Francesco Barone

Francesco B.

Newington, CT

About Francesco B.

Francesco teaches: Ages 4 and up
Teaching since: November 2002
Last sign in: Last week


Francesco Barone is a leading classical guitar instructor in the Greater Hartford area and currently teaches at The Hartt Community Division and maintains a private studio. Francesco studied Classical Guitar Pedagogy at the Hartt School with Christopher Ladd and has had Suzuki training with Marylou Roberts. He has over ten years of teaching experience at institutions including The Hartt School of Music, Columbia University, Capital Community College, Middlesex Music Academy, Capital Preparatory Magnet School, Hebrew High School of New England, Settlement Music School and The Classical Guitar Store in Philadelphia, Pa. The background of teaching at colleges, universities, public & private schools, precollege conservatories, community music schools and music stores has given Francesco also teaches a number of other instruments at a beginner level including Popular Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele and Piano.

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Adjunct Instructor in Guitar and Music Theory

Sep 2009 - Present
Hartt School Community Division

* Teach Guitar & Banjo lessons
* Substitute teacher for Musicianship I, II & III

Guitar & Folk Instrument Instructor

Mar 2012 - Sep 2016
Middlesex Music Academy

* Taught Guitar, Banjo & Ukulele lessons

Hebrew High School of New England

Jan 2015 - Jun 2015
Music Theory Instructor

* Taught an elective course in Music Theory

Graduate Teaching Fellow

Aug 2014 - May 2015
Hartt School of Music

* Taught University Guitar Classes I & II

Adjunct Instructor in Guitar

Feb 2012 - Dec 2014
Capital Community College

* Taught Guitar lessons to non-majors and Music Industry majors.

Adjunct Instructor in Guitar

Jan 2014 - May 2014
Columbia University

* Taught a guitar lesson to an M.A. student in Music Education.

CAPE Faculty

Sep 2011 - May 2014
Capital Preparatory Magnet School

* Taught Guitar lessons

Guitar & Plucked-Strings Instructor

Nov 2009 - Sep 2011
Music & Arts

* Taught Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin & Ukulele lessons

Regular Faculty

Jan 2009 - Aug 2009
Settlement Music School

* Taught Guitar lessons

Instructor of Guitar

Dec 2008 - Jul 2009
The Classical Guitar Store

* Taught Guitar lessons

Instructor of Guitar & Music Theory

Apr 2005 - Oct 2006
George's Music

Taught Guitar & Music Theory lessons


D.M.A. in Classical Guitar Performance

Sep 2013 - Present
Hartt School of Music

M.M. in Classical Guitar Performance

Sep 2009 - Jan 2012
Hartt School of Music

B.M. in Classical Guitar Performance

Sep 2005 - Jun 2009
Temple University

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Suzuki Guitar I

Aug 2016

Certified to teach the first of nine suzuki guitar books.


3rd place - PCGS Annual Competition

Apr 2005
Philadelphia Classical Guitar Socity


Suzuki Association of the Americas

Jun 2016

The Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) is a coalition of teachers, parents, educators, and others who are interested in making music education available to all children. The SAA provides programs and services to members throughout North and South America.

Guitar Foundation of America

Jun 2016

Guitar Foundation of America (GFA) is the America's leading classical guitar organization founded in 1973 at the National Guitar Convention sponsored by the American String Teachers Association (ASTA).

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3 Reviews on Francesco B.

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Tanya Oct 22, 2016
Classical Guitar · In studio
This is my son's third year of instruction with Francesco, and I must say he has developed a lot as a guitarist. Francesco is a great instructor, not only in his expertise as guitarist, but in his patience and ability to convey knowledge to the young budding guitarists that he teaches.
Craig Oct 12, 2016
Classical Guitar · In studio
My last review should have been 5 stars!!!!! Guess I have feeble fingers!
Craig Oct 11, 2016
Classical Guitar · In studio
As an older guitar student (56) I was was hesitant to start learning the guitar. Francesco is patient, relaxed, and let's me learn at my pace. I've been with him now for about 1.5 years and plan to continue with this amazing guitarist
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