I’m a songwriter, music teacher and producer.
I can’t really tell when or where my love for music started but when I was 14 I took my mum’s old classical guitar that had been left in a corner for ages, and decided to learn how to play it. That was it, I was hooked and I kept on playing and studying until I was 17, when I wrote my first song.
Songwriting was a real revelation. I felt like I needed to be the best possible singer I could be in order to deliver my music in an honest way, so for the next five years I studied singing with three different teachers. During this time, I also got involved in guitar and harmony studies with the help of some orchestra conductors.
When I was 25, I got my grade 8 in singing and guitar from the Lotus Academy in Rome, where I became the music director two years later.
I have extensive experience as a live performer with bands, solo acts, as a singer and as a guitarist. I produced my own album, La fotografia, in Italy in 2006 and I have also performed in the U.S.A. and Europe. I’m currently recording my new album due for release at the end of this year.
Recently, I’ve been working as a sound engineer at the Royal Albert Hall,an amazing experience and a true insight into this iconic venue.
I’ve been teaching for 15+ years and it has never been just a job for me, I see it as a way to inspire people of every age to use music to fully express themselves and I
love to be able to help people achieve this for themselves.
Where did you study music?Lotus Academy Rome and privately with Edda Dell’Orso and Claudio Micheli.
What is your favourite piece of music? My favourite song is Romeo and Juliet (Dire Straits)
What single thing could you not live without?Music (too easy!!!)
Who has inspired you the most?People that are themselves inspire me
Where did you grow up? Italy
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