Patricia Franceschy

Patricia F.

Brooklyn, NY

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Patricia delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 1+

Teaching since:
August 2002

Patricia F.,
Percussionist/Pianist/Composer

Originally from Mexico, Patricia F. has toured all over the world. These tours included performances with renowned symphony orchestras and ensembles. She has also received numerous awards. Patricia’s constant search for freedom in her musical expression led her to find her voice through the vibraphone and other mallet percussion in improvisational music and composition.

Patricia performs with Grammy nominated group The John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble along with musicians such as saxophonist Tony Malaby and vocalist Theo Bleckmann. Patricia is also a member of bassist Michael Formanek's Ensemble Kolossus, a large jazz ensemble featuring brilliant improvisers and instrumentalists. Patricia has performed in venues and festivals such as Newport Jazz Festival, Carnegie Hall, and The Jazz Standard. Patricia has also appeared on National Television and Public Radio. Upcoming commitments include a European tour with The John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble and a premier large ensemble project with pianist Vijay Iyer.

Patricia holds a Bachelor of Music from the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music and a Master of Music from New York University.


*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are completely customized and personalized. It is my goal to guide each of my students through their own musical path.

Each of the teaching methods and techniques are adapted to the level and ability of each individual student. These methods and techniques are adapted to the individual needs of each student.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a professional keyboard. I also have basic drums and drum pads for drum students. I have mallet percussion instruments such as a vibraphone, sticks and mallets. It is also equipped with all the basics such as music stands and educational material. The studio is set up for the student to feel comfortable.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide sticks and mallets as well as drum pads. I also provide pedagogical material. Piano students must have some kind of keyboard.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in jazz, other American styles of music such as blues, rock and pop, improvisational music and western classical music. I also have expertise in Latin American music such as salsa, Cuban son, and other specific styles from Latin American cultures. I teach my students the basics of Western Music in general as well as encourage improvisation in any style either jazz, classical music or other.

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Experience

Music Instructor (Piano, Percussion, Voice, Jazz and Improvisation)
Sep 2013 - Present
Arête Music Academy

Teaching Artist
Sep 2011 - Jun 2013
The Leadership Program

Teaching after school courses from elementary school to high school in the New York City public school system

Music Classes in Spanish Instructor
Sep 2011 - Jun 2013
I'm Bilingual

Percussion Instructor
Sep 2008 - Jun 2009
Baldwin School

Percussion Instructor and General Music Assistant
Sep 2001 - Jun 2002
Escuela Municipal de Bellas Artes

Education

Jazz performance and Composition - Instruments: Vibraphone and Piano
Aug 2009 - May 2011
New York University
Bachelor of Music (Music performance in Percussion, Piano and Voice)
Aug 2004 - May 2008
Curtis Institute of Music
General Percussion Performance (orchestral percussion, drumset, Latin percussion and mallet percussion)
Aug 2002 - Jun 2004
Universidad Veracruzana

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Avedis Zidjan Award 2008
May 2008
Avedis Zidjan
Finalist and the Cynthia Wood - Mitchell Young Artist Competition
Jun 2003
University of Houston

Affiliations

Broadcast Music Inc.
Sep 2011

One of three United States performing rights organizations, along with ASCAP and SESAC. It collects license fees on behalf of songwriters, composers, and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to those members whose works have been performed. In FY 2013, BMI collected more than $944 million in licensing fees and distributed $814 million in royalties.

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Photos & Videos

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Performing on Vibraphone at a masterclass at CUNY Graduate Center. Composition by me based on mathematical formula "Magic Square"
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Performance at Willliamsburg Music Center

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4 Reviews

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Jazzmine C. Oct 15, 2017
Drum · In studio

Patricia is so patience and a great teacher. Her energy is welcoming and calm and I am so excited about learning the drums.

Sonia S. Sep 21, 2015
Singing · In studio

It was a good experience. I like how she teaches. She is very friendly. I really connected with her. Recommend!

Enrique F. Feb 23, 2015
Singing · In studio

Patricia is an AMAZING teacher.

Personality: She is very welcoming, warm, funny and just a positive person to be around which bodes very well when it comes to learning and stepping outside of your comfort zone.

Knowledge: Just by looking at her credentials you know that she has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to music. However, her greatest gift is being able to relay all of that information to someone who may not have a very strong musical background. She is also very adept at making connections making the learning process fun and understandable.

Lessons: I have been taking lessons with Patricia for months now for voice. The greatest part of the lessons are that she does not only focus on improving your voice on a technical level. She helps with mental preparation, ear training, music theory and great deal of other things which helps students to become more well rounded. I believe this also helps students to grow in their area of study much faster.

Misc: Patricia greatly encourages her students to perform. If you are not comfortable going to an open mic, Patricia hosts a performance event for her students. This provides a safe and secure environment for students to express themselves an apply what they have learned in lessons.

I recently performed and while nervous the mental preparation that I described above helped me to "put on a show". I will continue taking lessons with Patricia and I am grateful for everything I have learned and experience in my time.

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Noel B. Feb 22, 2015
Piano · In studio

Patricia is an excellent teacher for all levels. I have worked with her teaching three year old beginner drum group classes, all the way to masterclasses for college students at CUNY on techniques to use when improvising in complex time signatures. She can teach anyone! Patricia makes the lessons fun all the while you gain inspiration. I also really enjoyed the concert she hosted for her students in the Village. Sign up, you won't be disappointed.

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