My music school in London
I started learning piano at the age of 6 with a piano maestro in my hometown of Pordenone, Italy. Her classes were very strict and her methods were very “old school”. Her style of teaching disconnected me very quickly from the joy of music.
I spent hours and hours going over technical practice and had zero time for exploration, improvisation and self-expression. Her objectives were to learn fast, make no mistakes and pass exams with distinction. It was incredibly stressful and frustrating and almost led me to quit playing piano and giving up on music altogether.
I’m glad to say I didn’t, and decided to devote my life to create a healthier musical environment for children and adults alike. This became my mission: I qualified as a music therapist and specialised educator and began a journey to connect people with music.
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Italian music and piano teacher since the age of 17, in 2008 she graduated in Piano at the Venice Conservatoire and in 2011 in Music Therapy at the School of Specialisation in Padua. At the same time she specialises in children development and their natural music learning according to the Music Learning Theory by E.E. Gordon.
In 2008 she founded her first music school in her hometown. In the same year she discovered body music and its performative, didactic and therapeutic aspects carrying out various research projects in educational and therapy (SLD, Executive functions, Down syndrome, Dementia, Autism and Deafness) and participating at international congresses and festivals in Europe and South America.
In 2010 she started attending theatre improvisation courses and soon after she became a body music and vocal improvisation teacher for various improv groups in Europe.
Since 2013 she has held workshops and training courses in Europe, North Africa and South America through body percussion and circle music, involving aspects of music therapy, teaching and performance.
In 2014 she moved to Spain to coordinate a music project in the nursery Trazos y Rayajos in Alicante, whilst attending the Research Master at the city’s Faculty of Education.
Since 2015 she has lived in London where she is involved in research, training and teaching.
She has collaborated with the charity Creative Futures and University College London in various research projects (one related to music for deaf children and the other for the development of executive functions through music during early childhood) and for the writing of the toolkit “Sounding Out – Music with deaf students”, available online.
In 2015 she discovered Musica Do Circulo and started studying in Europe and Brazil to apply the method in her courses with children, teenagers and adults.
In 2017 she founded in London the school Music Tree, a training centre for teachers and music education for children and adults. Since 2019 she has organised the International Training Course Music Learning Tree, for teachers from all over the world.
My love and partner in crime
On a warm London summer’s evening, I met Sam whilst dancing and singing to the music of Stevie Wonder. We started singing together and we’ve been together ever since. We share not only a home and our Music school in London, but also our wonderful baby girl Emma.
Sam is an incredible singer, musician and producer and together we built Music Tree from the roots up! His students love him for his passion and sense of humour and his fun musical approach. He’s a very positive person, my confidant and shoulder to lean on.
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