Elaine Overholt

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Elaine Overholt

Elaine Overholt has established herself as one of North America’s most respected and treasured singers, voice coaches and vocal producers. Her diverse musical training in classical piano, classical voice, gospel, theatre, and rock music led her to a deep understanding of all styles of singing.

An extensive performing career has allowed her the opportunity to work with titans of music; Ray Charles, Tina Turner, opera star Richard Margison, Dionne Warwick, Anne Murray and Chubby Checker amongst them. Ms. Overholt has performed as a soloist on world stages, major network television, albums, films, thousands of jingles and has recorded two albums with a number three single on Billboard.

Elaine’s gift for teaching is well known in Hollywood and Broadway, having coached stars such as John Travolta and Michelle Pfeiffer for ‘Hairspray’ the movie as well as music directing its star Nikki Blonksy in concert performances throughout North America. She was also thrilled to coach Richard Gere, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renee Zellweger, and Queen Latifah for the Oscar-winning ‘Chicago’. Her teaching Ellen Degeneres to sing in a live segment on her hit talk show ‘The Ellen Degeneres Show’ has created a huge YouTube phenomenon. As a Broadway coach Elaine trained the singers in the lead roles of Broadway hits ‘Hairspray‘, ‘The Producers’ and ‘Mamma Mia’. Also, record labels such as Universal, Capitol/EMI, Sony/BMG and Virgin send their recording artists to Ms. Overholt where they learn to protect their voices and develop stamina and style.

Elaine Overholt’s passionate ambition to understand the human voice led Richard Gere to write that she is “... a patient, passionate and truly inspired teacher...” and John Travolta to say “...Elaine helped give my voice new life...” Whether it is onstage, in the studio or on the road, Elaine drives her students to connect with the unique and powerful voice that is in every one of us - our ‘Big Voice’.