Francis R.

Francis R.

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3 Reviews
San Diego, CA

About Francis R.

Background check: Last verified 11/10/2014
Francis passed a background check on 11/10/2014 that included the following:
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Francis teaches: Males 1 and up
Females 1 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: June 2003
Last sign in: 5 days ago
Average response time: 3 hours

Overview

Hi everyone! I'm a hard-working musician with a background in live performance, songwriting, composition, and home recording. I want to help you perform the music you love, whether you're playing to your family, your webcam, or a 15,000 seat arena. I have been teaching private music lessons since 2007.

I am a graduate of UCSD, where I completed my bachelor's degree in music theory and composition. I have taken years of private lessons, played bass, guitar, and mandolin in local and touring bands, and released three albums of original music. I want to make your goals accessible.

*** Lesson Details ***
I focus on making lessons fun for my students. I emphasize the importance of practicing on your own and building confidence by performing live and/or writing your own songs. I love to help people get better at sounding like themselves.

During lessons from me, you can expect to play, sing, clap your hands, and become completely immersed in the music you love. Whether your goal is to perform in front of an audience, record albums, or just play for fun in your living room, I'll help you make that happen.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music room, seating available, street parking.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I only teach students who provide their own instrument. I am willing to provide a loaner guitar for the week if a student's instrument needs to be repaired or is not accessible for any reason. I also provide homework when necessary :)

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in teaching confidence in performance practices, technique, singing and playing, and good microphone habits for singing, speaking, and recording, and songwriting. I teach based on student needs, and I find each student benefits from a different curriculum.

Photos and Videos

Acoustic version of "If Only" from my band Old Man Wizard's 2013 album Unfavorable. I'm in the middle singing and playing the acoustic guitar. Excuse the quality; I'm uploading this one to make it abundantly clear that this is real and performed in one take. Enjoy the imperfections. :)

Education

BA in Music Sep 2007 - Jun 2010
UCSD

Languages Spoken

English Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers May 2013
ASCAP

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

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3 Reviews on Francis R.

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Richard C. November 19, 2014
Bass Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Francis is a fantastic instructor. He is very patient and knowledgeable. My friends asked me to play bass guitar in their rock band so I needed to learn fast. Francis taught me the basics and quickly moved on to tips and tricks to help me advance. I am having a blast.
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David K. June 19, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Francis is great. Always on time, always available to chat about areas I had questions or challenges, always insightful.
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Pietro C. October 5, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
Amazing instructor

Francis is a true professional, his patient and extremely dedicated to teaching his love for music. His friendly demeanor inspires you create and believe in yourself as a musician.