The X Factor Exclusive Showcase in Edinburgh

Hey hey singing birds!

We are happy to present an X factor exclusive Showcase for the students coached by Elena Dana on Valentines Day in Edinburgh 2pm at the Argyle and Cellar music venue.

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For more information follow this link here and leave us your response. Best of luck singing birds! ❤

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THIRD ROUND OF POP-UP SCHOOL dedicated to JAZZ IN EDINBURGH

 

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It’s been an absolute pleasure to teach a series of Masterclasses dedicated to Jazz, Blues, Ballads, Romani & Balkan genres, with acclaimed songwriters, musicians and performers such as Norma Jean Martine, Adam Bridges, Allegra Shock, Meg Cavanaugh and Dunja Botic at the legendary Premises Studios, London, UK, during winter & spring 2016 & 2017. 

The 3rd wave of school is now on during Summer 2018, in Scotland, Edinburgh!

And just as promised, this time we are launching series of Singing Classes  on a weekly basis in MAY! We’ll also dropping in a FREE taster for you to see what it’s like, and if you would like to learn more, there are drop-in sessions in May, and more classes and courses are coming up in June, July & August with gigs every Tuesday in Brig Below for students to showcase their work!

Each May drop-in class will introduce a new jazz standard song as an exercise, relevant vocal techniques and a jazz improv exercises. This series of classes are not run as a course, yet more classes you visit, more songs you will learn!

To mark the first time of these classes run in Edinburgh, we are also introducing a special promotional price! There are only 10 places per class however, and to secure your slot you can book in advance here. Alternatively email me at any time to book your slot or if you have any questions.

Like our new Facebook Page where we are regularly publish information about new classes and showcases in Edinburgh.

I look forward to seeing you soon!

Much luv

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Move to Edinburgh!

Hello everyone, I have exciting news! After spending over two decades in London, I finally moved out and the road brought me all the way up north, to the creative capital of Scotland, Edinburgh. It’s lovely and cosy here and I may stay here for a year, because why not.

And if you are around, I am organising my first event here with couple of local artists, at the Mo Beans cosy coffee shop, to celebrate Easter on bank holiday Monday, and it would be great to see you!

Follow this link to RSVP 

Where: Mo Beans, 57 Easter Road, Edinburgh EH7 5PL

Date: Mon 2 April 2018

Time: 3-6pm

Look forward to seeing you!

much luv

Elena x

Romani Gypsy & Balkan Folk Vocal Training Masterclass

Sunday 26 MARCH 2017 2.30-6.30pm Premises Studios

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We had a wonderful time at the Ballads Vocal Masterclass last month, with lots of positive energy and great feedback! See the VIDEO from this class here.

In the light of this, we are bringing our next Masterclass to the Premises Studios, dedicated to the Gypsy & Balkan vocal techniques, inspired purely by traditional Romani gypsy singing and Balkan folk.

We are excited to announce that on this occasion we will be joined by a wonderful singer from Don Kipper Band Dunja who will teach us a couple of songs from her beautiful repertoire and spill the bins about the magic of vocals.

Please join us for this event and register your place in advance here. 

Much love

Elena

Ballads Vocal Training Masterclass

Sun 29 Jan 2017 2.30pm Premises Studios

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Inspired by the ballads of Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits we are excited to bring you a new Masterclass dedicated to Ballads.

Run from the Award-winning Premises Studios in Hackney with celebrated visiting tutor Allegra Shock,  regular vocal coach Elena Dana and guests, the class is going to explore most popular Vocal techniques and work with your favourite ballads for 4 academic hours in a row.

From the last two sessions we had, we received wonderful feedback, and comments from our singers, that 3 hours we originally had, were not enough! Due to this demand, we now have extended our class to 4 hours, which we are sure going to run really quickly too! After the class, we will proceed to the local pub too for more networking opportunities, further discussion about artist development and simply for fun!  🙂

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday 27th January 2017 at 2pm at the Premises Cafe for registration and the class will be run from the Studio 3 from 2.30pm.

Class programme 

2pm – Registration in a Premises Cafe
2.30pm – Studio 3 1st floor: Vocal Training with emphasis on vocal pitch & control
3.30pm – Vocal Stylistics, Belting & Compression techniques
4.30pm – Even sound & Articulation techniques
5.30pm – All of above techniques in practice
6.30pm – Networking hang out in a local pub!

Register your place here. Only 10 places per class.

Have a lovely Holiday everyone and we’ll see you in 2017!

Blues Vocal Training Masterclass

Sun 27th Nov 2016 at the Premises Studios

Thank you so much to all lovely singing birds! What a great session we had! Lovely crowd,  beautiful souls and brilliant visiting teachers! This is what we’ve been told about the class so far..

“Thank you for a great workshop. Really well presented and lots of fun! Am inspired to write the blues now”

“Thank you so much for a wonderful session! Well structured, informative and inspirational!”

“I enjoyed the workshop a lot, good teaching and good vibes in general.”

“Thank for the session, it was soooooo good to sing again without fears of neighbours.  And singing blues especially!”

Next class is Ballads Vocal Training Session on Sun 29 Jan 2017 at the Premises Studios and we look forward to seeing you all very soon!!

Much love, Elena & Adam

Register your place here