Dana discovered her love of singing when she joined drama class and choir in high school. This love blossomed as she sang the lead in several high school musicals. These experiences sparked a long term interest that drove her to earn her bachelors in music performance and Masters of Music in vocal study from the University of Utah. She was selected for the International Vocal School and the Utah Opera Young Artist ensemble. She performed Maria in “Maria Stuarda” by Gaetano Donizetti, as “Goldentrill” in the Impresario by Mozart and “Eliza” in My Fair Lady. She also enjoyed participating in a season of Utah Opera in the schools, the Temple Square recitals with Utah Opera (ensemble and solo recitals). She has also performed the soprano part in Handel’s Messiah and Schubert’s Ave Maria.
Dana has taught voice lessons for over 13 years and works with both young and mature voices. She wants to share the joy of singing with her students. It is her goal to help her students progress and accomplish their musical goals in whatever style of singing they prefer. Her students can find access to higher and lower notes (more range), freer sound, better use of body which produces more carrying power and safe use of their voice. These techniques; allow a singer's voice to last longer, and have less stress and more fun when performing on any stage.