Welcome to The Bluebell Music Academy.
My name is Lorraine Migliorini. I am a professional musician and teacher. Born in Holborn, London in 1965 to parents of Italian and Anglo-Portuguese descent, I displayed interest in music from a very young age. My parents found me my first piano teacher, a blind man who sadly is no longer with us. His lack of sight was invaluable to me; he honed my musical ‘ear’ to a very high standard whereby I can listen to a piece, play it and then re-write it, if necessary, at different levels. A most useful tool for all standards and abilities of pupils who are craving to play their favourite tune, especially teenagers undertaking GCSE/A level in this subject.
I am primarily a teacher, then a performer. Passionate about passing on information, I would like to think this is evident through the music and careers of my students, a few of whom have continued to be successful musicians/performers in their own right.
I myself am a pianist and violinist and have grade 8 in both, with distinctions on violin and in theory, too. I also play the guitar to a lesser level.
I studied at a London Conservatoire – The Royal College of Music - where I attained my first degree, following this with a post-graduate certificate at Goldsmith’s College, London University. I have been a teacher/Head of Music in state schools with over 20 years experience, having retired early to set up my own business in order to teach music the way it should be taught; without restrictions amongst children and adults who choose and want to learn.
My own performing skills include playing the violin in a local Symphony Orchestra, playing piano in hotels and restaurants and at other functions and events including the organ at weddings and funerals and I am an official accompanist for festivals and formal examinations.
I am currently the Concert Director for the two final prestigious events at the end of the Leigh Music Festival which takes place annually.