Elena Diaz-Acosta

Elena D.

Bayside, NY
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found throughout my 25+ years of teaching that learning to sing is much deeper than just singing. It is also learning confidence, how to become an artist how to develop and how to break through emotional blocks that we have all put on ourselves. It is a great way for children, teens, and adults to become stronger, happier, and more confident individuals not only in singing, but in their life. I have seen this confidence blossom over and over especially with my students.

About Elena D.

Hello, I'm Elena! I started my musical studies at age 4, singing with the "New York City Opera Children Chorus". I have studied at Manhattan School of Music, Hunter College and Queens College of the City University of New York and the Bejar Conservatory in Salamanca, Spain. I have performed in Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall and throughout Europe as a soloist. I have played Mimi in La Boheme, High Priestess in Aida, Ines in Il Trovatore, in addition to singing other operas including Othello, Carmen, Mephistopheles, The Magic Flute, L'Italiana in Algeri, Le Nozze di Figaro. I have participated in the Master Classes of Alfredo Kraus and Monserrat Caballé and David Jones. I currently study under the vocal direction of David Jones who is the foremost voice teacher pedagogue. I have also directed summer performing arts programs and high school and college preparation workshops throughout the New York and New Jersey areas.


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24 Reviews
Nino F.
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I was scared my son would not like to meditate or find it boring but he can not wait to go back next week! She really was so wonderful with him. Thank you so much

Posted Nov 5, 2019
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It was a great experience

Posted Oct 23, 2018
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I have been literally to 4 youtube teachers and though I have nothing bad to say about any of them, i know that I need a long term teacher that I can see myself growing with as a singer. Our personalities just meshed. She knows how to make one feel comfortable. She is very encouraging to students with zero self confidence like me. I think I have found the teacher I’ve been looking for in Elena! i’m excited to see what she can do to transform my voice. Her resume as well as her reviews( students spoke highly of her character) are what stood out for me out of thousands of teachers online! It is also important that I love to listen to my teacher’s voice and i love her voice😊

Posted May 2, 2018
Deborah V.
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Elena was great! She helped me start new ways to sing. I have sung for years, but these news ideas had immediate results!😊

Posted Apr 5, 2018
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My daughter is very shy but felt very comfortable.

Posted Nov 13, 2017
Bradley R.
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Wow! She was so in synch with my son’s style & helping him pick a song & her exercises really helped him get a nice strong sound.

Posted Oct 6, 2017
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My son enjoyed very much the singing lesson! He is already looking forward for the next lesson.

Posted Jun 11, 2017
Maria T.
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Elena was patience with my daughter and willing to work with her to accommodate Her needs acting and musical inner theater talents

Posted Dec 4, 2016
Anne Marie E.
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Elena is a very warm and inviting teacher, she has the depth of knowledge in an array of different styles of music. Her own voice is remarkably powerful and beautiful.

Posted Jul 22, 2016

I absolutely love going to my lessons. They are enjoyable and really help me to progress. All I have to do is ask and she will help me with anything I need. I couldn't imagine a better coach than Elena

Posted Mar 7, 2016
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Elena is a wonderful instructor. She is very knowledgable and made me feel very comfortable while taking lessons. She customized her training to my needs.

Posted Feb 24, 2016
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Elena D. is a talented teacher and singer. She brings experience from many years of training and performing to each lesson. This is her calling and she makes each lesson a joy as I continue to learn more about music and how to take my voice from ok to wonderful. After each lesson, I walk out excited about something new I learned that I can practice and use. She instinctively knows where I am and where I need to go to get to the next level. She is patient and encouraging. If you want to be your best, Elana will help you get there.

Posted Feb 2, 2016

Elena is a wonderful vocal instructor. She is very patient with young children and teaches them in a way that is fun. She understands how to tap into their creativity and imagination while teaching them vocal techniques. I highly recommend her!

Posted Jan 25, 2016
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Elena Díaz-Acosta, great teacher and great person

Posted Jan 22, 2016
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This instructor completely transformed my voice from mediocre to pro. She found ways to bring out the best of my voice while building my self confidence! I went from a non-singer to lead singer with two studio albums.

Very much recommended.

Posted Jan 21, 2016
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I can honestly say she's one of the best vocal instructors out there. In my personal experience I have never encountered the most amazing teacher in my life. She's the reason why I truly do not give up on singing, in addition to her encouragements to strive for more then my personal best. She knows how to teach vocal techniques and is far more specialized then any person to help achieve the best results.Through many personal lessons and workshops my voice started to improve tremendously. She had many professional experiences of her own, along with getting her students to the best places. For the younger students, her rate on getting in to the performing schools are extremely high. Once you are in she will be able to help with many things school related such as exams and etc. For the older students she can definitely help with preparation for college auditions. Elena even provides competing and outside performances to experience what it is like to perform in front of others.hat means no more stage fright. For those who just love to sing or are interested in singing this is the place to go. You'll have a lot of fun and make all your friends go crazy over you perfectly shaped voice. Overall, she has the best preparation and experience and helps you become the singer you always want to be. This is the teacher to go to.

Posted Jan 21, 2016
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Elena Diaz-Acosta is one of the greatest teachers I ever met. She is also a great person! I am training to be an accompanist as well as church musician under her instruction. Her instruction provides a warm and welcoming environment and will also make students into better singers with voice and acting techniques. She encourages students to make the best of their voices by having them sing the repertoire that is meant to bring out the students voices. wonderful person and teacher!

Posted Jan 21, 2016
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I started lessons with Elena the summer before high school. The school that I go to incorporates classical singing into a major part of the curriculum, and Elena has help me to improve tremendously. I have now been working with her for three years, and I am always excited to learn in such a warm and supportive environment. Not only is Elena a phenomenal singer herself, she is simply an amazing teacher. I highly recommend her!!!

Posted Jan 21, 2016
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My daughter has been taking vocal lessons with Elena since she was 4 years old. Elena is professional, talented, smart and so much fun. She has prepped my daughter for Broadway auditions and a for performing arts school in the city. Her expertise and training have brought my daughter to be confident at her auditions. I highly recommend Elena for vocal and musical theatre.

Posted Jan 21, 2016
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Elena is amazing - she's very knowledgeable, professional, super fun and incredibly kind! My 5-year-old adores her and literally runs to her weekly lessons....

Posted Jan 21, 2016
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Elaina has amagical voice and soul. I observe her teaching for years and putting a show productions. And experience always was amaizing.

Posted Jan 21, 2016
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Great Teacher highly Recommended my voice has greatly improved from taking her series of classes, and she is a great teacher who explains clearly and is very supportive. she is attentive. I also started my son on voice lessons, and Chris is great with kids as she has been teaching children for years. My son has been singing with the school band for a few years, but private lessons have given him more confidence and added to his joy of music.

Posted Jan 21, 2016
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I've been taking voice lessons with Elena and she is amazing! Lessons are fun and she explains things so well. Her technique has made me sing so much better. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a voice teacher. My niece has started with her also and she looks forward to lessons every week.

Posted Jan 21, 2016
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Elena Diaz is a well-studied voice teacher with a natural gift for challenging students young and old to achieve their musical dreams. She has taught my children with patience and charm. I highly recommend her.

Posted Jan 21, 2016

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Mar 2005 - Present

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Feb 2005 - Oct 2014

Cadenza Music School

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Music Teacher
Sep 2005 - Jun 2008

St Kevin's Roman Catholic School

Many Broadway Show and Musical Theater excepts with staging,acting, costumes and ensembles.

Voice Faculty
Sep 2004 - Jul 2006

Performing Arts Conservatory

Voice Faculty
Mar 2003 - May 2005

Cem Conservatorio de Musica


BM in Music
Sep 1997 - May 2004

Hunter College and Manhattan School of Music

Music degree
Feb 2002 - Feb 2003

Bejar Conservatorio de Musica,Salamanca Spain



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Professional Proficiency


Professional Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Montserrat Caballe International Master Class Paticipant
May 2003

Monserrat Cablle

Alfredo Kraus Scholarship Winner
Jul 1998



New York State Music Teachers Association
Mar 2007
NYSMTA is dedicated to furthering the art of music and promoting the growth and professional development of its members. It seeks to enhance the educational and performance expertise in all areas of music teaching, including performance, pedagogy, theory, and composition. In addition to the Annual Conference, Local Associations throughout the state sponsor musical and educational events of specific interest to those in their communities.

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