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Nashville Sings Performing Arts Studio began in 2009 and has helped students of many different backgrounds and ages. From adult professionals expanding their acting and communication skills to young ones just starting to develop their love for the stage, Elaina has guided them towards meeting their goals and finding success in their art.
The mission is simple: to educate students in the performing arts by instilling confidence, skill and professionalism while providing a supportive environment for self-expression.
Elaina McKnight Shaver earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Belmont University with an emphasis in Music Business and Performance. She has been teaching and directing in the Nashville area for 8 years. Her work includes directing shows focusing on youth for Pull-Tight Theatre in Franklin TN, Lamplighter’s Theatre in Smyrna TN and Street Theatre Company in Nashville.
She is a local singer and actor and can be found on many local stages for various theatre and performance companies. Most recently, she teaches Theatre Arts for the New Covenant Tutorial in Brentwood, TN. Elaina is also currently the Youth Programming Coordinator for Street Theatre Company.
She is happily married and lives with her husband, Aaron, and son, Caius, here in Nashville. They are expecting a new addition to the family in April of 2013.
“No person who is enthusiastic about his work has anything to fear from life. All the opportunities in the world are waiting to be grasped by people who are in love with what they’re doing.” ~ Samuel Goldwyn