Elaina Robbins

Elaina R.

Fort Wayne, IN
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have taught students ranging from children to mature adults, with varying degrees of expertise.

About Elaina R.

Learn to sing comfortably and beautifully in choir AND at karaoke night! I teach voice at the the Purdue School of Music in Fort Wayne and sing professionally throughout the Midwest. I have considerable experience teaching students of all ages, and I love helping singers of all experience levels find joy through singing.

I have Master of Music from the University of Michigan, and I consider myself a crossover artist. Singing music of all genres, including pop, jazz, Celtic, folk, and musical theater, has given me respect and appreciation for music of all kinds. As an active performer, I understand many aspects of singing (including stage fright) and am happy to assist my 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
A pencil
Water

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in classical singing, musical theater, jazz, and pop genres.

*** Coronavirus Update***

Unfortunately, COVID-19 appears to be particularly propelled by singing (up to 25 feet according to some sources). Therefore, I am suspending in-person lessons for the time being in favor of online lessons. Please let me know if you have any questions about this. To successfully attend online lessons, you'll need the following:

- A quiet space
- A good WiFi signal
- A device with a decent camera (such as a smartphone or computer)
- A device other than the one you're using for the video call on which to play accompaniment tracks
- A keyboard

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She is quick at noticing your problem areas and tackling them right away, she is upfront and honest. I appreciate her approach to teaching and feel confident she will get me where I'd like to be!

Posted May 4, 2019
Pierre L.
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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.

Posted Jul 27, 2015
Charles B.
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Very helpful and informative.

Posted Jul 6, 2015
Gabby J.
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Very professional, engaging and knowledgeable

Posted Jun 25, 2015
Sinan G.
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I could repeat what the others have said, but there's no need. Others did a pretty good job explaining why. ^^

Posted Mar 31, 2015
Keith F.
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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!

Posted Dec 2, 2014
Yumeng L.
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Great voice instructor for adult beginner. Elaina is careful and creative, and in a professional way.

Posted Oct 29, 2014
Hanshi S.
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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.

Posted Jul 14, 2014
Hanshi S.

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.

Posted Jul 14, 2014
Elin W.
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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.

Posted Jun 23, 2014

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Experience

Associate Professor of Voice
Aug 2018 - Present

Purdue School of Music

Educating college-level students in one-on-one voice lessons, in addition to teaching subjects such as song literature.

Freelance Voice Teacher
Sep 2010 - Present

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Principal Vocal Artist
Sep 2015 - Dec 2018

Heartland Sings

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.

Education

Master of Music in Voice Performance
Sep 2013 - May 2015

University of Michigan

Bachelor of Music in Vocal Arts
Aug 2007 - May 2011

University of Southern California

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

German

Limited Proficiency

Italian

Limited Proficiency

Japanese

Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Intermediate Italian Certification
Oct 2011

Scuola Leonardo da Vinci

Awards

USC Presidential Scholar
Sep 2007

University of Southern California

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