Singing Lessons and Songwriting Workshops
As a music educator I am passionate about two things: creative expression and skilled technique to facilitate this.
Private Studio Lessons:
I work with committed semi-professional and professional contemporary singers and mentor emerging singer-songwriters and artists. I have limited studio availability in Brisbane. If you are interested in lessons with me, please email me with information about your experience as a singer, your past singing lesson history, your concerns about your voice, your goals, and your full availability for lessons.
Masterclasses and Workshops:
I am available as a workshop facilitator and masterclass clinician in the area of contemporary voice, contemporary vocal ensembles, and songwriting. Please email your requirements for workshop or masterclass and a brief outline of your educational program and goals.
Praise for Francesca's Songwriting Workshops:
“Francesca presents her songwriting workshops in a friendly and easy to understand way. I felt very encouraged and inspired by her hints and tips to keep on writing songs and challenging myself as an artist.” Alison Avron (singer/songwriter and venue operator Sydney)
“Francesca is a great communicator with an engaging presence. Her songwriting workshop was full of great ideas for getting started without relying on the ephemeral nature of inspiration. Highly recommended!” Helen Perris (singer/songwriter, Sydney)
"I attended a Songwriters Workshop, that Francesca ran, and was pleasantly surprised with how much she packed into the time. I left feeling motivated, energised and inspired to write. I highly recommend it for songwriters of any level of experience!" Alastair Taylor (Founder of The Official Top Ten Night, Sydney)
“Francesca's workshop gave me a breakthrough in my songwriting. I felt like it was very informative but in a very fun way! There was a great energy and no one felt afraid to show their work or be involved in sharing thoughts/ideas. We covered all the basics yet the most vital parts of arranging, lyrics and melody. This has inspired me to look at songwriting as a fun or therapeutic hobby instead of trying to making it a pressurised task” Kerry Raywood (2nd year student, Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Brisbane)
Francesca de Valence Educational Biography:
Francesca is an Australian artist, internationally award-winning songwriter, contemporary voice specialist and multi-instrumentalist. Francesca lectures at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music Griffith University teaching under-graduate Major Study in contemporary voice, post-graduate vocal studies in Pedagogy and Performance and is the director of the Contemporary Vocal Ensemble "Raised Voices". Francesca is the founder and director of the “I Heart Songwriting Club”, is a registered teacher, an ANATS Qld committee member, adjudicator and masterclass clinician and AMEB examiner for contemporary music styles including Musical Theatre. Francesca is also a presenter at national conferences in songwriting and pop singing.
Francesca de Valence holds a Masters of Music Studies in Vocal Pedagogy (2012) and a Bachelor of Music majoring in jazz piano and voice (2002) from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. She also holds a Bachelor of Education and, as a multi- instrumentalist, has two A.Mus.A diplomas in piano and violin.
Francesca is also an established Australian singer/songwriter. She has independently released three EPs and an album that have earned her praise and recognition around the globe, including a Los Angeles Music Award, an Australian Songwriting Award, and national radio play. She has toured her music around Australia and to the USA, Hong Kong and Germany and has supported such artists as Belinda Carlisle and Manhattan Transfer.
Contact Francesca: firstname.lastname@example.org