- Teaches students:
- Ages 9+
- Teaching since:
- June 2006
Dana S. has been teaching private lessons since 2006. Dana is patient, compassionate and enthusiastic. She will work to develop your skills and inspire a passion for music. Dana has helped students audition for professional theatre, develop a love of music, learn to read music, increase their range, and develop a positive and confident self-image. Her day job is as the executive director of the Anderson Symphony Orchestra.
Dana S. holds a Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance from DePauw University and a Masters of Music in Vocal Performance from Washington University in St. Louis. She was the administrator director of Union Avenue Opera in St. Louis and is currently the Executive Director of the Anderson Symphony Orchestra. She has proctored auditions in New York City and adjudicated for ISSMA.
As a performer, Dana has performed a wide spectrum of productions from professional opera, ballet, and concert performances to community theatre.
Dana structures lessons into three components: vocal exercises and warm-ups, sight-reading, and repertoire.
Dana has completed certification to become an ISSMA certified adjudicator, ensuring high quality assessments for educationally evaluated student music performances.
She is very effective at what she does. Great teacher, my daughter really enjoys her.
Boosted my confidence in my vocal ranges. I actually feel like I dont sound as bad as I had thought before.
Dana was a fantastic & knowledgeable teacher with a beautiful voice!
Dana is an excellent and patient instructor. My daughter truly enjoys working with her.
Dana is very good with teaching kids, I was happy with how much my 10 year old learned at her first lesson.
I have improved a lot since I started my singing classes. Dana is very professional doing her job.
I start taking singing lesson with Dana from last may, she's kind and encouraging. In the first lesson I was always thinking of my pitch which goes really strange, and I was so scared of my own voice that for several times I could not sing properly. She encouraged me a lot and always helpful when it comes to technical difficulties. I learned a lot from her.+ Read More
I enrolled my grandson for his first piano lesson with Dana and was very pleased with her. She was so professional while at the same time really setting my 10 year old grandson at ease. He loved it and can't wait to return. Thank you Dana.
Dana does a great job explaining vocal methods/techniques. She is a pleasure to work with.
Ms. Dana taught my 8 year old daughter who loved her as a teacher. She was very professional, approachable, kind and great with her.
Outstanding value. This is high level, professional instruction. Dana has been able to get my daughter to places in a few short months that we didn't reach in years with other instructors. With four kids, I have paid for a lot of coaching and instruction over the years - with out question Dana is at the top.+ Read More
Dana is the best singing instructors around. She is very good with my granddaughter and has taught her a lot in the past few months. Dana is very understanding and encouraging. She is absolutely loved by my granddaughter and my granddaughter just loves her lessons with Dana. Dana is just a super person, with a lot of talent she passes on to her students.+ Read More
Dana is a great voice teacher. She has an extensive knowledge of music and vocal technique and has helped me improve greatly. She's very patient and has alot of experience in her field. I really recommend taking lessons with her you wont regret it!