Education and teaching is and integral part of my life and practice as a musician. I have a wide range experience leading and facilitating workshops inspired by my years of diverse study across the globe. I specialise in teaching Klezmer and folk music, learning to play by ear and improvisation however I always work closely with my students own interests to make sure the lessons work for them. Over the past 10 years I have facilitated workshops at KlezFest London, SOAS, Newcastle University, The Roundhouse, The Sage, Goldsmiths [big} String ensemble, THAMES and Centre for Young Musicians.
I have trained in workshop leading and facilitation with the Spitalfields Skills Lab scheme. 1-2-1 Lessons are available over Skype.
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
"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 Please get in touch with me on my contacts page for a lesson or to book me for a workshop.