Elana Hedrych


Teaching Topics and Philosophy

Elana Hedrych teaching topics include: Functional vocal technique, jazz voice, cross-training vocal styles (including musical theatre and classical), repertoire interpretation, improvisation, transcription, performance and tour prep, application prep, audition coaching, vocal health, voice disorders and injuries, sight reading, and musicianship.


My main objectives are to:

  • Help my students cultivate an individual and stylistically authentic sound that is sustainable and free
  • Prepare their vocal instrument to stand up to full expression of emotion through text and music
  • Teach my students about technical aspects of the voice and music.

Drawing from my experience and studies, I develop my student’s vocal function, musicianship, and confidence. I target specific functional voicework to help my students achieve their professional and personal goals.

As a passionate teacher, I create a safe learning environment in which I can connect to each student to introduce new concepts and help them realize their innate potential.

In lessons, I help singers overcome technical limitations so they have the creative freedom to express the stories inside them and find emotional release within their music. This vocal freedom lets a singer find joy and connection in singing, and masterfully transport their audience from feeling to feeling.


Elana Hedrych is a professional singer, voice teacher, and composer in New York City with 12 years of teaching experience with credentials from world-renowned institutions.
She holds a Master of Arts in Jazz Voice Performance from Hunter College where she was awarded as a Richard Burke scholar, and also with the Shirley P. Mintz Award for Comprehensive Knowledge and Love of Music.
Elana also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Voice Performance and Classical Music Composition from the prestigious Berklee College of Music.
She also holds a Postbaccalaureate in Speech-Language Pathology from Northwestern University, and has a special interest in voice disorders and vocal health.
Elana teaches within a framework of evidence-based voice pedagogy, drawing from the principles she learned in master pedagogue Jeannette LoVetri’s Somatic Voicework™ The LoVetri Method and her many other studies.
Elana is a member of The National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) New York City Chapter and of The Voice Foundation. Deeply dedicated to voice, she frequently attends voice science, anatomy and physiology, vocal health, and pedagogical conferences and courses to best serve her clients.
Elana grew up surrounded by the sounds of her father’s music collection, including legendary voices such as Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan. She realized from a young age that she was infatuated with singing.
She began performing in the New York City area at the age of 12, and has performed at venues and festivals such as B.B. King’s Blues Club, Bowery Ballroom, Gathering of the Vibes Festival, and many more. She embarked on two tours before the age of 18, performing on prominent stages with her band and her own brand of rock music with a commanding stage presence. Alongside Elana’s extensive live performance background, she presently sings a wide range of genres – jazz, rock, musical theater, classical, and contemporary avant garde styles. With a candid and refreshing approach to composing and improvising, Elana is working on a new original project.

Private Lessons


Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced Students


DurationTrial Lesson4 Lessons8 Lessons12 lessons
30 Minutes$261$508$743
60 Minutes$84$356$693$1013
All Lessons packages can be paid in installments.


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