My name is Tiziana and I am an Italian music educator and music therapist living in London.
I grew up in a family of musicians and teachers and since I can remember, I always loved to share with other people my passions and my experience. That’s how I became a teacher.
If I think about the most important thing that I’ve learnt in the last years in my profession, I can say that “SHARING” has definitely become my leitmotif.
When I started studying music education, I met music mentors and teachers that were not so keen on actually sharing strategies and secrets of our work and I said to myself “If you’ll ever become a music mentor, you’re not going to be like them!”.
I kept that in my mind and in my heart and in these years of research, I met wonderful people that showed me other ways of thinking and living the job as a teacher trainer and I started trying new strategies during my classes and courses, letting go of fears, envy and jealousy.
Sharing is what characterises my work now. With sharing comes happiness, connection, learning, fun and love.
LISTENING, MOVEMENT, VOICE are the three elements that characterised my approach to music and music education.
I’ve always liked to work with people, children, students and families. A person that likes to be surrounded by many voices, energies, ideas… that’s definitely who I am.
Seven years ago I ran my first workshop for teachers in Venezuela and from that moment I kept travelling in Europe, South America and North Africa for my training courses.
Italian is my first language but I also speak English and Spanish. I’m currently learning British Sign Language, which I use during my music sessions with deaf students, and Portuguese.
In 2017, together with my partner in crime Sam, I opened Music Tree, a music school in North London, where together with a wonderful group of teachers, we share our passion for music by teaching to people of all ages. For Music Tree, I also organise workshops and courses for teachers and my online International Training Course, Music Learning Tree.
A bit more about me
- In 2008, I graduated in piano at the Music Conservatoire in Venice.
- In 2011 I completed a diploma specialising in Music Therapy from Giovanni Ferrari – Jean Monnet Universite” Europeenne A.I.S.B.L. Bruxelles in Padua with a thesis on cognitive enhancement through music and the movement in cases of learning disabilities.
- Meanwhile, I specialised in the development of children and their natural understanding of music. I attended courses in Italy and abroad, becoming a certified teacher of the Audiation Institute, enabling me to teach according to Gordon’s Music Learning Theory.
- In 2008 I founded Musicalmente – Centro per la formazione musicale e culturale in my hometown. It focused on music learning for children from 0-10 years old.
- In the same year, I discovered body music and mastered its performance, teaching and therapeutic potential by studying in different parts of Europe and South America.
- In 2010 I started improv theatre! I love it!
- Since 2013 I run workshops, courses and research about the use of body percussion, circle music and Soundpainting in education and therapy.
- In 2014, she moved to Alicante, Spain to coordinate a music project at an infant school ‘Trazos y Rayajos’, whilst attending a Research Masters at the Faculty of Education at the University of Alicante.
- In 2015 I started the collaboration with Creative Futures and University College London for various research projects. I’m part of the research group Music and Cognition.
- In 2017 I co-founded Music Tree, a music school in London.
- In 2018 Marta Noé and I founded Gordon UK – a research and training project about the Music Learning Theory of Edwin E.Gordon
* I trained in Music Therapy in Italy and I’m not registered at the HCPC in the UK.