Giacomo Franci

My Approach

Music Introduction in Tribeca Music Studio. Your teacher is Giacomo Franci, Pianist/Conductor. Here is the description of my services:

1) Traditional Piano Lessons

Beginners through Advanced. All ages. Traditional teaching with the reading of the main two clefs (Bass & Treble), Music Theory, immediate approach to the keyboard, immediate exercise that develop the presence of your fingers in the keyboard as well as the strength and speed of your fingers.

Start to play your favorite music from the very first lesson!

Learning Piano includes: hear training , sight reading , music harmony, improvisational skills, knowledge of music history, counterpoint, technical mastery, (note by note passage at every speed, octaves, double thirds, trills, arpeggios, scales, and so on ….)

Technical mastery is not limited to the above:

Mastery of Touch – how to approach the keyboard for a legato, articolato touch, semi-legato. Mastery of Phrasing – The Music Phrase is different depending on the composer and the period when the music was composed.

I have complete command of knowledge from Bach to Broadway songs.

2) Easy Method Piano LessonsTeacher: Giacomo Franci

Available is also the more easy going way of learning –

Reading only with the treble Clef with the complete understanding of the Chord symbols . This style of learning is definitely for Jazz Standards , Broadway , Pop Music.

3) Vocal Coaching for Pop Singers

The philosophy of my teaching here is based on the music that you want  to learn. I don’t do yoga lessons or relaxation lessons. I do start from the Music. From the phrasing, you know where to breath. From the Music, you know what kind of voice timbre (you don’t sing a Broadway aria like a Beatles song). From the music, you learn the text by memory, understanding what kind of expression to use (according to the meaning of the text itself ).

Warm up of the voice is essential for the successful learning. I resume it in two essential points:

a) Knowledge of your vocal range without trying to stretch where your voice can’t arrive and will never arrive ( find the beauty of your real voice ).

b) Blending of lower middle and high range.

PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE MOST TALENTED

4) Vocal Coaching for Classical /Opera singers

Identify from the beginning the timbre of your voice as well as your voice range. Some unlucky students have been convinced to belong to a voice range that is NOT theirs ! I have been dealing in more then one case with singers that think to be a mezzo instead they would be making a great career as Alto !!

Once you know with certainty and confidence what is your range and timbre you can direct your energy to the right kind of repertoire. This is very important especially for those who want to pursue singing at a professional level . You don’t need to waste your time, money and energy in the wrong repertoire . For example if you are a soprano leggero you don’t want to sing R.Wagner or G.Verdi.

Other important aspects :

a) Enlarging your voice range in order to get your instrument more complete, without forcing your voice

b) Breathing according to the Music Phrase

c) Pitch control without use of too much vibrato( I am not against it but I am when the vibrato compromises the pitch

d) Clarity in the speed

e) Projection of your voice – The projection of your voice might sound great in the Music Studio . Would happen the same if you sing at the Met?

PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE MOST TALENTED

5) Coaching for Instrumentalists

This class is opened to string players (violin, viola, cello, bass) guitar players, woodwind and brass players.

INTERMEDIATE through PROFESSIONAL level (NO BEGINNERS ACCEPTED)

While I don’t enter in specific beginners technique. I can definitely help in these aspects:

a) Intonation

b) Phrasing according to what kind of music you play. You don’t play Mozart like Schoemberg or Albinoni like Brahms.

c) Clarity of your sound especially in fast passages.

d) Timbre of your sound :distinguish between the natural sound of your instrument and the sound that you actually do.

PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITY FOR THE MOST TALENTED

For references read my BIO. Contact Giacomo for rates at 646.207.1758

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