Education and teaching is and integral part of my life and practice as a musician.
I specialise in teaching Klezmer and folk music, learning to play by ear and improvisation however. I have facilitated workshops at KlezFest London, SOAS, Newcastle University, The Roundhouse, The Sage, Goldsmiths [big} String ensemble, THAMES & Centre for Young Musicians. 1-2-1 Lessons are available over Skype. Part of Spitalfields Skills Lab scheme. Please get in touch for more info.
"We really enjoyed the workshop with Francesca! Her expertise was invaluable in helping us play better together as an ensemble, and she had lots of great arrangement ideas. In addition her idiomatic knowledge of klezmer gave us fresh insight into playing this style" - SOAS Klezmer Band
"Francesca is an innovative and inspiring musician and youth leader. I worked with her over a period of two years on many projects at Queesnbridge Primary School where I lead the Chamber Choir and Direct their theatre shows. We collaborated with the choir and orchestra to write new music and soundscapes for Christmas shows (Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe, A Christmas Carol) and made fun end of term performances (Cyndi Lauper’s True Colours, One Way Or Another by Blondie, traditional Ladino songs). Francesca’s commitment to leading the Orchestra shone out through her enthusiastic and creative approach with the children facilitating them to learning tunes from different traditions, improvise and write their own music and her contribution to the schools musical life was invaluable." - Osnat School, Filament Theatre & Queensbridge Primary School