MUSIC EDUCATION – MUSIC THERAPY – PIANO
Co-founder at “Highbury Park Music” – teaching also in Kensington, Chelsea and Hammersmith
These are the three elements fundamental to Tiziana’s understanding of music. In 2008, Tiziana graduated in pianoforte from the Music Conservatoire in Venice. In 2011 she completed a diploma specialising in Music Therapy from the ‘Scuola di Musicoterapia Giovanni Ferrari di Padova, “Jean Monnet Universite” Europeenne A.I.S.B.L. Bruxelles’, with a thesis on cognitive enhancement through music and the movement in cases of learning disabilities. At the same time, she specialised in studying the development of children and their natural understanding of music. She attended courses in Italy and abroad, becoming a certified teacher of the Audiation Institute, enabling her to teach through the ‘Music Learning Theory’ of E.E. Gordon.
In 2008 she founded ‘Musicalmente – Centro per la formazione musicale e culturale’ in her hometown. This was the first centre of it’s kind which concentrated on musical learning for children from 0-10 years old. In the same year she discovered the body music and mastered it’s performance, teaching and therapeutic potential. She was also carried out research in the field of education and therapy (learning disabilities, Executive functions, Downs Syndrome, Senile Dementia, Parkinsons, Alzheimers) and participated in congresses and international festivals.
In 2010 she came across theatre improvisation at the association ‘Cambiscena’ in Padua. For years she collaborated with educational institutions (from infant schools to universities) on music and music therapy projects in Italy, Spain and the UK. Since 2013 she has held workshops and courses on body percussion and circle singing. These focus on music therapy, teaching and performance. 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.
Now she lives in London where she’s mainly involved in Music Therapy. In 2016 she started collaborating with ‘Creative Future’ for a project divided between the London College University, the Institute of Education LCU and Harvard University. She is researching two projects for them: “Sounding Out” which explores music therapy for young people with hearing impairments and another about the development of the Executive functions through music in early years education.
SINGING and SONGWRITING – MUSIC PRODUCER
Co-founder of “Highbury Park Music”.
Samuel most recently lauched his new CD ‘The Alternative American Songbook’ to a sell out crowd at the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues festival. With tours, radio and TV apperances coming soon on the BBC, 2018 looks like it will be a very exciting year for him.
Sam’s other projects include The Fortunate Sons, The Big Figure, Becoming Shades (Chivaree Circus), Oran, Yllwshrk, A Night with Ella, Start to End.
Hailed by Jools Holland as “A great vocalist”, Samuel West’s story through music has taken many different turns. Samuel trained as an Opera and Classical singer before being seduced by the soulful sounds of singers like Ray Charles, Van Morrison and Otis Redding and he dedicated his time to pursuing his passions in blues, soul and rock n roll. It was only later in his career that he returned to the music that he heard growing up in the family home. The sounds of Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Ella Fitzgerald re-awoke a deep love for Jazz and improvisation and as they say…the rest is history!
Samuel has been lucky enough to play on some of the biggest stages in the UK and abroad including touring with Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra as well as supporting bands like Status Quo, 10cc, Deacon Blue and The Waterboys.
In 2017 he started collaborating in “Sounding Out” with ‘Creative Future’ as music educator for a research about music and deafness in childhood, divided between the London College University and the Institute of Education LCU. He also also carried out sessions in the field of therapy with people with Senile Dementia, Parkinsons and Alzheimers.
PIANO (children and adults)
Teaching at Highgate, Hampstead and West Hampstead
Stefano was born in Venice (Italy) and grew up in a very artistic environment. His Mother (a painter) and his Father (guitarist) encouraged him to follow his own creative path from a young age.
He studied music in a variety of areas including classical piano, jazz piano and chamber music. His interest in teaching music has enabled him to travel across Italy to learn various techniques from the best tutors leading a variety of high profile music workshops. His most recent performances have been at The Royal Festival Hall.
Stefano graduated with a BA and then a MA in Music from the Conservatorio di Musica “Benedetto Marcello” Venezia, as well as a Diploma in Chamber Music from the “Academia Nazionale. “Santa Cecilia” in Rome. Stefano also sings, composes, directs choirs and arranges Music.