Simona is a professional vocal coach, with over 15 years experience as a singer and performer of advanced level.
She is a Level 3 Certified IVA Instructor and has been teaching voice lessons in London since over 5 years. Simona works with a wide range of artists of all ages and abilities, from West-End professionals to complese beginners. She actively works as a freelance Singing Instructor and Vocal Consultant for BIMM (British Institute of Modern Music) and for various Musical Theatre productions around London.
Simona began her professional training in Italy at the Brass Group School of Jazz Music and went on to complete her training with the Italian Opera Singer Alessia Sparacio.
Simona has been a Speech Level Singing instructor for over 2 years, and has trained with world class voice teachers including legendary vocal coach of the stars Seth Riggs in person (Michael Jackson, Barbra Streisand, Stevie Wonder and over 120 Grammy Winners) Greg Enriquez (Hole, Celebrity Skin Tour – Courtney Love; Creations du Dragon – Celine Dion) Spencer Welch (Netflix series actors vocal coach “A series of Unfortunate Events” and CTV’s “Whistler”), Fiona Grace McDougal (Vocal Coach of Andrew Lloyd Webber productions globally; The Voice UK and X-Factor)
As a singer, Simona has had the privilege of performing on some of Londons’s most respected stages, including Wembley Arena, Shepherd’s Bush Empire, The Half Moon Putney and many more. She supports a variety of acoustic bands and vocal duets both in Italy and in the UK and she is the founder and lead singer of UK movie soundtrack band The Hollywood eMotions
When not teaching and performing Simona enjoys going to the theatre (especially Musical Theatre) and travelling. Along with a talent for music, Simona is really passionate about foreign languages and speaks fluent Italian, English, French and Spanish
“Being a singing teacher is so rewarding. I love to see my students grow and take their first steps into the music industry. As a singer and performer, I’ve learnt that the best way to feel confident on stage is to develop good control over your voice. The IVA method allows you to do this by both giving you a through understanding of your instrument, and fixing your personal technical issues, so that you reach your vocal optimum”
Simona teaches on Mondays and Thursdays
PLEASE NOTE THAT SIMONA TEACHES NEW STUDENTS AGED UNDER 14 AT A LOWER RATE THAN HER LEVEL (LEVEL 2 AS APPOSED TO LEVEL 3!)