Francis Roberts

Francis R.

San Diego, CA
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About

Francis delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 1+ and special needs

Teaching since:
June 2003

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, recording, and songwriting. I teach based on student needs, and I find each student benefits from a different curriculum.

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Education

BA/Music
Sep 2007 - Jun 2010
UCSD

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Affiliations

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
May 2013

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.

Photos & 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. :)
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7 Reviews

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Ethan A. Nov 12, 2015
Arrangement and Composition · Online

A talented musician and caring instructor. My son is on the Autism Spectrum and really related to Francis. Francis encourages his students to lead the way with what they desire out of their lessons. So happy we found him!

Kevin M. Oct 6, 2015
Singing · In studio

my first lesson with Francis was excellent. we talked about goals for a few minutes, then got to work. It was a good vocal warmup and workout. I learned vocal exercises, as well as practicing on a song I wanted to work on. Francis is obviously a pro.

Dale C. Oct 1, 2015
Singing · In studio

Great first lesson. Helped me understand my range, projection, threw in some theory, and gave me a great base to start my development. Overall nice person and kept the lesson on track, focused,and interesting. Looking forward to more classes.

Bjoern P. Mar 8, 2015
Singing · In home

Francis has been just fantastic as my first ever singing teacher. He completely made me feel at ease, provided me with material to practice in between lessons, and is just a genuinely nice guy to be around. He provided good and intuitive help to improve my singing, and I fell I have improved lightyears in just a few weeks.

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Richard C. Nov 19, 2014
Bass Guitar · In home

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. Jun 19, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Francis is great. Always on time, always available to chat about areas I had questions or challenges, always insightful.

Pietro C. Oct 5, 2013
Guitar ·

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.

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