87% of our alumni work as professionals

Music Academy: Lessons to fly high

Over the years Music Academy has helped its young talents to reach the highest levels required in the current music business. Not only have we helped them from an academic perspective but our Artist Development Centre has always been active in searching opportunities on an international basis.  Because of the skills and knowledge obtained it is a fact the today 87% of our graduates are working as professionals.

Here are some of the Alumni and their success stories.

Robert Kevin Grasso

Singer/producer, after graduation moved to New York to attend a “Master of Music” at the Queens College. Very busy on the local music scene.

Archelao Macrillò

Powerful and precise drummer with a wide experience in New York where he worked as a session musician. He currently works in Italy for Franco Rossi .

Alessandro Carnevali

Producer and sound engineer, has been working for years alongside international sound engineer Luca Bignardi for high profile artists.

Carmen Vandemberg

After graduating, Carmen started her career as a guitar player. Recently Carmen has been involved on the latest Jeff Beck album.

Emanuele Pertoldi

International profile DJ currently works in Berlin and throughout Europe. He graduated in Music Production.

Rodolfo Valdifiori

A young and talented bass player, currently working in London as a studio and live session player.

Giacomo Da Ros

Highly in-demand versatile bass player. Among his collaborations he has worked with the pop star Elisa.

Carlo Chiarenza

Currently on a european and american tour with rock band Exilia. Also works as a session player for both rock and jazz projects.

Nicoletta Dale

Singer and vocal coach, after working on a number of tv shows she now runs her own successful school in Italy.


Aldo Betto

Super active session player. Has huge live experience and perhaps a world guinness record, having played 32 gigs in a single month!

Giampiero Morici

Guitarist and business man, he has been performing on many musical tours including Jesus Christ Superstar and Cats.


Luca Marchi

Bass player and founding member of the rock band Blastema. Despite his young age he has participated in important festivals and tv shows.


Linda Buratto

After graduating at she moved to Guildford (UK) and started working on international tours with different bands opening for main acts such as Queen and many others.

Andrea Nardinocchi

Eclectic artist and singer/songwriter loves to experiment in different styles. He signed a record contract with EMI as a solo artist.


Nelson Pari

Jazz guitar player, currently attending Trinity Laban in London after winning a Masters scholarship. Works regularly in the jazz scene.

Andrea Bedin

Works as a session player and Jackson endorser. Has performed with Gregg Bissonette, Nick D’Virgilio and Carl Verheyen.


Angelica Comandini

Currently attending a course and performing live on the tv show Colorado Caffè house band.


Gabriele Rustichelli

Founder of alternative rock band Klogr, touring the world and produced by Korn’s production team.


Nicola Cipriani

Guitar session player and Manne Guitars endorser. Tours regularly with italian pop-star Paolo Meneguzzi.

Michele Iaia

Has toured on the european leg of the Jesus Christ Superstar musical and works regularly as a jazz player.


Beppe Tranquillino

Singer-songwriter, founder of “Misero Spettacolo” has performed over 500 show in the last 10 years selling thousands of albums.


Alessandra Ferrari

After winning a Music Academy scholarship she was hired (still 16 years old) as the main vocalist for the musical “Romeo and Juliet”.

Matteo Tolomei

Winner of the european contest “Mapex European Contest Drummer of Tomorrow” in 2006; in the same year another on of our students,  Lorenzo Monti, won second place.

Giammaria Rocchetti

Singer/songwriter. Has performed on two different albums for the rock band Morphology reaching heavy rotation on Virgin Radio.

Fabrizio Frangione

Fabrizio works regularly as a music educator running his own school as well as a session player.

Pietro Posani

Very young and talented player works on many projects. Pietro is a Bogner endorser working with the company on a series of instructional videos.


Jade Canali

Solo artist with huge tv experience. Has performed successfully on X Factor 8 and won the italian award “Telegatto”.
In 2015 realeased her first solo album.

Mantis Le Sin

London based singer currently works with the heavy rock band Rain who have been active for 30 years and involved in many tours throughout Europe and North America.

Mamo Giusti

Guitarist for J27, the hard rock band with many albums and tours. Also active as a guitar educator and school manager.

Paolo Roberto Pianezza

Leader for Paul Mad Gang, rock’n’roll band active internationally with many show in the United States, mostly in Nashville and New Orleans.

Tommy Ruggero

Session drummer, has recorded and toured with important pop artists such as Vasco Rossi, Laura Pausini, Renato Zero, Francesco Renga and many others.