Why Fireworks?

“Did you know that every time musicians pick up their instruments there are fireworks going off all over their brain? Inside their brain there is a party going on...

Playing music is the brain's equivalent of a full-body workout. Playing a musical instrument engages practically every area of the brain at once.”

How playing an instrument benefits your brain – Dr Anita Collins


Inspiring music teachers in the comfort of your home.

We teach throughout London: zones 1-3.

Locations throughout London are available if you prefer to travel to your teachers' house.

Our Story 

After graduating from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Royal College of Music, Barbara (right), the director and founder of Fireworks Music School, phoned a group of friends from these prestigious conservatoires to discuss the idea of founding a new music school together. The core principle of this new school was to have great teachers who were also outstanding performers - abolishing the idea that ‘those who can do, those who can't teach’. Our belief is that those who can, teach better, and their pupils have better results as a consequence.

Having studied at some of the best conservatoires in the world, Barbara and her tutors know the importance of having inspiring teachers who are able to let you feel their passion for what they do. Being a teacher is about more than sitting in a chair and supervising a pupil playing scales. It is about being able to pass on the magic of music to our students. 

We play, breathe and live music every day, and our pupils thrive on our love of music.

We teach to inspire.

Barbara De Biasi

Barbara is the founder and director of Fireworks Music School. She was born in Pisa (only a few yards from the leaning tower) and has been playing the piano since she was five years old.

She began her musical career as a pianist and was awarded a First-class Honours Degree in Piano at La Spezia's Conservatoire (Italy) at just 20 years of age.

Barbara studied Composition at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and graduated with a BMus(Hons) in Composition in 2013.

In June 2014, Barbara was awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Composition for Screen from the prestigious Royal College of Music.