Accademia Europea di Firenze
The best way to learn Italian Language, Culture and the Arts in Florence

The Accademia Europea di Firenze is an International School of Italian Arts, Language and Culture. Founded in 2005 as an Italian language school for foreigners, over time our school has expanded and transformed to now offer students courses of Italian art and culture, music and dance. AEF also offers Certificate Programs in Voice & Opera, Drawing & Painting, Dance, and Italian Language & Culture, as well as Study Abroad Programs in collaboration with prestigious American Universities, intensive Summer and Winter Programs and Joint Academic Programs developed with universities from all over the world. Deeply rooted in Italian history and culture, but compliant with European academic standards, our school is enhanced by our experiential learning approach and the top quality of our faculty, which contribute to the creation of an international community in the city of Renaissance and universal beauty. Are you ready to be part of it?

Gianni Zei

zeiGuitarist, composer and teacher, professional since 1987. In over a 30-year career, he has developed a cross-language between the various stylistic disciplines and guitar techniques in different genres, from jazz to classical guitar. He is considered one of the best Italian teachers for Jazz and Modern guitar; numerous Italian and foreign students have studied under his wing, many of whom are now established professionals. Currently he performs as a soloist or in small musical groups. He carries out an intense didactic activity, teaching basic courses, improvement courses and improvisation. 

MODERN GUITAR AND JAZZ