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.
I love going around to Miss Lorraine's house for a piano lesson. Miss Lorraine herself is a very nice teacher. She's funny, kind, strict, anything teacher needs to have. I love going and doing festivals and exams and getting my confidence stronger. I also love doing pieces with Miss Lorraine. She doesn't give you much and she does not give you too little work to do for the next week. If you are doing a theory exam and you forget or didn't have time to do the homework for it, don't worry, Miss Lorraine won't get angry.
I decided to learn to play piano one year ago at the age of 60 and was very nervous and apprehensive. Lorraine is a brilliant teacher she; she is very enthusiastic, talented and patient and makes you believe that no matter what age and ability you are you can achieve great results. Her lessons are extremely enjoyable and you come away feeling a sense of pride in yourself.
Miss Lorraine has taught my daughter piano grades and GCSE music. Her professional but friendly and motivating style of teaching has really helped to develop my daughter's musical ability and we are very pleased with the great progress she has made. Thank you Lorraine!