Simona brings to the program an innate understanding of the teaching philosophies which Bridges to Music refers to. She joined the program in 2012 and worked and trained with Jane before undertaking solo pre-school classes. Since 2013 Simona has been teaching the Early Childhood program at the Sydney Conservatorium. Simona grew up in Italy, studying languages, flute and Baroque recorders and has a Bachelor of Music Theory from the Conservatorium Giuseppe Verdi in Turin. She has regularly attended Dalcroze Summer Schools and Workshops and understands the importance of movement as an integral component in early childhood music education. In 2019 Simona has completed Songwriting Level 1 and 2 course at the Conservatorium Open Academy. Simona is a passionate and dedicated musician and for the past 10 years has been studying the piano focusing on classical music and improvisation.