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Lígia Silva PRO

Flute and saxophone teacher
, Porto, PT

Meet Lígia





Music started as a teenager’s hobby. In a somewhat random choice I ended up playing flute in Porto’s Conservatory, with Iwona Saiote. The challenge of mastering an instrument and a new artistic expression made me pursue my studies in a Bachelor degree at ESMAE (High School of Music and Performative Arts), 6 years later. Under the ERASMUS program I studied at the Koninklijk Vlaams Conservatorium in Belgium, with Aldo Baerten and Peter Verhoyen.

Returning to Portugal I concluded a master degree on Music teaching, at Aveiro University (2011), specialized in flute, and started to work as a teacher. By this time I realized that classical music had been more a challenge than a passion and that jazz music gave me much more pleasure as a listener. So I started learning jazz in a private school and soon wanted to pursue it more seriously. As there was no flute in jazz colleges in Portugal I started learning saxophone, which seemed much easier that it actually was. Some years of hard work enabled me to get a jazz bachelor degree, at ESMAE in 2017, and add not only a new musical language but also a new instrument to my creative and performative options.

Along the years I worked with different chamber and jazz groups, a few composers, and made part of some disk record projects.

Between 2017 and 2019 I dedicated to a jazz sextet with my own original songs and arrangements and to starting a swing band “The bouncing brothers”.

Since September 2019 I’m in a PhD course, in Coimbra University, on Artistic Studies, where I’ve been studying the processes of music perception (how we hear a group of sounds and give a musical meaning to it) and how it affects our time perception.

What to expect

Lessons tailored to your musical goals, your personal background and preferences. I love to learn with every student so feel free to bring the music you'd like to play, I'll be happy to do specific arrangements and exercises to help you get there.

Style and Genre






Master in Music education - Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal)

Bachelor in Jazz Saxophone - Escola Superior de Música e das Artes do Espectáculo (Portugal)

Bachelor in Classical Flute - Escola Superior de Música e das Artes do Espectáculo (Portugal) and antwerpen koninklijk conservatorium (Belgium)


3rd prize for best presentation - research n music and time perception

best student of the year 2019-2020 - PhD on artistic studies


Flute and saxophone teacher at Lessonface since 2016

Flute teacher at Esposende Music School, Portugal since 2010, - children between 8 and 15 yo

Saxophone and flute teacher at Escola de Jazz do Porto, private jazz school, from 2013-2018

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