Karen Francis
Fayetteville, AR
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Karen Francis

Karen F.

Fayetteville, AR
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Beginner, Intermediate
Music has been my passion since starting piano and violin lessons aged 7, and then training for years in performance, composition and theory, culminating in a master's degree from the Royal Academy of Music in London, England. My main concerns for students are enjoyment, developing musicality and technique, and learning to read music well. I teach music from different periods in history, including music being composed today. I work with children aged 5 and up, and adults. All levels of experience, including beginners, are welcome. I have taught in schools and privately in my home studio, where I have an upright acoustic Schulze Pollmann (German/Italian) piano and a Yamaha keyboard with weighted keys. Positive reinforcement is my teaching philosophy, and customer satisfaction my top priority!  Check out my availability and let’s get started!

About Karen F.

My name is Karen and I'm an experienced piano teacher and composer with a conservatory education. I welcome students aged 5 years and up, and with all levels of experience. I am an enthusiastic, encouraging teacher who will help you achieve your goals as a musician.

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Nathan
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As a fellow musician who has played alongside Karen, I can say that her strong understanding of music and musicianship will be a great benefit to her students. Her communication is kind and clear, and she is a considerate teacher, taking time to select pieces so that each student will enjoy making music as they learn. If you're looking for an excellent piano teacher, definitely get in touch!

Posted Aug 21, 2020

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Experience

Private piano and violin teacher
Sep 1993 - Present

self-employed

1993-2003, private piano and violin tuition in London (England), Northampton (England), Edinburgh (Scotland) 2014-2020, private piano and violin tuition in Indiana and Arkansas

Violin teacher
Sep 2000 - Aug 2001

Barnet Music Services (London, England)

Piano and violin teacher
Sep 1999 - Aug 2000

The Hampshire Schools (London, England)

Piano teacher and ensemble coach
Sep 1998 - Aug 1999

Northamptonshire Music Services (Northampton, England)

Education

Composition
Sep 2000 - Aug 2003

King's College London

Masters degree in music composition MMus
Sep 1997 - Jul 1999

Royal Academy of Music (London, England)

Bachelor of Music degree BMus First class Honors
Sep 1994 - Jul 1997

University of Edinburgh (Scotland)

Piano
Sep 1992 - Aug 1994

Royal Academy of Music (London, England)

Piano and violin
Sep 1989 - Aug 1992

Chetham's School of Music (Manchester, England)

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Turner, Disney, and Lohr prizes (3) in musical composition
Jul 1999

Royal Academy of Music (London, England)

BBC Young Musician of the Year (composers)
Sep 1998

BBC

Ralph Vaughan Williams Scholarship
Sep 1998

Ralph Vaughan Williams Trust

Munster Scholarship
Sep 1998

Countess of Munster Musical Trust

Tovey, Fraser-Bucher, and Brown scholarships (3) in music
Jul 1997

University of Edinburgh

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