Simona Ficarotta

Level 4

Simona is a professional singer, vocal coach and accredited vocal instructor with the The Institute for Vocal Advancement.

Simona has been teaching voice lessons in London since over 10 years. She works with a wide range of artists of all ages and abilities, from West-End professionals to complete beginners. As a specialist in contemporary voice training Simona lectured Voice Pedagogy at BIMM London (British Institute of Modern Music) for two years and has worked as Vocal Coach for London West End Musical Theatre productions including Andrew Lloyd Webber “School of Rock” and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”.

Her professional training started in Italy at the Brass Group School of Jazz Music and went on with the Italian Opera Singer Alessia Sparacio.

She then joined Speech Level Singing and, as one of their instructors, she 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)

Since 2015 she is a Certified Vocal Instructor and Area Representative at the Institute for Vocal Advancement (IVA) where she is also committed to ongoing training.

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, Alley Cat 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 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. My teaching method will allow 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 currently teaches in person on Thursdays and online Monday to Friday.

KIDS SPECIAL OFFER: 30 mins lesson £25.00 INSTEAD OF £32.00 (valid with Simona, for kids under the age of 14; available for new students as first lesson trial offer)

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