Vocal Coaching
Bringing new rhythm to the local community

POP-UP SCHOOL of VOCALS


Pop-up school of vocals is Elena Dana's initiative to encourage professional vocalists, songwriters and musicians to share their knowledge on music & performance with local communities.

The school offers drop-in singing workshops, masterclasses, courses, exclusive showcases and welcomes people of all ages and abilities. 


Our Story

The first pop-up school was set up in 2014 in the London borough of Tower Hamlets, as a result of Elena's teaching training as a music educator at the British academy of New Music. The school was a weekly, four months long venture, and featured the founder of She choir, Ellie Estbrook. Years on and those who took part are very fond of the project and always ask for more!

Hence, the second school was run as a result of a high demand, albeit a year and a half later, and introduced a series of Masterclasses dedicated to Jazz, Blues, Ballads, Romani & Balkan genres. With acclaimed songwriters, musicians and performers Norma Jean Martine, Adam Bridges, Allegra Shock, Meg Cavanaugh and Dunja Botic, the school was held at the legendary Premises Studios, London, UK, during the winter & spring of 2016 & 2017.

The 3rd school was held on during the summer of 2018, in Scotland, across the city of Edinburgh, featuring acclaimed jazz singer Lorna Reid, vocal coach Nicholas Franck, and a musician & a lead vocalist from a swing band Radio Pachuco, Sophie Finslayson. Our last showcase, to mark the end of this project, was held on Tuesday 18th Sep 2018


*Special Offer* 


To keep the local singing community flourishing, Elena has introduced Private Tuition Bundles *Special Offer* for individuals and groups with the Showcase of Singing Talent included in the price. To register your interest and for more information click here.

Previous classes during summer 2018:

Vocal Coaching

Vocal coaching sessions provide a bespoke training programme, which is designed around each student's singing goals and aspirations, and are available online and in person. 

Every session covers essential singing techniques through carefully chosen vocal exercises and singing material.

A bundle of lessons are recommended to achieve the student's desired aim, as they include a theoretical follow-up, an audio recording of each session, an exclusive vocal training video file for systematic training, and online resources.

The aim of these sessions is to keep your voice in a healthy condition while developing your singing ability to its full potential!

Read testimonials to see what students say about vocal coaching sessions with Elena below.

Prices

Taster session one-to-one (half hour) £20* 
1 one-to-one session (one hour) £40*
5 one-to-one sessions (one hour x 5) £175*
10 one-to-one sessions (one hour x 10) £300*
Group Classes of two (one hour) £20pp*
Classes

*All sessions are of advance purchase only, non-refundable & operate on 48 hrs cancellation policy 

Register your interest by contacting Elena

Testimonials

Suzanne, Folk singer, London

"Wow, what can I say, Elena is a vocal guru! I have sung for many years but no-one has ever explained to me so clearly the importance of regular vocal exercise and now I truly get it! My voice became much stronger and brighter just after a few sessions! Love it, can't wait for the next one!"

Sophie, Musician, Edinburgh

I really enjoyed Elena's jazz singing course. She explains things really clearly and gives great training exercises which you can practice at home. There is absolutely something to be learned for singers of all ages and abilities.

Jeremy, Guitarist, London

"Elena's singing classes have really helped build my confidence as a singer. They are well structured, enjoyable and full of useful tips and excercises. Each class looks at a different aspect of singing technique, and is followed up with a summary of the lesson and ideas for further practice. Highly recommended!"

Dalia, Graphic Designer, London

"I have attended a few group and private singing lessons with Elena. It was a lot of fun and engaging, she is very encouraging, passionate and caring! Great way to start singing or just practice."

Shaun, Scottish Gas, Edinburgh

Elena is fantastic. Went into the lesson feeling very nervous and unsure if I could sing at all, but Elena changed that for me instantly. She immediately made me feel very comfortable and made me see immediate results as well. Would highly recommend taking lessons with her, as she is lovely and you will hear results almost instantly.

Credentials

Over the last five years Elena has coached dozens of professional and aspiring singers through individually run sessions, workshops and classes around the UK. Working for others, Elena conducted vocal coaching sessions for students of the British Academy of New Music in London, where Elena was trained as a Music Educator; facilitated vocal training workshops for international producer Dash Arts at the Latitude Festival, Dacha Festival at Rich Mix London & Midsummer Festival, as well as for the Arts Council Johnston Sheard's Kunstraum project; and has taught singing classes at performing arts schools around London, such as Bodens, Theatretrain, Make Believe, Spotlight, Stagecoach and Razzamataz.

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