Francisco Valentin

Francisco V.

Orlando, FL

About Francisco V.

Background check: Last verified 03/11/2016
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Francisco teaches: Ages 4 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: October 2013
Last sign in: Today

Overview

Hi there! I am Francisco, a small town Hispanic artist whose life was completely transformed and given meaning to thanks to music and God. I want to share the beauty and wonder of music with you. I am a Berklee College of Music alumni and a seasoned professional musician with first-hand "real world" experience having toured several countries. My music has received critical praise through mediums such as The Deli NYC, Vice Colombia, Noisey, and more. For more than 2 years I served as Music Director and Music Instructor in DG Rockers Guitar and Music School located in Brooklyn, NY. During my time at DGR I designed and oversaw the majority of the music program, taught students of all ages, and through my upbeat approach to teaching I helped increase the number of students to 8 times the amount from which I started. Most importantly, I inspired and developed many artists that will forever be some of my greatest friends!

My passion is spreading light and healing through music.


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Photos and Videos

Performing a rendition of "I Will Possess Your Heart" by the band Death Cab for Cutie. (Keyboards and vocals)

Experience

Music Director/Music Instructor

Oct 2013 - Feb 2016
DG Rockers Guitar and Music School

Duties


• Greet and assist all potential clients.

• Developed and implemented lessons for multiple instruments including piano, guitar, drums, bass, and voice.

• Designed and oversaw the majority of the school’s music program.

• Helped formulate and implement marketing and sales strategies.

Major Accomplishments


• Continually created fun and innovative ways of teaching music by explaining musical concepts using poetic metaphors, teaching classical techniques with game-like approaches, and engaging students to explore their emotions through musical performance.

• Effectively engaged and inspired students with learning support needs through various methods including games, mentoring, and reenactment of roles.

• Built excellent rapport with students and parents.

• Assisted with increasing the number of music students from 3 to 25 students a week in less than a year.

• Inspired several students to continue to study music in academia.

Education

Contemporary Writing and Production

Sep 2009 - Jun 2013
Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA

Music

Aug 2007 - May 2009
Howard W. Blake High School for the Arts

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency
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6 Reviews on Francisco V.

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Aidan Aug 30, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Great first lesson!! My son is very much looking forward to the next one.
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Emmanuel N. Jul 30, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Francisco is very patient and professional with my 6 year old. My son loves his company and is learning at a rapid speed. We are looking forward to what the next few months will bring in his progress.
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Grant Jul 20, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Great start. Francisco worked very well with my 4yr old. Look forward to the next session.
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DARVIN Jun 14, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
I am the owner of DG Rockers Guitar and Music School, a private music school located in Brooklyn, NY. Mr. Valentín has served as music instructor as well as music director for over 2 years at my school. Based on my experience, I believe his dedication, passion, knowledge, and innovation have proved to make him an amazing teacher.

I first met Francisco on October of the year 2013 when he was interviewing for the position of piano instructor at my school and I remember right away knowing that he would be a great fit. His humility and passion towards serving others was evident right away. Francisco has an incredible gift of being able to connect with young people through music.

Over the years I saw Francisco take initiative and build up the music program, composing songs mindfully catered to his students’ musical development, creating his own music learning sheets, inventing comparisons and games to help his students better understand musical concepts, and even simplifying more advanced musical exercises such as the Hanon techniques so that his students could begin strengthening their coordination and technique right from the beginning. I also witnessed him bringing an idea we brainstormed together to life by creating fun and effective rock band classes and putting together concerts with me to showcase our students’ achievements.

His upbeat, positive, and kind demeanor was always a great source of inspiration for our students, their parents, and his peers. The passion with which he taught each class cultivated a love for music in every student’s heart that I believe has left a lasting imprint. We always believed in building a sense of community with our students and their parents. This was something that Mr. Valentín was very passionate about, to the extent that he became a mentor and positive role model to our students, catching up with them every class, advising them positively on all matters musical and non-musical, and even bringing them Christmas gifts. He also became a great friend to our family of parents, always treating them with respect, kindness, and talking with them after classes.

I believe Mr. Valentín would be a tremendous teacher for anyone and has my utmost recommendation.

For more about what we do and our school, please check out www.dgrockers.com

-Darvin Lau/Founder & Owner
DG ROCKERS GUITAR & MUSIC SCHOOL NYC
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Patricia Jun 13, 2016
Piano · In studio
Our experience with Franisco Valente as piano instructor for our twins has been fantastic! .His patience and creativity when teaching kids, his expertise, his friendly demeanor has brought us years of amazimg and positive memories. Our children improved in so many ways musically and the memories and experience my children have had with Francisco have been Unforgettable and dear to us..Francisco is really so very talented and has music in his bones..Any student would be very lucky to have him as a teacher! he is a true professional and a gentleman.
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DARVIN Jun 13, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
I am writing on behalf of Francisco Valentín Ocasio regarding his application to the

position of Music Teacher at Imagine Kissimmee Charter Academy. I am the owner of

DG Rockers Guitar and Music School, a private music school located in Brooklyn, NY.

Mr. Valentín has served as music instructor as well as music director for over 2 years at

my school. Based on my experience, I believe his dedication, passion, knowledge, and

innovation would be a valuable asset to your school.

I first met Francisco on October of the year 2013 when he was interviewing for the

position of piano instructor at my school and I remember right away knowing that he

would be a great fit. His humility and passion towards serving others was evident right

away. Throughout the first year of him teaching at my school I remember thinking…

Over the years I saw Francisco take initiative and build up the music program, composing

songs mindfully catered to his students’ musical development, creating his own music

learning sheets, inventing comparisons and games to help his students better understand

musical concepts, and even simplifying more advanced musical exercises such as the

Hanon techniques so that his students could begin strengthening their coordination and

technique right from the beginning. I also witnessed him bringing an idea we

brainstormed together to life by creating fun and effective rock band classes and putting

together concerts with me to showcase our students’ achievements.

His upbeat, positive, and kind demeanor was always a great source of inspiration for our

students, their parents, and his peers. The passion with which he taught each class

cultivated a love for music in every student’s heart that I believe has left a lasting imprint.

We always believed in building a sense of community with our students and their parents.

This was something that Mr. Valentín was very passionate about, to the extent that he

became a mentor and positive role model to our students, catching up with them every

class, advising them positively on all matters musical and non-musical, and even bringing

them Christmas gifts. He also became a great friend to our family of parents, always

treating them with respect, kindness, and talking with them after classes.

Mr. Valentín would be a tremendous asset for your school and has my utmost

recommendation. If you have any further questions with regard to his background and

abilities, please do not hesitate to contact me.