In September 2021, Dana opened a private lessons studio called The Song Spot on Music Row, Nashville, TN. The Song Spot provides lessons in voice, piano, guitar, music theory, ukulele, and more. For more info, visit www.thesongspot.us
Dana also teaches private voice lessons with Singing Lessons NYC. More info on Dana's availability and rates can be found at https://Singing-Lessons-Nashville.EleonorEngland.com
Dana began giving private voice lessons during her undergraduate studies at UMBC and has grown her studio to providing piano, guitar, ukulele, music theory, and songwriting lessons. Her voice training includes her Master's of Music in Vocal Pedagogy, with a Thesis on teaching students with ADHD and dyslexia, experience in several opera studios, and continuing education workshops. Dana is also trained in several methods, including Jeanie Lovetri's The Somatic Voicework Method and The Blaylock Method, to help a student train in the way that works best for their unique interests. In addition to private lessons, Dana has conducted choirs, led music camps, and instructed workshops, group lessons, high school choir sectionals.
Through her graduate and undergraduate studies of voice performance, Dana has acquired a great depth of knowledge about vocal health and technique. Her understanding of the voice allows her to establish goals and deliver noticeable results for students while making it an enjoyable experience for the students. Dana has also been trained in Alexander Technique, which promotes a greater awareness of breath and the body, and incorporates this practice regularly into her lessons. As a Voice Instructor for Washington D.C.'s local women empowerment camp We Rock! DC, Dana has taught a diverse group of individuals how to become confident with their voice by providing new perspectives and approaches to singing. In addition, Dana has conducted multiple Songwriting and Stage Presence workshops for the campers and may be contacted for songwriting critiques.
“Dana provides such in-depth knowledge in vocal technique and healthy vocal production. She creates a safe environment where a singer can be vulnerable...and have fun. My first original song would've never been possible without her!” - Singer and Songwriter Andrew Gonzalez
“Singing lessons with Dana were so informative and fun!...My voice feels healthier than ever due to her tips which are based on the healthy and proper singing techniques. In fact, my voice felt incredibly strong and powerful after my sessions with Dana!”
— Youtuber and Singer Maha Khan