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I am an Italian composer, conductor, orchestrator and pianist based in London with an extensive experience in teaching at all levels, from private teaching to high school and at University level teaching. I am the Area Leader in Composition for Screen at the Royal College of Music, teaching Composition at Masters Level, supervising dissertations, essays, and moderating undergraduate exams. I am also a deputy composition/theory teacher at the RCM Junior department
I work in contemporary classic music, opera, films, theatre, crossover music as arranger, composer, performer, conductor and sometimes music producer.
I have nearly 20 years of experience as private tutor, 10 as a lecturer at University/Conservatoire level and 8 in secondary school. I have taught composition, piano, music theory, orchestration, arranging to various students from various backgrounds, age, level. Fully confident with the ABRSM system both for theory and piano, I can also support students who wish to prepare their entrance to university, or need help with their GCSE/ALevel music courses, as well I am used to teach adults who are willing to learn music for their own enjoyment.
My approach varies from student to student according to their level, age and experience. I am always happy to create a relaxed and enjoyable environment during lessons, but I am always aiming to achieve the best possible results from students, hence when required I may be demanding. But if someone is willing to take lessons just as a hobby, then I make sure that they enjoy their time playing (or learning how to compose) making sure they always progress bit by bit.
For example if a young student is willing to learn the piano to eventually continue his/her studies at a Conservatoire, then I would be quite systematic, including techniques and scales exercises (other than pieces) in their routine, and I would make sure he/she understands the importance of being consistent and disciplined when learning an instrument.
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- Royal College of Music (2015) - DMus in Composition (Doctorate) (✘ Not On File)
- Guildhall School of Music & Drama (2005) - MMus in Composition (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
- Conservatorio di Musica S.Cecilia - Rome (2004) - BMus in Piano (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
- Conservatorio di Musica S.Cecilia - Rome (2003) - BMus in Conducting/Composition (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)