ElenaVoce Studio

Voce /ˈvotʃe/- Italian for Voice
Voice lessons, Opera coaching, Russian classical Piano school

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"As a graduate of the Moore's School of Music at the University of Houston where I had the privilege of studying with two talented voice teachers, I can confidently say that I have learned more and progressed more through my lessons with Elena than I did throughout my university studies. Elena has a unique holistic approach to teaching voice which is especially beneficial for students with ingrained problems in their technique such as I had when I began with her. Over the past few months with Elena I am feeling much more confident in my ability to perform and look forward to seeing where she can take my voice."
                                                                                                --Natalie Hendricks--    October 24th, 2015
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"I came to Elena looking for help: my voice started sounding raspy. Medical specialists said that I need speech therapy to clear up knots on my vocal cords. I came to Elena instead because I always enjoyed singing. Not only did she help me clear the sound, but she also expanded my range, taught me how to sing properly with vibrato. I only sing for fun, but it's undeniable that quality of my singing improved dramatically! Thanks, Elena!"
                                                                                                          --- Anna F.--       October 15th, 2015 
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"Classical Russian Opera training made available for engineers and teachers. Highly recommended."
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The knowledge and technique that Elena has is remarkable. Her professional experience and conservatory training in Russia has made her a master of crafting good vocal technique. I began studying piano with Elena not long ago and already sense much more confidence in my playing. Shortly after beginning piano I started taking voice lessons as well. I had very little training in voice before studying with Elena. I have been amazed at the tone and power she has coaxed out of me thus far and look forward to working with her in the future. As an accompanist she is terrific and can sight read just about anything and transpose any music to find the sweet spot in your voice. Highly Recommended. 

                                                                                                                             -- Lucas Heuer --         October 3rd, 2015

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Maestra ELENA..........I have been working with Elena for about 1 year and I must say that if I don,t get to my Voice Lesson,I begin to feel Sick. Elena is in one word INCREDIBLE. She is A real teacher of the True art of singing Not just high note,s, but great technique so that one can sing until there a 100 years old. After my first lesson with her I know that I had struck a Diamond Mine. What I like about Elena is that she knows what is good for one's voice, when it is not yet time to sing some of the Great Composers Repertory, she works with Aria,s or songs that are Natural and just innate for your Instrument, while working on some vocal exercises to put things in place to be able to handle what I call Heavy Operatic Repertory. I Now am able to sing some of Opera,s Most Amazing Aria's such as "Nessun Dorma " Di quella Pira" and also lots of Duets that take at least 15 min to sing, and LOTS LOTS more. If you want to Sing your best, Meaning with Great technique so that you can sing for years to come, TRY ELENAVOCE......................

                                                                                                   --Robert Hiwat--           September 15, 2009

Elena is a masterful teacher!

I have been singing for 25 years with bands, choir, and in the shower. I really thought I already had a good voice. I mostly sing "operatic rock" IE Skid Row, Shinedown, Bon Jovi, Alter Bridge. I noticed that after singing for a while (3-4 hours) in a bar, my throat would be really soar, which was the main reason I wanted to take some lessons. I can honestly say that if I had not met Elena, and been a student of hers for the past year, I probably wouldn't be able to sing due to the pain. I now sing longer, stronger, clearer, and definitely louder than I ever have before. Not only is there not any pain, I am not even putting forth 1/10th of the effort I did before, and getting way better results. Elena is a masterful teacher! She breaks everything down into simple steps, which are easy to follow. I have made more progress than I could ever have imagined, and enjoy singing so much more now than I did before. I get a lot more compliments on my singing too.

                                                                                              -----Alan L. on October 29, 2007

Lucky to have found her!

Elena is a wonderful teacher and person. She is very professional. My daughter is very happy with her lessons.
 
                                                                                       -----Gabriela C. on June 16, 2007

Fantastic!

Elena is absolutely wonderful! I have had tow lessons and already I can see a huge improvement. I look forward to my next lesson!!

                                                                                                  -----Brenda P. on May 26, 2007

Lucky Me!

Elena is my first singing teacher ever and I'm SO LUCKY to have found her!! She is very nice and sweet, teachers you step-by-step, very patient, and after a few lessons with her... you will discover a beautiful voice in you that you never heard!! I've done some singing in the past, but since it's been a while that I practiced I decided to get it back into shape and lucky me, I found Elena on my first try!! After a couple of lessons, I learned a lot about  "voice", singing properly, and discovered potential I didn't know I had in me. I will soon be singing a surprise song at my sister's wedding and I'm much more confident about doing a great job since my lessons with Elena. She is a great teacher, worth all your time and money, and I wouldn't trade her for anyone else!! I totally recommend her to everyone!!

                                                                                             ----- Brenda R. on March 28, 2007

You are such a wonderful teacher!

Being a good teacher is a talent itself. I truly appreciate how you take the time to explain everything to me in detail so that I understand how the exercises we perform relate to actual singing. I'm confident that my voice will reach it's full potential with you as my instructor. Thank you so much!

                                                                                        ----- Jennifer A. on December 30, 2006

Voice Lessons

Elena Nikulshina-Fray is genuine and an excellent voice teacher. My daughter is currently taking voice lessons and immediately her voice improved dramatically. My husband and I are very satisfied. After 9 years of searching for the right voice teacher, I am glad that finally a great voice teacher came to Houston, Texas.
                                                                                    ----- Genoveva E. on November 23, 2006