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Francesca V.
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Grammy & Emmy award winning clients, 20+ years teaching experience & more fun than you can imagine!
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Parking Lots and Poetry, Francesca's award winning album was received in 2010 to rave reviews. “Francesca’s songs have great musicality and the lyrical quality of a real poet. We come across countless artists and Francesca’s music genuinely cuts through.” -Joe Cuello, Vice President of Creative Music Integration for MTV The first instrument Francesca seriously studied was the guitar, starting at age 4. It is her first language.
About Francesca V.

Alumnae of CSULAs music department with an emphasis in classical voice and guitar, Francesca's skills cover a vast array of information. With a background and formal education in opera and "the classics", Francesca is equally comfortable on stage with a chamber orchestra as she is with a rock band. Francesca started teaching music at the early age of 16 with great success. She has honed her skills both in the private studio and in the classroom. Having served as musical faculty the California Music Academy, Cornelia Connelly High School, Pasadena Saturday Music Conservatory, and East Los Angeles College. Having the incredible opportunity to lead large choirs and sing before sold out stadiums. Francesca has performed across 4 continents as a solo artist, chorister and instrumentalist. Francesca has had the privilege of performing for several heads of state in some of the most cherished venues in the world. Francesca has released two solo albums and contributed to countless recordings over the past 20 years. She is regularly published in respected musical periodicals and writing journals. She is also a internationally successful clinician and educator. With a constant effort to maintain a professional studio learning environment and with a focus on reading skills and solid technique, Francesca's students enjoy lessons packed with information and light-heartedness. The one on one experience you will have the moment you "walk thru the door" promises to be unmatched. Francesca's students can be seen on major television networks, radio stations and performing all over the world in various projects. With a passion to give back, Francesca reserves a small number of spots in her schedule for the youngsters and seniors of her community. She teaches beginning through advanced guitar, piano, and voice. *** Lesson Details *** Voice and Instrument Coaching ~Develop skills and techniques for top notch practice and performance ~Study theory, composition, ear training, arranging, improvisation ~Discover music technology and performance techniques ~Study melody, harmony, song form and lyric writing Artist Development ~Voice and Instrument Coaching ~Song Writing and Selection ~Demo Recording ~Image / Art / Photography Consulting ~Finding your signature sound and style ~Live Performance 101 ~Branding / Career Planning and Strategy ~Song Analysis and Consulting ~Booking gigs A Note From Francesca: I love to teach! I love my students, I get to do what I love all day and I am sure it shows. I have a blast discovering new ways to experience music every day. I try to have a very light air in my classes at all times as it just makes the process so much more fun for everyone. I've seen it all in through years: kids, adults, beginners and advanced students. I am personally very interested in being the most versatile musician possible and I love being able to share my knowledge with my students. We can study anything and everything from Classical Guitar to Electric Guitar Shredding; from Opera to Country and Rap, from Tchaikovsky to Sia! I love getting students to dabble in little bits of all genres, often getting even the most skeptical student singing and playing comfortably in a matter of just a few weeks. My students will be able to read music for their favorite tunes and understand how to improvise from the start. Once you come in, you'll be hooked. You will have fun because I am having fun! I encourage all of my students to share their favorite music with me. It affords me the opportunity to learn more about what they desire to learn and what types of music they enjoy. We will learn with your music often. After all, isn't that why you are coming to see me? I will introduce you to new sounds and styles, but will foster your love for music, and do my best to never force my music on students. I feel I learn as much from my students when I truly listen to them and their music as they do from me. On site lessons/sessions are available for artists recording demos, rehearsing bands and setting up their own studios. *** Specialties *** Francesca on Artist Development: I feel obligated to share my joys and experiences- Not many people have been blessed to sing alongside as many renowned musicians as I have - I've been lucky to be welcomed in both the commercial and classical worlds and they have both afforded me venues to use my voice and express the most vital corners of my soul. To find your purpose through art is one of the greatest gifts you can receive. And to be able to do that in front of thousands of music lovers live or over the airwaves is a surreal experience. I've been luckier than most. I've had GREAT mentors who have always pushed me forward and shared their wisdom freely with me. Part of the classical musician's central goal is to educate. That's a value I carry into my rock projects and production studio. Work smarter, not harder. Take the needed skills, create art, teach others how to do the same thing, move forward together to live happier, more productive lives filled with purpose. I have come to be known as one of the top Musical Mentors & Artist Development Experts on the west coast. A behind the scenes- diva of dream building with the skills to push artists to the next level- the ace up the sleeve of many of today working talents. In my award winning studio, I spend time coaching voices that you regularly see on the Disney Channel and all of the competitive shows including The Voice, American Idol and America's Got Talent. My clients have on on to countless awards including an Emmy and a Grammy, and have even won a Golden Buzzer on America's Got Talent. Music has brought me to nearly every continent and introduced me to some of the most talented and diverse people you can imagine. I feel compelled to share these experiences with those around me so that they my develop the vision, the salt and the skills to persevere. Each one of us has a story, our truth. Being an artist is about finding ourselves, our song and expressing it publicly so that we may heal, so that we may grow. It doesn't take a ton of experience to write a hit song. It doesn't take a fancy education or a family line of talent (though it can help). We can all find our voice, our place in the spotlight, what it takes is the courage to take the next step forward. Inside my studio you will find the help you seek. I can impart you with proven techniques to strengthen your sound, develop your tone through strong technique, develop strategies to share your art and develop a plan to turn pipe dreams into reality. Some desire to sing on the worlds brightest stages, others strive to lead others through teaching themselves, and some wish for nothing more than to experience music in a confident manner among friends. All can be lead on this personal journey of the artistic soul and all can make their offering to the musical gods. There is a place at the table for anyone seeking an answer.

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My daughter has been taking singing lessons from Francesca! My daughter really loves how motivating and encouraging she is. Not only does she help her with her singing but also has great advice and encouraging words for her as she wants to pursue music as a career. Emma is excited for lessons each week and looks forward to learning from Francesca and takes her homework very seriously and practices every night! Highly recommend Francesca! She is amazing!

Posted Oct 5, 2022
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Francesca is beyond amazing. It's hard to explain all the skills this woman possesses. I came looking for a skilled vocal coach who would be able to help me strengthen my voice, and I ended up with a vocal coach, life coach, motivational speaker, mentor, and friend! She has an incredible amount of musical knowledge as well as business knowledge. She doesn't believe in gate keeping information, she will divulge everything she knows, and lead you to sources to help you improve on your own time. Francesca is extremely charismatic, I was nervous and she made me feel comfortable right away. I cannot recommend her enough, highly knowledgable, skilled, and provides a tremendous amount of value.

Posted Sep 9, 2022
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Francesca is very knowledgeable about our body the instrument! She is very helpful!

Posted Aug 21, 2022
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Jan 2017 - Present
BugByte School Of Music
Group lessons and workshops available for voice, songwriting, and early musical development for babies.
Owner
Mar 2010 - Present
BugByte Studios
With access to three studios and our state-of-the-art and vintage gear, our staff have the experience and passion to help you take your music project from concept to reality. Song Selection Collaboration Arranging (Simple Overdubs to complete Track Production) Recording Editing (Tuning, Timing, Sound Replacement) Overdubs Mixing Mastering Full-Band Recording – All Styles and Genres Vocal and Instrumental Recording Editing & Corrective - beat correction, vocal tuning Mixing & Mastering Voice-over Recording Audio Books Radio/Podcast Production
Producer
Jan 2006 - Jun 2014
San Diego IndieFest
IndieFest celebrates and advocates for outstanding independent music, film, art, business and ideas. We are passionate in our conviction that music and art can uplift, inspire and motivate in ways nothing else can. There is a world of good going on out there that simply doesn't get the attention nor support it deserves. We strive to change that. With the collective power of the people, progress happens! IndieFest 8 features a three-day celebration of independent music, film, art, business and thought. It is family friendly and wildly eclectic with a wide array of amazing visual art, activities, film, comedy, dance, delicious food, beer and spirits for our 21+ patrons. And then of course, we have tons of music.
Vocalist
Jan 2004 - Sep 2019
Donald Brinegar Singers
With DBS Francesca sings for studio and stage, often appearing with Los Angeles' best and brightest musicians in some of its most prestigious events.
Music
Sep 2000 - Jun 2005
CSULA
BM, Vocal Performance
Sep 2000 - Jun 2007
CSULA
English
Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency
Digital Marketing
Aug 2022
San Diego State University
SDSU's partnership with ThriveDX Digital Marketing Program sets learners up to thrive in the multifaceted digital marketing space. Expert instructors mentor and equip learners with the most innovative digital marketing and advertising tools, tactics, and techniques to give learners the skills they need to join any marketing agency, or start their own agency or business. Bridge the global digital skills gap with a practical, market-driven curriculum that meets the demands of the industry and sets students up for success as a leaders in the digital space.
Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM)
Jun 2004
MTNA
The MTNA Professional Certification Program exists to improve the level of professionalism within the field of music.
Forte Award
Jun 2011
California Music Studios
Best Local Recording
Jan 2010
Los Angeles Music Awards
Best New Artist Collaberation
Jun 2003
LA Music Awards
American Business Women’s Association
Dec 2016
The mission of the American Business Women’s Association is to bring together business women of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition.
American Choral Directors Association
Sep 2010
Founded in 1959, the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) is a nonprofit music-education organization whose expressed purposes outline the associations dedication to the advancement of choral music. The mission of ACDA is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition, and advocacy.
ASCAP
Mar 2009
ASCAP is a membership association of more than 625,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers. We uphold the value of our members’ music, and help them thrive alongside the businesses that use their music every day.
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Mar 2009
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.
Music Teachers National Association
Jun 2004
The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.
National Association of Teachers of Singing
Jun 2004
Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.
BMI
Apr 1997
Broadcast Music Inc. was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music.

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Country Guitar
Teaches 10+ subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
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Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$125
45 minutes
$188
60 minutes
$225
90 minutes
$300
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