David France

David F.

Medford, MA

Lesson Details

Violin

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Music has an uncanny ability to communicate without words the often indescribable. Whether you are looking to start the violin for the first time or are picking it up again after a "sabbatical" I'd love to come alongside this journey and work with you, your child, or for that friend of yours you've recently convinced to play again. I believe that a solid foundation and technical mastery widens the artistic palette of expression; giving the player the freedom to take their art in any direction they desire.

ABOUT ME:
Graduate of New England Conservatory of Music
Teaches Traditional & Suzuki Method
Methodical technically artistic Approach
International teaching experience: Bermuda, India, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Scotland
Teaching Beginner to Advanced: All Ages welcomed!

Before moving Boston, he encouraged over 300 kids in Bermuda to study violin at the Bermuda School of Music.

In the United States he has taught at The Bravo Summer Music Academy, The Saint Joseph School of Music, The Saint Paul Conservatory of Music, Wichita State University, and has given guest lectures at The Longy School of Music of Bard College, Eastern Illinois University, and Northeastern University.
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David delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4+

Teaching since:
1998

Music has an uncanny ability to communicate without words the often indescribable. Whether you are looking to start the violin for the first time or are picking it up again after a "sabbatical" I'd love to come alongside this journey and work with you, your child, or for that friend of yours you've recently convinced to play again. I believe that a solid foundation and technical mastery widens the artistic palette of expression; giving the player the freedom to take their art in any direction they desire.

ABOUT ME:
Graduate of New England Conservatory of Music
Teaches Traditional & Suzuki Method
Methodical technically artistic Approach
International teaching experience: Bermuda, India, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Scotland
Teaching Beginner to Advanced: All Ages welcomed!

Before moving Boston, he encouraged over 300 kids in Bermuda to study violin at the Bermuda School of Music.

In the United States he has taught at The Bravo Summer Music Academy, The Saint Joseph School of Music, The Saint Paul Conservatory of Music, Wichita State University, and has given guest lectures at The Longy School of Music of Bard College, Eastern Illinois University, and Northeastern University.

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Experience

Section Violinist
Feb 2010 - Present
Sphinx Symphony Orchestra

Concertmaster
Apr 2009 - Apr 2009
YouTube Symphony Orchestra

Winner of the 1st ever online orchestra audition and was one of the concertmasters of the YoutTube Symphony at Carnegie Hall

Education

Sistema Fellows Program: Music for Social Change
Aug 2011 - Jun 2012
New England Conservatory of Music

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Top 40 Urban Innovators Under 40
May 2016
Vanguard

Photos & Videos

A collage of my incredible students from Bermuda
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6 Reviews

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Ilario and Christine Feb 7, 2019
Violin · In studio

This space is not nearly enough to express the amazing encounters that my family has had and continues to have with David France. Our son started with a 30 minute weekly lesson on the violin under David at the very tender age of 2 1/2. Knowing the short attention span of a child that age, David used his creativity to keep him engaged during lessons, practice while at home and to keep returning each week for more lessons. One technique that he employed was a recorded message to play at home to motivate him to practice; all we had to do was play his recorded message & watch our son run to pick up his violin to start his practice.

We can proudly say that he is now almost 13 years old and continues to progress on the violin and is a member in 2 Senior Orchestras here in Bermuda. He is the recipient of several music awards, including a scholarship and an Honorary Music Scholar Award.

It was a very big loss for us when David departed Bermuda but always look forward to him returning as part of the faculty for the special BRAVO! violin camp. He is very inspirational, kind and generous with his ears & time and is a great role model. We're very fortunate that he continues to be a part of our son's violin journey.

We can honestly say that thanks to David, our son is still loving his violin and musical journey!

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Kiah Feb 6, 2019
Violin · In studio

I had the honor of joining the Roxbury youth orchestra of Boston in 2016. David was always so constructive and was always helping us to be the best player we could be. Every lesson had structure, and he would move us along once we mastered basic skills and prerequisite goals. Of course, it was challenging, but he allowed us to make mistakes so we can learn from them.

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Katie Feb 5, 2019
Violin · In studio

David is an amazing teacher and human being! My kids got off to the best start ever because of his careful and conscientious teaching. Even though we are in different states now, he still keeps in touch and is always there for my kids. Because of his help and encouragement, my son just won the Sphinx! You couldn't ask for a better teacher!

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Rhett Feb 5, 2019
Violin · In studio

I'm a professional violinist. I tour the world performing, and during my time taking lessons with David he was extremely accommodating to my hectic schedule, helped me in the exact areas that I felt I needed improvement, and pointed out areas that I didn't even realize I needed help. I've studied with teachers at one of the country's most prestigious music schools, and David is still THE BEST, period!!!

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Cynthia Feb 5, 2019
Violin · In studio

David was one of the most inspiring teachers who taught my son and daughter who are now grown and in university (taught them for 7 years). He is one of the reasons that they continue to love violin today at ages 21 and 19 respectively. He was also a great mentor to them helped them develop and become outstanding world citizens. It is highly likely that one or both of them will come back to David for more lessons because they continue their desire to play violin but need to find time to do so having a busy university schedule. My son is at University of Toronto and is doing a minor in music and my daughter is at The London School of Economics. Both of them auditioned and played with their respective university orchestras in their first year. They continue to play in small groups when they can find the time. Again, David was instrumental in encouraging them to keep playing throughout their lives.

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Shamar Feb 5, 2019
Violin · In studio

Excellent violin teacher and mentor. His teaching style is very unique and offers a great amount of enthusiasm and encouragement. David was my violin teacher for 7 years or so. Highly recommended!

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