Francesco D.

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Tutor of Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar and Music Theory

Francesco is a London-based guitar player, composer and tutor born in Rome, Italy. He graduated in Rock Guitar from Saint Louis College of Music, Rome, and also owns a diploma in Mixing Music with Steinberg Cubase. Francesco has been studying guitar for over 10 years, exploring different genres, and is specialized in Modern Guitar which embraces rock, blues, metal, fusion, pop rock, funk and folk music. He also teaches fingerstyle guitar.

 

His training is also due to the participation of workshops with world-renowned musicians as Guthrie Govan, Pat Mastelotto, Nick Johnston, Mattias Eklundh, John Macaluso, Jeff Loomis, Umberto Fiorentino, Daniele Pomo, Giacomo Anselmi, Lorenzo Feliciati. He also had private lessons with Teemu Mantysaari, Jakub Zytecki and Charlie Cawood.

At his home, Francesco has microphones, guitars and recording equipment (Cubase software), so he can record his student's playing and give them a more in depth perception of their sound. He has been teaching guitar for 7 years now, from 6 years old to 60 years old. Francesco believes that it's never to late to fall in love with music and never too late to learn a musical instrument! During his lessons, his focus is on your own creativity, but learning songs to understand music and how it works in a general context. He will encourage you to follow your personal tastes, believe in them and achieve your unique and inner guitar player, improving your skills and horizons.

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Testimonials:


"Francesco is an excellent guitar teacher and mentor with a great eye for what the learner needs. I've been making more progress than I expected and feel good about learning more theory and techniques whilst keeping things always grounded in the music styles and songs I love. It’s always good when Francesco combines the lesson with demonstrations and video examples from the great guitarists out there. Thoroughly recommend!" - Fred

"I would like to recommend Francesco as a music teacher for children and adults. Francesco is a terrific teacher and a highly skilled, gifted musician from Rome, Italy. He always focuses on his students' needs and that in my opinion is his strength. As a teacher, he never fails to give students his 100% by providing quality and engaging lessons. His passion for music is evident. He even encourages you to create your own songs guiding you every step of the way. Believe me, you don't want to miss the opportunity to study with him!" - Julie


"I would like to recommend Francesco for the Guitar \ Music Teacher role. He is a passionate, patient, competent and sensitive teacher. He takes time to understand what are your weaknesses and strengths, and runs his classes not only according to his method, which is rigorous and valid, but also depending on the pupil's preferences. He masters numbers of styles, from Rock to Blues, Classical and Jazz, and he has a strong academic background." - Luca

 


"I personally know Francesco because we studied in the same Music school, the Saint Louis College of Music and also shared classes. I would like to personally recommend him for the guitar teacher role; he is a mind that is always focusing on being as unique as it gets trying not to fit in something, rather creating personal music, inspired by all the genres and styles that he perfectly plays. From the human standpoint, he is patient and never gives up something, a kindhearted man that works perfectly with others and has a lot of ways to teach and speak to people." - Joseph

"Francesco has been a great teacher for our 11 year old son. He has progressed quite speedily, learning the songs he likes as well as scales. They interact together well during the lesson." - Michelle

"Music is everywhere in our life. We grow up singing nursery rhymes along with our mothers and every precious moment can be connected to a song. Music is one pillars of education and socializing. Learn Music is to communicate and open ourselves to the world. You are the teacher and I am the student, and what is the most important human relationship in the world? My journey with Francesco, and I am more older than him, I shall confirm every word I said, because he's the teacher and I am the student and I couldn't find a better teacher for his passion, his patience and his knowledge. Thank you, Francesco." - Duilio

 

 

"Francesco is my son's first ever guitar instructor. I wasn't sure if my son was going to enjoy playing a guitar or not as he was torn between a guitar and keyboard. He has grown to love playing guitar and I must say it's all due to Francesco's supportive teaching style. He has a calm manner, infinitely patient, takes his time to help my son progress and he has a fantastic rapport with him. He works very well with my family schedule because even though we have a fixed time for lessons, he can be flexible when needed." - Abby

 

 

"My son has been learning guitar with Francesco for more than a year. My son really enjoys his lesson. Francesco has been able to engage the students well both online and in-classroom lessons. He really motivates kids well and encourages them to pursue their music journey. He always goes an extra mile and provides notes, tips and songs to listen. My son really look forward for his classes." - Hamsapriya