“From the love for Jazz to Song-writing.”
Born in Italy, Davina started her musical studies at the age of nine. Being raised in a family with authentic taste for music, Davina grew up listening to many different artists and genres: from A. C. Jobim to George Gershwin, to more pop and soul artists and songwriters like Joni Mitchell, Sting, Lianne la Havas and more. Arrived in The Netherlands in 2016 she dedicated herself to Jazz music (Codarts Conservatory – Rotterdam), gaining vocal style and texture. She participated in projects organized by the worldwide famous Metropole Orchestra, working with English conductor, composer and arranger Jules Buckley and one of the most popular soul singers of the Netherlands, Shirma Rouse. In 2018 a new chapter began when she felt the urge of writing own material and exploring her artistic identity. It didn’t take long before opportunities came along her path: in July 2019 Davina performed on one of North Sea Jazz Festival stages with a full line-up.
On November 26 (2021) she released her DEBUT ALBUM Desiderio, which is now available on all digital platforms and in physical copies. The record includes single Lullaby of the Sea, which features 4-time GRAMMY award-winning bass player, composer and producer Michael League.
“In my lessons, I like to focus on: the discovery of our inner instrument and therefore of our body, its mechanisms and how to make them functional to the performance; challenging aspects of the repertoire, expressivity, articulation of sound and syllables, exploring the many ways to sing a tune and make it our own.
The reason why I like teaching is simple: I was born with some talent, but nothing came easy to me. I had to work hard on each and every aspect to develop a professional level and, even more important, my artistic personality. The challenges I went through allow me now to understand the student and how to help him/her with a tailored learning plan. Therefore my specialty is providing my students with a vocal technique which will allow them to sing any style they wish and become the artist they want to be.
Besides singing I have a deep knowledge of theory and songwriting, and I can prepare students for conservatory auditions and competitions. Learning to play guitar and sing is also possible! Would you like to mix up 2 subjects (for example singing and guitar, singing and songwriting)? Let’s do it!!! 🙂
The best thing a student can do to prepare the first lesson is: bring your favorite song and all your questions/wishes”!