Summary of Teaching Experience
Middlesex University | Visiting Lecturer 2018
I lectured in Music for Theatre and Dance and lead workshop sessions on collaboration, improvisation, arranging and performance.
University of Aberdeen | Lecturer 2014-2015
I acted as a visiting lecturer during my PhD in Electroacoustic Music Composition and Performance.
I delivered lectures in sound recording, editing and composition as well as individual tutorials.
University of East London | Tutor 2010-2012
I joined the University of East London after graduation as a tutor on Sound Design, Sound Design for Film and Creative Project undergraduate modules.
I delivered tutorials and technical demonstrations to students supporting their groups and individual creatives projects.
I delivered presentations on audio technology: recordings, mixing, editing, sound FX (sampling, spectral manipulation, granular synthesis).
I delivered individual tutorials to 3rd-year students on their creative projects. These covered music compositions, electronic music production and music performance.
Private Music Tutor | 2010 - 2019
I teach cello to adults.
Sessions include technique, repertoire, western music history and theory.
Workshop Leader | 2012 - 2019
I deliver workshops to different age groups on topics of music, composition and listening. I particularly focus on soundwalks and collaboration with other artists.
These resulted in soundwalk workshops for the Sonic Art Festival in Waterford in Ireland, RSPB Wildfestival in Glasgow, Timespan Conference in Helmsdale, and Fljotstunga Travel Farm residency in Iceland.
I worked collaboratively with film-makers and poets to deliver group workshops to adults and children on poetry-film. These included the Festival of Love at the Southbank Centre, London for the Poetry Society, Felix Poetry Festival in Antwerp, Luminate Festival in Edinburgh and Filmpoem Festival in Dunbar.
Conference Presentation | 2013 - 2018
I presented my research and creative work at international conferences including Sound + Environment, University of Hull, UK | 30.06.2017
Kinesis and Stasis, Barbican Centre, London, UK | 27.11.2015
True North Conference, Timespan Museum, Helmsdale, UK | (concealed information) Sonophilia, Grosseteste University, Lincoln, UK | 24.10.2014
The Noises of Art: Audiovisual Practice in History, Theory and Culture, Aberystwyth University, in collaboration with The Courtauld Institute of Art London, UK | (concealed information)
Espacios Sonoros, 19th Computer and Electronic Music Days, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, ES | 12-15.03.2013
PhD Musical Composition | University of Aberdeen (2014-2018)
Teaching in Higher Education Associate membership| The Higher Education Academy (2015) MMus Studio Composition | Goldsmiths, University of London (2010-2012)
BA(Hons) Music with Performing Arts | University of East London (2007-2010)
Fine Arts Diploma | Istituto d’Arte Paolo Toschi, Parma (IT) (2000-2004)
8th Grade Cello Performance | Istituto Musicale Orazio Vecchi, Modena (IT) (1996-2004)
I am passionate about sharing my experience as a professional artist in education and engaging with students’ learning pathways to facilitate creative and original thinking and practice. My aim is to foster creative practice, critical thinking, individual growth and wellbeing through the experience of music-making.
The teaching methods I use are based on humanist theories where my role is that of a facilitator.
As a teacher, I see myself as supporting students’ individual creative development and my approach changes according to each student’s learning needs and backgrounds.
Reflection and evaluation are key principles I adopt in my teaching practice. Exchange and dialogue allow students to reflect on their own and others’ work, to put their practice into context, and to critically engage with the tasks proposed in the module.
Feedback is provided in dialogue with students in order to support an exchange of thoughts and reasons. This aspect of teaching enables students to improve their performance and progress successfully in the course of their programme.
My creative practice is a great source of personal and professional development. I always bring my creative experience in the classroom and I noticed students find this very useful as it demonstrates I am professionally engaged with the subjects I teach.
I am an associate member of the Higher Education Academy. This was achieved after successfully completing a programme in ‘ Principles of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education’. The course included the following elements:
• How people learn
• Assessment and feedback
• Approaches to teaching
• Large and small group teaching
• Elements of effective learning environments • Learning differences
• Evaluating teaching
• Scholarship of learning and teaching
I have participated in research ethics and teaching and learning practices training at university. I have taken part in health and safety, fire marshal, manual handling, and safeguarding training in museums. I hold an enhanced DBS (online update).
specialisms : cello, italian, music, technology
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