Paola Rossi


She began teaching in 1979 in Rome, in a school founded by Ms. Bianca Maria Scabelloni, where a teaching method inspired to Rudolf Steiner's pedagogical indications was followed.

In order to best meet the educational needs of children, she has attended courses in painting, pottery, music, singing, theatre education and psycomotor education.

To enrich her knowledge and educational experience, she has also worked in the Steiner field of therapeutic pedagogy.

From 2010 to 2013 she taught at Sant'Ivo Institute of Rome and in the school year 2013-2014 she worked at the state kindergarten.

Laura Chiara Ciaravolo


She inherited from her mother, a teacher at the State Kindergarten school, the passion for children's education and she decided to follow in her mother’s footsteps.

In 2008 she graduated in psychology at the Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza", and in 2013 she graduated in Pedagogical Sciences at the University of Rome "Roma Tre".

At the age of 7 years she joined Agesci and since 2006 she became Chief scout of her group. She started the training within the Association and in 2009 she was made the "leader of the Pack", whom is the teacher responsible for the children.

The scout service and volunteer activities to which she has devoted her time over the years to meet children and young people with different disabilities and to establish with each a genuine educational relationship. Since she was very young she worked as a nanny and a teacher for several families and in different social contexts, taking on roles of increasing responsibility and independance.

Thanks to more indepth studying and many workshops and training courses, including the Montessori specialisation she improved herself in new educational, expressive and artistic techniques.

After graduation she started to assume positions as an educator at nurseries and Kindergarten school of the municipality of Rome.

Sara Tirzi


She grew up in a large family of six people, has always been in contact with the world of art, pedagogy and music by her father, a homeopathic doctor, who has been acting as a doctor in Waldorf schools.

After graduating first in art at the Ripetta school, she graduated from the University of Education of Roma Tre.

She started at the Institute Sant'Ivo working as an educator in the pre-kindergarten, then she was a kindergarten teacher and lastly head of the art laboratory.

She worked at the pre-kindergarten, l’Albero d’Oroin, the role of educator and teacher and works with Ilyo's Association to promote artistic and cultural events in the centre of Rome.




Nicoletta Maiello


She was born and raised in Rome in a bilingual family (English- Italian). During her late teens, she moved to Ireland and then to London.

In her early twenties, she came back to Italy and decided to study at the University at La Sapienza di Roma, where she graduated in 2006.

To continue her further education enrolled in the International acting school of Rome, and throughout the years followed several acting classes and workshops, studying for example: with Michael Margotta (former teacher at the Lee Strasberg Institute).

From 2013 until 2019, she worked at the John Peter Sloan - La Scuola, not only teaching English to both children and adults but also recruiting and training new teachers.

In 2018 she collaborated as an acting teacher with several acting schools, such as the International College of Musical Theatre, and Action Pro.

In 2019 she started working at the Stap- Accademia recitazione del Brancaccio, where she is currently teaching acting in English to both children and adults, and she is in charge of their summer camp classes in English.

Furthermore, she has been working extensively as a performer in theatre, tv, and movie. She starred in many international projects directed by Paolo Sorrentino, Sergio Gezzan, and Terrence Malick.

Giulia Ortelli


Daughter of an Italian father and British mother Giulia was born and raised in Chester , North West England.  After completing her secondary education she moved to London to continue her further education obtaining a BA Hons degree in International Business Studies with Italian and Spanish from Brunel University followed by the Cambridge T.E.F.L certificate in order to be able to teach English as a foreign language.

She worked for a year for a private school in Madrid teaching English to both children and adults. In 1997 she moved to Rome where she continued her teaching in a language school . Over these years she taught English to a variety of age groups and levels:  from elementary to preparation for official Cambridge exams, such as KEY, PET and FCE and also the IELTS exam and Business English. 

Upon getting married and deciding to start a family in 2001 she changed career direction and worked part time for many years in the tourism industry in order to be able to dedicate her time to her three children who are all bilingual.

At the beginning of 2017 she made the decision to return to the world of teaching  and rediscovered her passion for working with children

Amanda Malafarina


She obtained a double degree in piano at the College for Music under the guidance of maestro Sergio Cafaro, and in music education at the Accademia Musicale Pescarese. She continued her studies attending the courses of the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia in Rome, and others, recognized by the Ministry of education. 

She has been teaching with passion piano and propaedeutics music for 25 years and music education for 12 years at the nursery and primary school  Sant'Ivo in Rome.

She graduated in music therapy at the l.U.Me. N.A. and she worked as a trainee at the Maternity ward of ASL RM XVI under the supervision of neuropsychiatrist Maria Brahmins.

She majored in music in pregnancy and she developed and created some activities she proposed in the context of childbirth preparation classes at Gemelli hospital. 

Following the birth of her first daughter, she delved into the Gordon method, specializing in music education for young children.

She founded and run the Cultural Association S.I.N.G. which aims to spread music education through instrument courses for all ages and concert lectures for schools.

She organizes concerts in which children and teenagers can experiment with various musical instruments as soloists, Chamber music performer and orchestra.

She firmly believes in the importance of music practice from an early age, to improve both human and affective relationships, in children and teens. She has dedicated her life to the teaching of music because she does believe in the beneficial power it has on the human being and because she loves to teach children. 

Pamela Rado


Since she was a child she has shown strong attitudes for sports activities and theater play.

She obtained a high-school diploma at the "Istituto Magistrale Pedagogico/Linguistico" E. Palumbo "in Brindisi in 1999, she choose an artistic curriculum for her university studies and graduated in 2008 in Cultural Heritage with curriculum (Science and Technology of Art, Music and Entertainment) at the University of Lecce with a thesis entitled "Theater in schools as an alternative pedagogy".

In 2010 she moved to Rome and carried on her studies of theater in the schools and discovered another passion closely related to it, which is the psychomotricity, continuing her training.

Since 2014 she has been collaborating with various associations and with kindergarten and primary schools, teaching theater and psychomotor skills.

Elisabetta Serpi


She studied  at the "N.Paganini" Conservatory in Genoa, and carried out her activity as a flute player for philharmonic, private and municipal concerts. She also worked for the social services with the National Civil Service at the Cooperativa "Il Sentiero di Arianna" working with children, elderly and disabled people.

From then on, she started working for professional education centers for people with disabilities, educational centers, foster care and schools.

Her predisposition to work with children, enriched by music, dance, art and theater education, broght her to collaborate with associations, schools and gyms.

In 2011 she moved to Rome and collaborated as a theater operator inside some schools with the association "La Gattaturchina".

She never left the world of music and dance, and performed musical and artistic activities for children for "PrimaVeraArte".

In 2016 she worked with for the capoeiristic association "Cordao De Ouro" as a psychomotor and capoeira teacher for children.

She attended several training courses regarding work on body and movement, including Segni Mossi, DanzaMovimentoTerapia, and BodyPercussion.

She has also been performing set design activities for childhood plays for several years.

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