Francisca Munoz
Yonkers, NY
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Francisca Munoz

Francisca M.

Yonkers, NY
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Music Theory is covered for all ages and levels from beginner to advanced. My suggestions for beginner kids ages 5-9

Lisa Ng series of "Theory made Easy" this book is great! it combines puzzle solving, note reading, stickers and is a fun way to introduce kids to music theory.

For the student that has had some theory experience, The "Master your Theory" series is great. by Charles S. Peters and Paul Yoder book1-6

Similarly, Alfred's Basic Piano for adults has theory combined in the piano books for those who start at a later stage.

About Francisca M.

Hi there, my name is Francisca!

I am a very passionate and dedicated instructor. I love working with students at all levels from ages 9 and up, from beginners to experienced adults. It doesn't matter where you are in your musical development, I can help and encourage you to be your very best. I graduated with a Bachelor of Music from the University of Western Sydney Australia with (High Class Honors) and Majored in Music Performance and Sub Majors in Composition and Theatre. I have had the opportunity to perform in the USA; Off-Broadway and at various regional Theatre's; as well as various venues in Australia such as The Sydney Opera House.

In 2012, I relocated to the US and have been teaching from my private home studio and over the last 3 years transitioned into teaching online.

As a musician and educator, I am very passionate about my teaching and like to bring the best out in my students. Every lesson is tailored specifically to your individual learning needs. The most important part of it all is that you have fun!!


****Lesson Details****

Every lesson is tailored to your individual learning levels.

Singers-

I will teach you a method of singing technique based on "Emotion Centered Singing" which was passed on to me by my teacher in Australia. This technique helped me immensely in finding my voice and expand my range. I'm thrilled to be able to share my experiences as a performer and teaching artist with you. This technique will truly help you understand music beyond melody and composition but also through text and individual interpretation and story telling.

I also teach Musical Theatre Singing, pop, rock, jazz, so if these are routes you would like to take, I can help you on your way there. I will help you choose repertoire for auditions and performances. We will work on performance and audition technique and many more fun things!!!

Pianists-
I like to teach through a series of books by Nancy and Randall Faber, and Arthur's Adult Piano. Each of these are very different in approach so it really depends what your goals are so I can start you on the right books. This also depends on what you want to get out of your lessons. Do you want to learn pop songs? arrangements? Or do you want to learn classical pieces? I ask you all these questions and more at our first lesson to make sure you and I are both happy with the direction we will take.


***Online lessons.***

We are in a digital world, and with time being important to us all, I have found that online lessons are just as effective as in person lessons, as long as you put in the practice. I have two external cameras which is great for piano players to see hand position and technique, and also great for singers to see the importance of breath control and support.

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Lea
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First lesson ever for my daughter. Francisca was so patient and understanding.

Posted Mar 23, 2020
Gabriela
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I have been taking online lessons with Francisca for 2 years. It has been great, as it fits more in tune with my work schedule.

As someone who has a little bit of a singing background, I was looking to improve my range and vocal power.

Francisca has helped me so much in helping me find my voice, connecting my chest and head voice, and giving me the confidence to sing in public once again. She is very warm and personable, and most of all accommodating. She is very well rounded with several years of experience as a performer and coach.

I highly recommend her for all your online lesson needs.

Posted Feb 12, 2020
Pablo T.
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So thorough and very personable. Makes you feel comfortable and works with you

Posted Nov 24, 2018
Colleen C.
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The first lesson went well. My teacher is very good. She explained everything well and was very encouraging. She told me good things and was very patient. She is very good in what she does. I look forward to learning more and more.

Posted May 19, 2018
Ed
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I have known Francisca since late 2015 and come to know pretty well. She is an outstanding singer, composer, song writer, actress and musician. I have had the honor to attend many of her performances, including one in Lake Worth, FL as part of the Core Ensemble. All I can say is that until I heard her performance in Lake Worth I had no idea the depth of her talent. She is a great teacher and sets a high, but achievable bar for students. That’s how students grow. If you are lucky enough to have her for your teacher you are in good hands.

Posted May 10, 2018
Yudi
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An amazing performer herself, Francisca, is knowledgeable, and caring. I had an amazing experience!

Posted Aug 23, 2017
Mariam S.
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She's amazing and so sweet!

Posted Jun 12, 2017
Ma Gh

Francisca seems very knowledgeable. Lessons with her are fun and enlightening. I'm a beginner adult just doing this for fun, but I get the sense professionals would be able to gain just as much.

Posted Feb 20, 2017
Meghan Calder

Francisca's style is so warm and inviting; she helped me feel comfortable instantly! She is very talented and has shown me so much about my voice in just a few lessons- I intend to continue lessons for a long time!

Posted Dec 19, 2016
Donald Trahan

Super easy to relate to, very informative, patient, and definitely worth time and money.

Posted Dec 16, 2016
Gabi Janai

These last few weeks with Francisca have been very eye opening as a vocalist. She has taught me so much and we are still in the beginning stages. If you are looking for someone who is a musician and an artist, she is the best teacher for you. She offers technique and a guide into the creative world. The greatest advantages for me is that she plays the piano and also teaches music theory. She is a very qualified, well rounded teacher.

Posted Nov 20, 2016
Jennifer C.
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She was absolutely great! Very patient and encouraging. I'm looking forward to many future lessons!

Posted Nov 15, 2016
Haley
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I enjoyed taking voice lessons with Francisca, even if it was for a short time. If my situation changes and it is favorable for me to continue at another time with her, I would do so.

Posted Aug 28, 2016
Brandon Y.
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She was very professional and patient. Going to extend my practice time with her. Looking forward to more lessons.

Posted Aug 16, 2016
Robin S.
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Just wonderful!!!!!!

Posted Jul 21, 2016
Nina
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Enjoyed it very much.

Posted May 17, 2016
karine
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Francisca really personalize your lesson to your level. Really pleased with my first lesson.

Posted Apr 22, 2016
Senteria A.
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Very nice... I will be seein her again....💖💖💖

Posted Feb 16, 2016
Morgan C.
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She was great

Posted Dec 29, 2015
Edward C.
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Awesome made me feel very comfortable and relaxed.

Posted Dec 14, 2015
Britany B.
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She really knows her stuff! I'm very pleased!

Posted Jul 29, 2015
Alexa
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Amazing first lesson! Francisca made my 9 years old daughter very comfortable and a lot was accomplished. We are very excited and looking forward for the next lesson!!!

Posted May 16, 2015
Heather Y.
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Wonderful!

Posted May 10, 2015
Claude D.
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I am very very happy and honour to work with Francisca ,she is very professional and felt at home the first day .
Looking for to have many more sessions with her.

Thank you Francisca !

Posted Aug 14, 2014
Marianne D.
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Francisca is a wonderful teacher. She knows how to motivate you and make you feel good about your performance to help you grow. She is helping me get over my mental block in order to reach my full potential. Her methods are easy and efficient. I only had a few lessons with her, but I feel that I improved so much.
Definitely recommend her class.

Posted May 16, 2014
Lynda S.

Trusted professional vocal teacher

Francisca was my singing teacher for two years and in that time with her I achieved so much. It was right before one of my biggest singing years (Year 12 HSC Music Examinations) that I met her, and we clicked straight away. I don’t believe I would have been able to get through it without her. She gave me confidence and never doubted my ability to take on any song I chose. My voice was the healthiest and strongest it had ever been when she was teaching me. She helped me to further develop my chest voice (something I had always struggled with) and introduced me to a wider range of music genres. It was always the best part of my week going to singing lessons; they were fun and always beneficial, each lesson I walked away with something new to apply. Not only did I learn more about my voice, she developed my stage presence, challenged me and gave me insight into the music industry. With her guidance and continual support I achieved 89% in my HSC music examination, numerous amounts of gigs and my first lead role in an amateur musical production. Always professional, friendly, compassionate and positive; everything a teacher should be when dealing with an instrument as delicate and personal as the voice. Even though I do not receive lessons anymore, across the seas Francisca is still supporting me. I am so blessed to have had her as my teacher and friend.

Posted Jun 30, 2013

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Experience

Online Voice Instructor
Feb 2015 - Present

Self/ Take Lessons

Online voice and audition coaching and preparation. Pop, Rock, Broadway.

Actor
Jul 2019 - Sep 2019

Theatre Row

Principal Actress in the new Off-Broadway Musical; Felix Starro.

Actor
Mar 2019 - Jul 2019

The Actors Playhouse

Actress in the Off-Broadway play- The Last Jew Of Boyle Heights.

Actor/Singer
Jun 2016 - Jan 2019

Core Ensemble

Lead Actress/Singer for the production of "Tres Vidas" touring around the USA

In Person Voice and Piano teacher
Nov 2012 - Dec 2018

Self/ Takelessons

Teaching Voice and Piano in-person as well as traveling to student homes.

Voice Teacher
Feb 2016 - Jun 2017

Reverb Lessons

Voice teacher.

Actor
Jan 2015 - Feb 2015

Infinite Abyss Theatre

I portrayed the role of "Terry" in the play; Extremities.

Singer/Actor
Sep 2014 - Oct 2014

Broward Stage Door Theatre

Principal Singer in production of "What's New Pussycat"

Singer/Actor
Oct 2013 - Mar 2014

Outre Theatre Company

Singer in a production of "The Journey" Actress in Shakespeare play "Much Ado About Nothing"

Singer/Actor
Jan 2013 - Mar 2013

Boca Raton Theatre Guild

Ensemble member for the musical "Chicago" Portraying Merry Murderess; June.

Singer/Dancer
Feb 2011 - May 2012

Norwegian Cruise Lines

Principal Production Singer for Broadway style shows onboard Norwegian Cruise Lines- Norwegian Sky and Norwegian Dawn

Singing and Piano Teacher
Feb 2005 - Dec 2010

Shine Music School Australia

Main Contemporary Singing Coach and piano instructor. Audition preparation. end of year showcase preparation.

Education

Bachelor of Music (Majors in Performance and Composition)
Feb 2004 - Dec 2008

The University of Western Sydney, Australia

Bachelor Of Music
Jan 2004 - Nov 2008

The University of Western Sydney. Australia

Languages

Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Bachelor of Music ( Honours)
Apr 2009

The University of Western Sydney Australia

Awards

Song of the Year (World Music Category)
Aug 2005

Music OZ Australia

Affiliations

Actors' Equity Association
Oct 2016
Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.

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