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At BugByte, we believe music is for everyone, not just the professionals. Music is part of the fabric of humanity and is an instinct that, when encouraged, enriches both the individual and the recipient of their gift. If properly massaged, this instinct can often be refined to levels that touch the hearts of audiences beyond our living rooms and backyards – even reaching the masses of the professional art world. Francesca has been teaching all levels of clients for 17 years. Her clients have gone on to perform at the Oscars and in Carnegie Hall. They have gone on to win Emmys and have been involved in Grammy Award winning projects.

With a passion for giving back, Francesca continually keeps space in her studio for both children and serious hobbyists. In addition to both private and semi-private in-person lessons, Francesca also provides lessons online. BugByte School of Music also affords Francesca the opportunity to mentor aspiring music teachers, coming from within her private studio. In the coming year, we are very excited to be rolling out our “One for One Village” program, opening up scholarships for kids in our community.

A classically trained multi-instrumentalist, Francesca is most highly regarded as an Artist Development Expert and coach. What does that mean? Well, did you know that the vast majority of professional musicians’ primary instruments are not the same instruments they started with? Guitar players become drummers. Bass players become guitar players. Singers become piano players and piano players become songwriters. Music has many levels and art has unlimited possibilities. An Artist Development Expert, develops the artist, not just the instrument. Francesca's students learn that music is a language that can be expressed in ways they had never imagined.

CSULA alumna and accomplished recording artist, Francesca, shares her skills and experience with as many people as she can each day, bringing her love and obsession for her craft to every session. From classrooms, to concert halls, studios to recordings, Francesca feels at home in most any musical setting. For a detailed list of Francesca's credentials, certifications and background check, click here. For third party reviews, click here!

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As an Artist Development Expert, the following are some of the services Francesa offers: Voice and Instrument Coaching, Song-Writing and Selection, Demo Recording, Image / Art / Photography Consulting, Signature Sound & Style Development, Live Performance 101, Branding,Career Planning and Strategy, Song Analysis and Consulting, Booking Gigs
Our guitar teachers teach Rock, Blues, Metal, Country and Classical music on electric, acoustic and bass guitars. Beginner students can expect to work on chords, simple songs and melodies, sight reading, and theory. We balance musicianship and fun by making sure that, while you are being challenged with new technical or theory concepts, you are also able to enjoy your favorite riffs or songs! Our teachers can also help you set up your guitar and complete needed repairs, like string replacement. We have guitars at the school so no need to bring one, unless you already have an axe you LOVE!
Our piano teachers teach a variety of styles, from classical to popular music. We will show you the fundamentals of sight reading, technique, theory, and composition. We will also incorporate your favorite songs into your lessons! Our piano teachers have warm personalities and enjoy sharing their love for the piano with you. We have electric keyboards at the school so no need to bring one!
With access to three studios and our state-of-the-art and vintage gear, our staff have the experience and passion to help you take your music project from concept to reality. Song Selection, Collaboration,Arranging (Simple Overdubs to complete Track Production), Recording, Editing (Tuning, Timing, Sound Replacement), Overdubs, Mixing, Mastering, Full-Band Recording – All Styles and Genres, Vocal and Instrumental Recording, Editing & Corrective – beat correction, vocal tuning, Mixing & Mastering, Voice-over Recording, Audio Books, Radio/Podcast Production.
Francesca is an accomplished songwriter, composer and vocal arranger. If your interest is in songwriting, she will work with you step-by-step to write YOUR songs. There is not a single “right” way to write a song! For example, songs can be started completely from scratch or built from a topic or rough idea. Francesca will guide you along the way, allowing your ideas to come out as the composition evolves, and you learn the songwriting craft!
Francesca takes a limited number of priority-based speech clients, focusing on the following areas in her coaching: Vocal Health and Efficiency: Learning how to use a voice that presents your personality without damaging your body. Confidence: Learning the science behind fear and why our voices change when we are presented with various challenges. Delivery / Presence: Learning how to engage and inspire an audience, whether it be on stage or at a dinner table, by becoming more present and vivid with your voice. Content / Story: Clarifying and simplifying what you are communicating, while focusing on why it matters to your audience, and learning how you can best present your ideas. Communication: Developing your leadership skills through more effective communication. Becoming aware of what’s hindering you and honing in on what makes you stand out. Vocal Transition: Softening accents, feminizing/masculinizing the voice, improving diction and articulation.
Develop skills and techniques for top notch practice and performance. Study theory, composition, ear training, arranging, improvisation. Discover music technology and performance techniques. Study melody, harmony, song form and lyric writing.
If you have always wanted to be a better Rock, Pop, Country, Jazz, Gospel, Theatre, Rap, or R&B singer, then we have the right voice teachers for you! Voice students spend time each week doing exercises to improve their vocal range, ear training, breath control, vibrato, tone production, enunciation and more. All voice students set goals with their teacher to work on sounding like their favorite recording artists, preparing for a theatre audition, or if they prefer, to develop their own unique voice.

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