Fran Garcia

Fran G.

Jacksonville, FL

About Fran G.

Fran teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: September 2004
Last sign in: Within two months

Overview

Fran G. - Percussionist I Pianist

Born in 1981, Havana, Cuba.
At 7 years old he was accepted at the conservatory "Alejandro Garcia Caturla", where he started his study with a major in percussion and piano.
He continued studying at Conservatory "Amadeo Roldan".
In 2005, he finished his higher studies at the Higher Institute of Art (ISA), University of the Arts at Havana, Cuba, receiving a degree of Bachelor of Music with a major in percussion, as a pupil of the professors Yaroldi Abreu and Roberto Concepcion.
Awarded a full scholarship, Mr. Garcia moved to Spain in 2006, to postgraduate at Liceu Conservatory in Barcelona, under the tutelage of professor Robert Armengol.

As a percussionist he has been active musically participating in several editions of Havana's International Contemporary Music Festival, as well as Havana's International Percussion Festival ''PERCUBA'', playing in many of the most important theatres and concert halls in Cuba as a soloist and percussion ensemble. Also participated in the recording of the album ''New Conceptions'' of the Maestro Chucho Valdes.
While living in Barcelona he collaborated with the group “Percussions de Barcelona”, participating in Catolonia’s International Percussion Festival, and performed at L’Auditori, Palace of Catalan Music, Grand Theater of Liceu among others.

Parallel to all this he has been contributing in educational projects for 14 years.
Mr. Garcia was a percussion professor at Conservatory Amadeo Roldan, Conservatory Guillermo Tomas and National School of Art (ENA).

Currently he is working on his own musical project.

Photos and Videos

Conga Lessons l Afro-Cuban rhythms: How to play Son

Experience

Professor of Music

Jan 2014 - Present
Carpe Diem Music

Percussion I Piano

Professor of Music

Sep 2007 - Jun 2013
Private Music Lessons

Percussion I Piano

Professor of Percussion

Sep 2005 - Jun 2006
Conservatory Guillermo Tomas

Professor of Percussion

Sep 2005 - Jun 2006
Conservatory Amadeo Roldan

Professor of Percussion

Sep 2001 - Jun 2003
National School of Art (ENA)

Education

Diploma of Postgraduate Studies with a major in Classical Music and Percussion

Sep 2006 - Jun 2007
Liceu Conservatory

Bachelor of Music with a major in Percussion

Sep 2001 - Jun 2005
Higher Institute of Art (ISA)

Languages Spoken

English

Professional Proficiency

Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Report of Evaluation of Educational Credentials

Jan 2014
Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., International Education Consultants

The following is a response to Mr. G. Lanz's request for a document-by-document evaluation of his academic credentials from Cuba and Spain. This evaluation was prepared based on official original academic credentials.
Mr. G. Lanz attended the Higher Institute of Art from 2001 to 2005. Founded in 1976, the Higher Institute of Art is a recognized (accredited) public institution of higher education in Cuba. In order to be accepted into the Higher Institute of Art, applicants must have the high school diploma (bachiller). This is the equivalent of graduation from a college preparatory program at an accredited high school in the United States.
Mr. G. Lanz was awarded the degree of Licentiate in Music, Specialty: Percussion by the Higher Institute or Art on July 14, 2005. This is the equivalent of the U.S degree of Bachelor of Music with a major in Percussion earned at a regionally accredited institution of higher education in the United States.
Mr. G. Lanz continued his study at Liceu Conservatory from 2006 to 2007. Founded in 1837, Liceu Conservatory is a recognized (accredited) conservatory of music in Spain which offers secondary and post-secondary level programs.
Mr. G. Lanz completed the 288-hour Advanced Training program in the Specialty: Classical Music- Percussion and was awarded the Diploma of Completion by Liceu Conservatory on June 17, 2007. This is the equivalent of completion of 288 hours of non-credit bearing study in a continuing education program in Percussion at a Conservatory of Music in the United States.
In summary, it is the judgment of Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., International Education Consultants, that Mr. G. Lanz has the equivalent of the U.S degree of the Bachelor of Music with a major in Percussion earned at a regionally accredited institution of higher education in the United States.

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Lena L. Nov 26, 2014
Drum · In studio
Wonderful teacher!
I only have good things to tell about Fran.
He is a great teacher and musician, patient, fun, reliable and knowledgeable. He makes percussion instruments sound fun and interesting for everybody in his class!
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