- Teaches students:
- Ages 7+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- May 2009
Whether you like Mozart or Carrie Underwood, good singing is good singing. The fundamentals I teach support healthy, sustainable vocal production that you can use in choir AND at karaoke night.
My teaching experience is considerable--I've addressed hundreds of high school students in choir coachings, led workshops at the Indiana Music Educators Conference, guided groups of children with disabilities through reading rhythm, and encouraged undergraduate music students through final performances. All of this has honed my ability to assist singers of all experience levels as they find joy through comfortable, beautiful vocal production.
Unlike many classically-trained singers (I have Master of Music from the University of Michigan), I consider myself a crossover artists and perform music of all genres, including pop, jazz, celtic, folk, and musical theater. I believe singers should be flexible, and I love teaching all kinds of music. As an active performer, I am well-versed in the emotional aspects of singing (including stage fright) and am happy to assist students through those challenges as well as the mechanics of the voice.
Whether you are considering a career in music or just want to brush up your shower singing, I'm game! To find out more about me and my teaching style, search for me on the TakeLessons blog, for which I've written extensively.
*** Lesson Details ***
30, 45, and 60-minute lessons available; 30-minute lessons recommended for children below the age of 14. Lessons begin with vocalization with specialized warm-ups targeting technique (proper breath control, vowel clarity, and relaxed singing), while the second half of lessons is spent on music. You may choose your own music or ask for suggestions.
Three items to bring to lessons:
A three-ring binder with loose leaf paper OR an electronic tablet for notes and music
*** Travel Equipment ***
A keyboard or piano must be available for in-home lessons. Students should also keep a lesson binder, notebook, or tablet for music and note-taking. Some music may have to be purchased, but I can supply some, especially in classical/musical theater genres.
*** Specialties ***
I specialize in classical singing, musical theater, jazz, and pop genres.
Educating college-level students in one-on-one voice lessons, in addition to teaching subjects such as song literature.
Performing a wide variety of genres all over the Midwest, in addition to educating students ages 4-adult in classrooms, summer programs, masterclasses, and private studios.
Elaina is incredibly talented yet she remains accessible to her students. If you’re looking for a patient teacher that can improve your singing, then you cannot do better than her.
Very helpful and informative.
Very professional, engaging and knowledgeable
I could repeat what the others have said, but there's no need. Others did a pretty good job explaining why. ^^
Elaina is a great teacher! She has a very strong understanding of proper singing and is capable of tailoring that knowledge to meet individual needs. I highly recommend her!
Great voice instructor for adult beginner. Elaina is careful and creative, and in a professional way.
Elaina has been a wonderful and effective and enthusiastic instructor for my daughter. My daughter has enjoyed every lesson. Elaina has been always on time for each lesson and communicated well with me. My daughter and I highly recommend Elaina.
Elaina has been a wonderful and effective and enthusiastic instructor for my daughter. My daughter has enjoyed every lesson. Elaina is always on time for each lesson and communicated well with me. My daughter and I highly recommend Elaina.
Elaina has been the perfect instructor for our 11-year-old daughter. She is young enough to relate to a pre-teen but mature enough to have many years under her belt of professional instruction. Our daughter has enjoyed working on the pop songs she likes to sing around the house, and as a mother I'm pleased that Elaina is teaching her the classic building blocks to mastering a healthy voice.
We highly recommend Elaina. She is professional, on time, organized, easy-going and fun.