Music & Theater Schools in Florence

Italians are performers. Who better to learn the art of entertainment from than the champions of animated emotions, dancing gestures and uninhibited passion?

Not to mention this country is where Opera was born and one in which there is no shortage of gorgeous, centuries-old stages waiting for you to break into their spotlight.

SACI Studio Arts College International

Via Sant’Antonino, 11 - 50123 Firenze, Italy
Phone: +39 055 289 948
Fax: +39 055 2776 408

Course in theater acting: Italian methods and techniques, as well as many other in the fine, performance, visual, liberal and decorative arts; design; and Italian language.

SACI’s mission is to provide a unique, life-enhancing study-abroad experience in the center of Florence for students of both traditional and contemporary studio arts and design by offering:

  • Direct access to centuries of Florentine and Italian culture;
  • A wide range of art and design studio and complementary academic courses of outstanding quality;
  • The opportunity to be part of an institution engaged in leading areas of research and exploration;
  • The unparalleled opportunity to interact with the Florentine community through a variety of social and humanitarian programs

Laboratorio Nove Scuola di Teatro

*Website in Italian
Viale Ariosto, 188 I - 50019 Sesto Fiorentino
Phone/Fax: 0039 055 44 50 41

Since 1982 Laboratorio Nove has set out to be the benchmark for training actors, putting into effect a flexible program of educational research for all those who wish to take up theatre. Thanks to constant contact with the Compagnia Laboratorio Nove and the Teatro della Limonaia, the Scuola di Teatro is able to offer its pupils direct experience of what is really happening in the new theatrical scene.

Accademia Teatrale di Firenze

Piazza Alberti, 1a, first floor
Phone: +39 055 276 7828
Cell: + 39 335 520 4807

Since 1992 the Academy has been organizing various cultural activities in collaboration with the most important names in contemporary art.
The Academy also has theatre courses sponsored by the Florence city council.

The studentsVille founder was a student at this school and highly recommends it!

Accademia San Felice (site is in Italian)


Via Paisiello 131 50127 Florence, Italy

Ph: +39 055 324 5266

This music academy began in 1991, and after moving twice, you will find it in its current location in Via Paisiello near Cascine Park. Here you will find the expertise of 24 teachers teaching 16 different courses that cover every aspect of music. They hold courses for children, teens and adults. Accademia San Felice can also prepare you for ABRSM exams which are held twice a year at the school as well. For a professional setting that will teach you the true passion of music, try Accademia San Felice.

Lorenzo De' Medici Italian International Institute 

Via Faenza, 43 - 50123 Firenze, Italia
Ph: +39 055 283142 / +39 055 287203 / +39 055 287360
Fax: +39 055 289514 / +39 055 2398920

30 years of International Education

Founded in 1973, the school was one of the very first in Florence to specialize in the teaching of Italian as a foreign language. Situated right in the historic centre and housed in a former convent dating back to the medieval period (the adjacent thirteenth century church of San Jacopo Corbolini is integrated into the school complex) the LdM provides a wide range of modern conveniences such as a cafeteria, air-conditioning, reading/computer rooms and an attractive courtyard garden.

In affiliation with The Art Institute of Florence, we offer a wide range of Studio Art courses at all levels including dance, music and theater performance in addition to painting, drawing, sculpture and mixed media, interior, graphic and fashion design, fashion marketing and merchandising, jewelry design, printmaking, fine art restorations, ceramics, photography, film, multimedia, and cooking.

The school guarantees high-quality teaching and services provided: we are authorized by the MINISTRY OF PUBLIC EDUCATION and are members of the following associations and federations: ASILS, FEDE, FIYTO, EAIE, ALTO, ELIA.

Accademia Europa di Firenze

Via Roma, 4 - 50123 Florence Italy
Phone: + 39 055 21 15 99

Fax: + 39 055 239 99 94

Situated right in the heart of historic Florence, literally feet away from the Cathedral, the school is dedicated to teaching Italian language and culture. Because of its fantastic location, AEF participates actively in the city's diverse cultural activities, creating an atmosphere of spontaneous and pleasant interaction between Italians and foreigners.

We offer courses in opera directing, opera singing, opera language, vocal music, group song, piano and musical instruments, as well as ceramics and refurbishing, Italian language, arts, music, food and culture courses.

Accademia Bartolomeo Cristofori :: Music Academy Florence

*Website in Italian only
Via di Camaldoli, 7/R - 50124 Firenze
Ph/Fax: +39 055 221 646

L'Accademia Bartolomeo Cristofori, fondata a Firenze nel 1989 per iniziativa di un gruppo di amici appassionati di musica e di strumenti antichi, ha avuto come obiettivo proprio quello di creare un centro, unico in Italia, dedicato interamente al fortepiano così da avere la possibilità di far musica su strumenti originali e studiare in profondità gli stili interpretativi ed esecutivi a questi connessi.

Il Trillo - Music and Arts School in Florence

Piazza Salvemini, 21 -50122 Firenze
Ph/Fax: +39 055 234 1049
Skype: iltrillo1

The school is a long term program (fall and spring semester). Students can choose to study the entire scholastic year or simply one semester. All courses are taught by professional musicians who regularly win prestigious performing arts awards and competitions. Students who are interested will have to undergo an audition that will help our instructors decipher the level and placement of each student.

Florence is considered one of the most vibrant, arts-oriented cities in the world. Therefore, Il Trillo has access to superb theaters, recital halls and historic churches for performances in addition to practice facilities at the school.

Small class sizes, hour-long lessons, and co-curricular opportunities guarantee a quality experience for our students.  Our open, friendly supportive atmosphere, nurtures creativity and encourages students to achieve their best.