Francesca Simon

Francesca S.

Schenectady, NY

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About

Francesca delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
1988

I am friendly and patient. My priority is to make music fun and enjoyable without the pressure of being perfect all the time.

Experience

Piano teacher
Feb 2014 - Jan 2017
Advantage Music

Dear Parents & Students,

I want you to know a little about me.

My name is Francesca Simon and I am originally from Sicily. I began taking piano lessons under the tutelage of Ms. Marika Torchio in Sicily at the of 8 years old. From her I learned the proper piano technique that is still part of my teaching repertoire. I came here to New York at the age of 15 and continued my studies with Maestro Terence Cage, who is a graduate of Manhattan School of Music. Under his tutelage, I was able to win a scholarship to a SUNY college. I have had many opportunities to perform at different venues such as weddings, chamber music, accompaniments for vocalists and church events.
Although my educational background is in criminal justice, I never stopped my musical education either. in 2006, I attended SUNY Suffolk Community College in Selden NY majoring in criminal justice while minoring in music performance. During the summer months, I took music classes at SUNY Stony Brook. Finally, I enrolled at Long Island University C W Post to graduate in criminal justice.
Despite my success in the court system I always found myself lead back to music. I continued my private studies with a retired Juilliad professor and continued performing, but it was in 2014 that my life turned for the better.
On one day in 2014 while tuning my piano, my piano tuner told me that I should teach and he gave me the name of his friend who was in need of a piano teacher. And it is then that God opened the flood waters of blessings. I have been blessed with the talents of many students and joy of passing on the art of piano playing, the knowledge of masters of centuries past.

To continue your progress in the art of piano playing I am going to attach a list of books that I use for the proper development of finger articulation and piano technique. These books can either be acquired through me and you can refund me the price, or you can purchase them on amazon.com.
Please know that I am always available to help you with any questions or concerns. I can be reached either by phone/text 631-875-3532 or by email francesca,simon@yahoo.com.

Again, I am honoured to be your teacher and fellow partner in your progress to becoming a mature pianist.

May God bless you with health, joy and prosperity always.


Sincerely yours,

Francesca Simon
Francesca Simon
piano teacher

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Languages

Italian
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

My beautiful piano

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Me and my husband enjoying a beautiful day’s hike

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A recital I held at the Whisper Vineyards on 20 September 2017.

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5 Reviews

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Mary Latini Sep 19, 2017
Classical Piano ·

As a fellow teacher I Will say that if you're with Francesca you're in good hands !

Noemi Sep 19, 2017
Classical Piano · In home

Francesca is an amazing piano teacher. In just one year my 12 yo daughter plays the piano beautifully! Francesca is a fun, caring, patient, and dedicated piano teacher who strives to make her students excel in playing the piano. I highly recommend her!

Sylvana Sep 19, 2017
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On time, pleasant and fun to be around.

Jennifer Sep 19, 2017
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Awesome!

Marzena Harris Sep 19, 2017
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Francesca has a wonderful personality. She is loving and fun to be around. She is also very responsible.

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