A little more about me:
Raised in Portugal by a Portuguese father and a French mother, I see myself as a cosmopolitan person who shows respect and curiosity for all cultures. Music has always been my refuge. I started learning the piano at the age of 8 and singing in the children's choir. When I was 17 I started to study classical singing. After an Erasmus semester abroad at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, I decided to stay in Austria and went to Linz to do a master’s degree in classical singing and a bachelor’s degree in vocal pedagogy, both at the Anton Bruckner University. I began teaching singing during my studies and decided to continue to pursue this way while continuing my activities as singer. I also began singing other genres of music such as french chansons and musical and discovering a way of teaching singing that became my own. Since I have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology I have also researched on how the principles of the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) can be used during the music lessons and for the musicians in order to improve their performance and well-being.
I am the co-author with Dr. David Juncos of the book tha: "Act for Musicians - Enhancing Performance with the Acceptance and Commitment Training"
As a professional singer I work namely with the pianist Joana Rolo in a duo that performs in all Europe. You can visit our website and activities at: www.duoelvirejoana.com
Follow also in Youtube our Vocalini project of Multilingual children songs: VOCALINI