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Elaina R.
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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Elaina has an amazing ear and knowledge of voice. She spots issues quick and has great homework for you. Thank you Elaina!

Posted Feb 22, 2021
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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 5, 2019
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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

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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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