Coming from the Italian-Spanish classical music background, I will begin with teaching proper finger-style (classic position) and pickup style in order to be then versatile on any kind of guitar. I use an exercise book which covers every technique (Rest-stroke, arpeggios, legatos, triads, etc), which also helps basic reading knowledge. Theory wise, I can then adapt the program to what the student requires, going towards jazz (modal music, keyboard visualisation, ear training, improvisation) or we can proceed towards a more classical program (scales, arpeggios and music reading/writing). We can discuss about composition, working with other instruments, guitar duets, music production, electronic music, studio recording, etc. If the student wants to learn just pop/rock guitar, we can go straight to learning chords (basic voicing to more interesting ones) and performing popular tunes with the right hands/body position.
I am a music composer and performer, I studied 8 years Classic Music in Italy (conservatory) and then 6-7 years of Jazz theory. I attended masterclasses by Michel Camillo, Stefano Bollani, Hernacio Hernandez, Barclays summer courses and taught guitar in Italy since I was 16. Having a background in Cinema I also compose for indie films. I produced my first album in Italy in 2003 (Aiguille, Portrait) distributing 20k copies then I have been the co-creator of the Band "Flying Tailor", and now teaching in London part time, in a few different schools and working on the new band project Nàca ((concealed information) REEL: (concealed information)
Cancellation Policy: you can cancel a class till 48 hours before it. You can move the class till 24 hours before.
2014 Cello private lessons with Susanne Beer.
2013 Cours de Civilisation Française, Sorbonne Univeristy.
2009- 2012 Bachelor Fine Arts (graduated)
Ecole Internationale Réalisation Audiovisuelle (EICAR). Paris, France.
2007-2009 Jazz studies private lessons with Gianluigi Goglia.
2006 Berklee clinics.
2002 Berklee clinics.
2001-2006 Jazz Guitar private lessons with Pietro Condorelli.
1993-2000 Classic Guitar private lessons with Massimo Della Rocca.
1991 Yamaha piano course.
Lessons, Master classes, Panels with:
Hernacio Hernandez, Stefano Bollani, Michel Camillo, David Lynch, Bela Tarr, Jacob Berger, Charlotte Rampling, Scandar Copti.
2019 Nàca, “Solita Sera”, Music Single and Music video
2019 Nàca, “Kalpa”, Music Single and Music video
2019 Teacher, guitar at Planet Drums, Islington.
2018 The Border, (Writer, Director) Short film, 4’25’’, Moodlab Films ((concealed information) Password : border). Best Concept Art One-Reeler 2019.
2018 ‘Concrete Samedimanche : French politician Jack Lang pays a visit to Parisian clubbers’ for MixMag magazine ((concealed information) and full event story.
2015-18 Teacher, Screenwriting and Filmmaking course for Oxbridge Academic Summer Programs.
2018 The Art of Scissor Making, (Director, Soundtrack) Documentary, 3’. INFRINGE Magazine. ((concealed information)
2017 Background Telly, A Syrian Journal Music album (co- composer, guitars, cello, mixing)
2016 Flying Tailor, Shapes Of Freedom Music EP (co- composer, guitars, synth programming, back vocals).
2015 Perfectly Right, (Writer, Director, Composer) Music Video, Mandi Ltd, Selected at the Hamilton Film and Music Festival, LIFT OFF showcase London, Winner Best Music Video ARFF International Paris 2017.
2015 Flying Tailor, Inner Picture album (co- composer, guitars, synth programming, back vocals) Published with Music Mandi l.t.d.
2013 Faithless, (Writer, Director) Narrative Film, 12’59’’, currently in distribution by French Connection Films, Broadcasted on SNRT Morocco. ((concealed information) (MAKING OF: (concealed information) Best Soundtrack at EICAR Final Year Screening.
2011 Le Mirage, (Directing, Music composing, Soundtrack) Narrative film, 9’23’’ EICAR and BHSALON srl., Short film, France/Italy, EICAR student choice for best student film, 10th Edition of the Festi' Val d'Oise. ((concealed information)
2010 To B Chic Collection (music composing) for Mashup Haircare srl.
2010 Demain (Writer, Director, Music composer) - EICAR, Short film, France. ((concealed information)
2010 Endgame, (Editor/Sound Editor.) Directed by Wim Vanacker, Cinematic Achievement Award TIFF, Official Selection LA New Wave Film Festival, London Film Festival. France.
2009 Aiguille, music album title: Samsara. (Composer, Guitars, synths, vocals) Published with 8degrees srl
2007 Aiguille, music album title: Portrait (Composer, Guitars, synths) Published with 8degrees srl, - 20.000 copies sold.
2002-09 Fashion show director and song list selector for TIGI Italia S.r.l., shows from 200 to 3000 people audience, September to March, about 8 events per year.
Extra Curriculum highlights (Film Director, screenwriter, novelist)
2019 Rituals of Xikrin Tribe, W.T. (Director-Soundtrack) Documentary, 10’. INFRINGE Magazine. Post-Prod.
2019 Transit, (Writer, Director) Music videos series, 20’, Moodlab Films
2018 Watch the Popovy Sisters create their intricate dolls by hand (INFIRNGE meets Popovy Sisters), (Director, Soundtrack) Documentary, 12’. INFRINGE Magazine. ((concealed information)
2018 A rare look at the creation of a traditional hairstyle of a Geiko-in-training, (Metamorphosis of a Maiko) (Videographer, Soundtrack) 7’, Documentary, INFRINGE Magazine ( > 800.000 views) ((concealed information)
2018 ID Generation for Mashup Haircare (Director, Lifestyle researcher) Club music based Commercial, live Vjs and Fashion promo, Moodlab films. Ltd. for BHSALON s.r.l., UK/Italy.
2017 Terra Bruciata, Novel. (Writer) published and distributed by Eremon edizioni, Italy. ((concealed information)
Honorable mention to the author at Golden Books Awards 2018.
2017 Horizon:Here, (Writer) feature film script, 90’, 6th rewrite. (TEASER: (concealed information) Tharun Productions.
2017 Land:Dream, (Writer, Director) narrative film 8’ 13’’, Milkshake Tidalwave productions. ((concealed information) PASS: dreamland) Winner Audience Award at Sunday Shorts 2018.
2016 La Pelle Del Silenzio, (Writer) Novel. Published and distributed by GDS, Italy. ((concealed information)
2016 This Is My Home, (Director) Music video, Mandi Ltd. ((concealed information)
2016 Wygibasy, (Director) Music Video, Mili Records. ((concealed information)
2012 Field Trip, (Writer) short film screenplay . Selected at final stage European Short Pitch 2012.
2011 Ascoltami (Writer) Directed by Bianca Garimani, Short film, EICAR, France. ((concealed information)
Related Skills and Languages:
ProTools, Cubase, Logic, Komplete, Premiere Pro, After Effect, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro 7, X Italian (Native language)m English (Fluent), French (Fluent), Spanish (Intermediate).
Synth Programming (Nord Modular, Moog, professional level).
Cello (beginner), String quarter composition.
Perfect! I definitely recommend Antonio as a guitar teacher! I have been really improving since I started with him few months ago. Since Co-VID we do pour lessons with Zoom! Best teacher for classical guitar and music theory. He also speaks French
Very quick learner. If you study a little bit daily, you'll be playing wonderfully in very brief time.
Perfect! Antonio clearly has an expansive knowledge of the guitar within various styles, and approaches his teaching in a calm, encouraging way. Great lessons.
Sonny has a strong will and he plays very well for being a self-taught student. He will surely refine his technique to perfection in a few weeks and explore the full potential he has.
I totally recommend Antonio. He is an amazing guitar player and a very patient and encouraging teacher.
Antonio e' un valido musicista ed un ottimo tutor, lo raccomando agli studenti per la sua professionalita',competenze musicali e grande passione per il suo lavoro.
I've known and have been working with Antonio for several years now. Music was his first love, and he never let go of it since tender age. Over the years, alongside developing guitar skills and passion for music on broader scale, he matured a keen interest in education which led him to teach at prestigious institutions with great success. With Antonio as teacher, you're securing someone able to identify your musical needs, develop a personalised way to improve your skills, and a great pal to share freely your love for music.
Antonio is an incredibly versatile guitar and music tutor. His knowledge of music is expansive, ranging from classical to jazz to rock, as well as composition and improv. He's an excellent teacher, who shows great care for his students, and is very adaptable in his teaching methods depending on the needs/abilities of the students. His calm and chilled out manner are also very conducive to learning. He's an excellent teacher (and musician!) overall and I highly recommend him.
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