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Modern Approach to Songwriting, Singing, and Piano

Let's have a modern fun approach to singing/songwriting/piano! Hi, I'm Elena, and am a Pop Singer/Songwriter and have written for many other artists with songs that landed on the Billboard Dance Club Charts.

I'm a graduate of Berklee College of Music where I studied piano performance, songwriting, and music business. I love helping people find their creativity, teaching in a way that is FUN and applies to the student's goals, and also showing people how to practice efficiently!

My lessons can include:
-Singing (beginners, intermediate, singing to learn your own songs, singing to find your own voice)
- Songwriting (learning to write your own radio hit or alternative songs, maybe you've always had lyrics or melodies but want to know how to progress them? Or for intermediate songwriters, let's edit and strengthen your current songs and take them to the next level)
- Piano (Classical/Pop) - All levels, perhaps you want to efficiently train for an exam, or learn basic chords for your songs, start from scratch, or master your favorite classical or pop piece of music!
- Music technology, Basic Production, music industry mentorship, and theory classes!

Whether you're preparing for an exam or wanting to learn, improve, and discover music, we can tailor classes exactly to your interests and needs.

Songwriting, Piano, Music Technology, Pro-tools, Logic, Classical Piano, Beginning Piano, Intermediate piano, Advanced piano, Pop Music, Pop Singing, Pop Songwriting, Indie Songwriting, Singing-songwriting, Music Theory, Classical Theory

Location

At student's location: Around London, United Kingdom
Online via webcam

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General info

Skills:
Age:
Preschool children (4-6 years old)
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Duration:
60 minutes
The class is taught in:English

About Me

A modern fun approach to singing, songwriting, and piano. I'm Elena; a current pop Singer/Songwriter and recording artist. I've landed on multiple New Music Friday Playlists and Billboard Dance Club Charts, reached #2 on Canada Radio in 2021 with my single "Build a Ship", and received radio play worldwide. Besides my own artistry, my passion for coaching others to find their authentic voice has me working between New York, London, and LA. I'm currently based in London and do in-person lessons here, but travel every few weeks and offer remote classes during those times.

We will get along if you're looking for a teacher to hold customized space for you to find your own voice and create authentic music. I work with songwriting students (all ages) and teach music THROUGH the student's writing and passion. Students learn and internalize information rapidly when it's taught via songs and genres they're excited about, so I craft the curriculum to each student's interests.

Specialties:
Singers who don't feel like good singers. I grew up thinking I had a terrible voice, always felt strained when I sang, and no vocal coaching changed anything. I finally discovered Somatic Voicework which focuses on vocal science and physical awareness, and it brought out my powerful voice, a nice tone, and the ability to sing in ways I've never done before. I've coached many students in this same method and continue to witness incredible results.

Songwriting. For those starting as a brand new writer, those who have songs but need help learning about structure/lyrics/melodies, those who write regularly and want to improve overall, or those ready to release their music on Spotify and iTunes.

Piano. All levels. Learn basic chords for your songs, master your favourite classic or pop piece of music, or train rigorously with a classical method.

Additionally: Music theory, ear-training, basic production, artist branding & marketing, preparing songs for release on Spotify and iTunes.

Due to limited time I have to be selective and want to ensure I'm a good match to work with the student. Please message regarding your or your child's musical level, goals, and aspirations to decide if we are compatible. All levels welcome.

REVIEWS:
"I am currently working with Elena on songwriting and singing. I was really nervous about going into my first lesson, but right away Elena calmed my nerves with her personable attitude, professionalism, and vast knowledge. Elena really works to personalize the lessons to highlight the students strengths and also their desires. I told Elena about the musicians I liked and what lyrics from them I admired, and she was able to put into words the feelings they gave me and how to emulate them. Songwriting is really hard to teach because there is not a formula necessarily, but Elena created steps that I could follow which has allowed me to maintain my creativity without feeling super overwhelmed. Elena creates a really safe environment where you're able to explore and create without feeling pressured. She has allowed me to meet a whole new songwriter side to myself that I do not know when I would have found without her."

Natasha, Songwriting student

"My kids have been doing lessons with Elena for a few months now. They are 10 and 14 years old. So naturally my life is hectic and scheduling can sometimes be a hassle. Besides Elena being super sweet, she is very understanding and flexible when scheduling for the kids. The girls really enjoy their sessions with her and she gives them good feedback and "homework" to do. Thanks for dealing with my crazy schedule Elena!!"

Alexis, Parent of Songwriting & Singing Students

Education

Berklee College of Music - Songwriting & Music Business Bachelor's Degree
Royal Conservatory of Music - Grade 10 Piano & Theory Certification (Final Grades)
Thomson Rivers University - Business studies in Economics & Statistics

Experience / Qualifications

10+ years Songwriting, Piano, Voice, Theory Teaching
Currently working in professional music industry and mentoring upcoming and beginning artists
DBS Check UK, Police Check New York State, Canadian Background Check
London School Teaching - Songwriting Music Customized Courses
Independent Music Releases on Spotify & Itunes

Reviews (1)

Excellent, my daughter loved the session!!

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  • Instructor since November 2020
  • 1 repeat student
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