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

The Accademia Europea di Firenze is a 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.
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Leonardo Pieri


Leonardo studied Classical Piano, Classical Composition and Jazz in Florence; Composition and Jazz Composition at Berkley College in Boston; 20th Century Composition and Computer Music in Paris; Jazz Orchestra Arranging and Composing at Siena Jazz Academy. He earned his Master's Degree in Jazz in 2006. He taught Music Theory and Keyboard Harmony at NYU Florence Music Program from 2008 to 2012. Since 2006 he has been performing in Angelo Branduardi's Group. In 2000 he was a finalist in the European auditions for l'Orchestre National du Jazz Français (the only pianist-keyboard player) and the only pianist accepted in the Orchestre National du Jazz.


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