Piano and Voice Instructor
Elleka is a new arrival to Dallas and is beginning her Performance Diploma in Voice at SMU this fall, studying with Virginia Dupuy. Originally from Traverse City, Michigan, Elleka recently completed her Master of Music in Voice Performance at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music where she performed in several operas, concerts, and recitals. Additionally, she is a cum laude graduate of DePauw University where she received her Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance. She has performed multiple operatic and musical theater roles throughout her studies and has competed on the national level in competitions such as the Orpheus Vocal Competition and NATS.
During her undergraduate and graduate studies, Elleka taught a wide range of students spanning ages 6-adult. She loves working with students and watching them grow in their confidence, technique, musicianship and musicality. Elleka has a studied piano since she was five years old through her collegiate years. She believes that piano skills are fundamental to all musicians and is excited to explore all that piano has to offer with beginning students.