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Subjects: Italian


Ciao! I was born and raised in Milan, Italy. I graduated from the Accademia d'Arte Drammatica del Piccolo Teatro di Milano with a degree in acting. I performed for several years before moving on to study filmmaking. While in film school I worked as a journalist, writing about theater and film for Condé Nast magazines. In 1997 I relocated to Los Angeles to teach Italian language and diction, focusing especially on opera singers and actors.

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Sarah L.
"Valentina is a bright, animated, wonderful teacher who is patient and knowledgeable. She makes the classroom a safe place to ask questions. I highly recommend her to other students."

Victoria J.
"Valentina is terrific, and moderates the information flow and homework and subject to the student's interest. She is very professional and empathic as well."

Layna F.
"Valentina has been wonderful with my son and has brought a new joy of learning Italian to him. He really likes her professionlism and her attentiveness to him and his needs. She is terrific and we are happy to have her."

Lauren H.
"Valentina makes each class different and enjoyable for me. She always makes it very clear to me that my learning is at my own pace, which allows for me to never feel pressured (and I really appreciate that! because of my busy schedule) I especially feel incredibly accomplished when our entire class time lesson is purely conversational (in italian of course). It shows me how I'm progressing and really motivates me!"


Locations & Map:

Private classes available at your home, office, or for a better rate at our teacher's location in Los Angeles, santa monica, Hollywood (see map below.) Don't live close to Los Angeles, santa monica, Hollywood but want to work with Valentina? Take private classes online!

More Info & Rates

Rates as low as $35 per hour for private classes, or $18 per hour for group classes. Check out our Italian page(s) for more info including rates, approach, and more.


Want more information? Fill out our application and we will get in touch with you within 24 hours via email and or by phone. Want to speak to someone right away? Give us a call M-F 323 638 9787 We look forward to hearing from you!

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