About Sing Jazz
Sing Jazz in The Hague is a community driven project and is the fourth Pop-up School of Vocals, which was originally set up by a music educator and a cultural manager, Elena Dana in 2014 London UK. The project was launched in aid of opening access to an adult learner of all levels and abilities to jazz vocal training, and to encourage professional performing artists to share their knowledge and experience on the subject. The project strives to remove access barriers by introducing affordable or subsidised classes in a fun loving atmosphere and to provide friendly training environment for professional teachers and those who are in training. The school offers drop-in group singing workshops, masterclasses, courses and exclusive showcases. READ MORE HERE
What will you learn during our classes?
- How to best utilise vocal technique in speech & singing
- How to develop strong and lasting support, control & stability of vocals
- How to learn a complex jazz tune in an easy way and train a jazz ear
- How to successfully develop a strong stage presence
- How to build on connection with a song, emotion and audience
- How to deliver a jazz song in a confident way on stage
To showcase your talent we stage events for an opportunity to perform a song of your own choice in a music venue!
When and where
Elena Dana & visiting teachers
About the Founder
Elena Dana is a founder and a main tutor for the Sing Jazz in The Hague project.
Educated to a Masters Degree, Elena has been trained as a Music Educator at the British Academy of New Music, as a performing artist at the Kiev Stage School and as a Cultural Manager at the City University, London.
Travelling around the world and meeting many inspirational people along the way, Elena has acquired much influence from the world music genre. She has generously shared heart-felt lyrical compositions in her singing performances while touring around the UK, USA, South America, India and Europe between 2007-2017. Blending the jazz and gypsy music genres together, Elena has introduced a cinematic sound to her original songs, while interpreting jazz standards in an elegant forties style.
For the last seven years Elena has coached over a hundred of professional and aspiring singers via private sessions, group workshops and classes. Working for others, Elena conducted vocal coaching sessions for the British Academy of New Music in London; facilitated a number of vocal training workshops for the internationally acclaimed producer Dash Arts at the Latitude Festival, at the Rich Mix Dacha Festival & the Midsummer Festival in London; facilitated singing classes in performing arts schools around London such as Bodens, Theatretrain, Make Believe, Spotlight & Stagecoach; held singing workshops for the Arts Council's Johnston Sheard's Kunstraum project in London; hosted an audition for the ITV X-factor in Edinburgh; had produced and run jazz singing courses for the City of Edinburgh Council; and set up four pop-up school of vocals projects consisting of over thirty individually devised workshops, masterclasses and courses with five students' showcases to date.
From Sep 2019 Elena's vocal training project is documented and shared in a video format on Patreon for continuous self-guided training and as means to gather funds for this self-funded project.
Read about Elena's individual vocal training work here.