academic development

skill acquisition



KS1, KS2, KS3, GCSE, ABRSM Grades: 1-8, Trinity Grades: 1-8

Music Theory

KS1, KS2

Music Theory


Education & Relevant Experience

Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK

  • Applied Professional Practice
  • Vocal Pedagogy

2016 - 2018

Waltham Forest Community Learning and Skills Service

  • Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS)


Conservatory of Music L. Refice

  • Jazz Music

2007 - 2011

Teaching Experience

I started teaching in 2005 after a long and varied performing career. Teaching is my absolute passion, and over the years, this passion has brought me to work with multiple schools, colleges and academies, as a voice Educator, class teacher and workshop facilitator. I have taught singing to students of all ages and levels, from kindergarten to adult professionals. I have successfully prepared many students for their graded exams (100% success rate), auditions and performances.

Whatever the setting, I always strive to create a positive and encouraging learning environment, and I carefully tailor every lesson to reach every student and help them fulfil their potential.

About Ileana d

I am a London based singing teacher and jazz singer. Born in Rome, I started my musical studies on piano at the age of ten. I then studied classical singing with the late Canadian soprano Marguerite Lavergne and contemporary singing at St Louis College of Music. I completed my vocal studies at Licinio Refice Music Conservatory (Italy), where I graduated in jazz.

Beginning my performing career in 1997, I have since then recorded three albums and involved myself in a multitude of musical projects, performing alongside many leading musicians on the Rome and London scene. In 2018, I was awarded a distinction for my PGCert in vocal pedagogy from Cardiff Metropolitan University, having the honour to present my research project on voice and posture at the 2018 Voice Geek Conference in Colchester alongside internationally renowned experts.