Elora has been performing for the past 9 years and began teaching 5 years ago. She is comfortable teaching all ages and all levels. Her background makes her an extremely diverse teacher with professional experience in many areas of music. Elora is also well versed in teaching electronic music production, ear training, music theory, vocal improvisation and composition.
BFA in Vocal Jazz Performance, The New School For Jazz and Contemporary Music.
Elora, a native New Yorker and daughter of two visual artists, fell in love with performing during her time at a drama program. In high school she became heavily dedicated to choir, opera and musical theatre. She was accepted into the NYSSMA All-County, All-State, All-Eastern, and All-National honor choirs, along with founding her school’s jazz choir which she lead as a student. During this time she began privately studying vocal jazz with Patti Dunham and later studied opera with renowned vocal teacher Catherine Green.
For college, she chose to dedicate herself to jazz at The New School where she received a partial scholarship. During this time, Elora began working on her musicianship and soon discovered her love of composition. Through The New School she has had the pleasure of studying voice with Jay Clayton and composition with Kate Davis and Vilray.
Today, Elora combines her influences of vocal jazz artists Nat King Cole, Doris Day, Eydie Gorme, and Betty Carter with her love of 60’s and 70’s rock through her original music. Elora leads her own band that performs in various venues around the city and has recorded and produced an EP of her original music at home.