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DalMaestro Isabella Abbonizio


Isabella Abbonizio

RCM Certified
Certified Online Teacher
RCM Examiner
I am a classical guitar performer, educator, and researcher musicologist. I have more than 15 years of teaching experience in Italy and the USA with students of all ages and levels. I like teaching, nurturing students' passion for music and guitar, and sharing with them my knowledge and skills. I am the director and co-founder of DalMaestro, an online and in-person music school based in New York, NY. My students have been accepted into prestigious music schools, including Mannes School of Music and La Guardia High School. They regularly receive RCM awards and have been selected to perform in Carnegie Hall for the RCM North East Annual Celebration of Excellence Recital since 2017. They also performed in prestigious venues in New York City, including Manhattan School of Music. I am a member of the RCM College of Examiners, a RCM guitar and music theory certified teacher sice 2016, and a RCM Certified Online Teacher. I hold a Guitar Diploma from the "G. B. Martini" Conservatory of Bologna (Italy), an M.A. with honors in Musicology and a Ph.D. in Musicology from the University of Rome. I can't wait to meet and work with you!

Instrument / Discipline

  • Guitar
  • History
  • Rudiments
  • Theory
  • Harmony

Spoken languages

  • English

Specialized in

  • Youth (7-17)
  • Adults (18+)
  • Young Children (under 7)
  • Beginner/Elementary
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Teaches At

  • At a school
  • At own studio
  • Online

Specialist designation

  • Guitar - Elementary
  • Guitar - Intermediate
  • Theory - Elementary
  • Theory - Intermediate


  • 2010 - Ph.D. Musicology - University of Rome, Italy
  • 2004 - Master of Arts in Musicology - Uiversity of Bologna, Italy
  • 2001 - Guitar Performance Diploma - Giovanni Battista Martini Conservatory of Music, Bologna, Italy

School Associations

  • Guitar Foundation of America - National
RCM Credentials
RCM Certified
RCM Examiner