Francisco Valentin

Francisco V.

Winter Park, FL

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About

Francisco delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4+ and special needs

Teaching since:
October 2013

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.


Ofrezco clases en Español!

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Experience

Music Teacher
Sep 2016 - Present
FIne Arts Matter

Teacher for after-school music program involving groups of K-2 students gathered together to learn the basics of piano, rhythm, and all things music.

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.

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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

Spanish
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Safe Environment Training
Feb 2017
Diocese of Orlando

Up-to-date training on safety measures involving children of all ages.

First Aid & CPR Certification
Mar 2016
American Red Cross

Photos & Videos

Performing a rendition of "I Will Possess Your Heart" by the band Death Cab for Cutie. (Keyboards and vocals)
Performing an acoustic version of "Stay Outside", a song composed by myself (music and lyrics)
Teaching a composition workshop at DG Rockers Guitar and Music School

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Performing in the Estereo Picnic festival in Bogota, Colombia with my band, BALANCER.

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Photo by Francisco V.

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9 Reviews

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Cora R. Dec 31, 2016
Guitar · In home

Extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Great approach!

Lauren A. Dec 1, 2016
Piano · In home

Francisco does a great job and keeps Lauren engaged while teaching her and encouraging her at her own pace!

Latrivia S. Oct 21, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Francisco has been a great instructor thus far. It's evident he loves teaching. He explains techniques in a simple manner and is extremely patient and encouraging. I would recommend Fransico to any beginner or advanced guitarist.

Jackson F. Sep 27, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home

A wonderful teacher and person,

Aidan Aug 30, 2016
Guitar · In home

Great first lesson!! My son is very much looking forward to the next one.

Emmanuel N. Jul 30, 2016
Piano · In home

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.

Grant Jul 20, 2016
Guitar · In home

Great start. Francisco worked very well with my 4yr old. Look forward to the next session.

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 V. I am the owner of a private music school located in Brooklyn, NY. I believe his dedication, passion, knowledge, and innovation would be a valuable asset to you.

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 Francisco 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.

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