Francisco Diaz
Clearwater, FL
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Francisco Diaz

Francisco D.

Clearwater, FL
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Francisco works with children, pre-college and college students nationally and internationally to achieve practical and professional outcomes. His collaborative approach emphasizes balance, goal setting, efficient practice techniques, musical development, and ahands-on approach to training. His work supports students overcoming technical barriers, and developing a professional identity. Francisco is a member of Violin Society of America, American String Teachers Association, Latinoamerican Violin Academy and professor from the monumental Venezuelan El Sistema Program of Social Action Through Music.

About Francisco D.

Bachelor in Musical Education, Master in Music (Violin), Doctor in Sciences of Education, Member of Venezuelan National Youth and Children Symphony Orchestras System "El Sistema", Violin Society of America, American Strings Teachers Association. Violin player with a great experience performance and teaching from beginner to Masters level with individual methodology adapted to each student. He has wide acknowledgments in the use of strategies such as Suzuky, Paul Roland, Simon Fisher, kato Havas, Galamian, Del Castillo and he is a specialist in the construction of daily routine for violinists and violists. Francisco believes in the Transforming Power of Music and The Social Action Through Music.


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7 Reviews
Sofie H.
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Frank is an excellent teacher. He is a knowledgeable and encouraging instructor! Glad to have found him! Excelente!

Posted Feb 18, 2019
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Its amazing teacher!! Really thanks!!

Posted Oct 6, 2018
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Excellent teacher great human being and great pedagogue, seeks to transcend the student to their highest level of professional and personal improvement, dedicated and with a great vocation. It is a privilege to have you as a violin teacher.

Posted Oct 6, 2018
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Posted Oct 6, 2018
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Excellent teacher and great educator!

Posted Oct 5, 2018
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Francisco Díaz is not only an extraordinary violinist. He is one of the best mentors I have ever had. He identifies who his students are and he tries to make a deep understanding of them so that way he can help them and fix anything they can do wrong. He not only helps people to become great musicians, he also helps people to become better humans.

Posted Oct 5, 2018
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One of the best teachers I have has honor of meet, has helped me to grow up as a musician and as a person. Great remembers of 10years and counting of classes

Posted Sep 23, 2018

Photos & Videos

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Violin and Viola Faculty, Chamber Music Coach
Sep 2019 - Present

Patel Conservatory of Performing Arts-Tampa

Violin Faculty Viola Faculty Chamber Music Coach

Violín and Violá Player
Nov 2018 - Present

Craig Turley Orchestra

Violín I
Nov 2018 - Present

Florida Lakes Orchestra

Violin Instructor
Jul 2018 - Present

Tampa Violin Academy

Violín Master Class

Violin I
Nov 2018 - Dec 2018

South Florida Orchestra

Masterworks I and Nightmare

Violin Faculty
Oct 1998 - Jul 2018

Latinoamerican Violin Academy

Violin Faculty
Mar 2011 - May 2018

Lisandro Alvarado University

Violin Instructor
Mar 2000 - Nov 2015

CAF-EL Sistema

Masterclases in Argentina, Uruguay, Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Boston USA, Venezuela. Strings Trainer and Violin Instructor in Salzburg 2013 and Milan 2015

Trainer Strings Section Simon Bolivar Orchestra
Jan 1998 - Jul 2015

El Sistema

Trainer Strings Section of Simon Bolivar Orchestra of Venezuela, National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela and National Children Orchestra of Venezuela.

Oct 1989 - Dec 2014

Lara Symphony Orchestra

Sep 2013 - Sep 2013

Rodolfo Lipizer Violin International Competition

Famous Violin Competition Rodolfo Lipizer 2013, in Gorizia, Italy. Other Jury member has been great violinists such as Zakar Bron, Felix Ayo, Almita and Roland Vamos, Jose Francisco del Castillo, Ricardo Odnopossoff, among others. Thats year was Hae Ksun Khan Carl Flesch Prize and Anna kandiskaja Menuhin Prize.


Doctor in Sciences of Education
Sep 2009 - May 2015

Fermin Toro University

Master in Higher Education
Sep 2002 - Dec 2006


Master in Music (Violin)
Jan 2000 - May 2002

Simon Bolivar University

Bachelor in Musical Education
Sep 1994 - Dec 1998




Professional Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Florida Teacher Certification
Oct 2019

Florida Deparment of Education

Able for teach K-12 Music
Professional English Proficency
Jun 2019

Clearwater Adult Education Center

English Course
Jul 1994

Reina Sofia Spain


Second Prize
May 1987

Juan Bautista Plaxa Violin Competition


American String Teachers Association
Aug 2018
The American String Teachers Association, founded more than 60 years ago, is a membership organization for string and orchestra teachers and players, helping them to develop and refine their careers. ASTA's members range from budding student teachers to artist-status performers. The organization provides a vast array of services, including instrument insurance, an award-winning scholarly journal, discounts on publications and resources, annual professional development opportunities, and access to collegial network of colleagues throughout the string profession.
Violin Society of America
Aug 2018
The Violin Society Of America reflects a broad range of interests and concerns of those interested in violins and the art of making instruments and bows of the violin family.Founded in 1973, the Violin Society of America is a non-profit organization created for the purpose of promoting the art and science of making, repairing and preserving stringed musical instruments and their bows. Membership in the VSA is open to all who share an interest in the violin, viola, cello, bass and their bows, and thus reflects a broad and diverse range of interests and concerns, including craftsmanship, acoustics, innovation, the history of instruments and performers, technique, performance practice, repertory and other matters pertaining to instruments of the violin family.

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