Introduction: FBGS provides leading instruction in Classical, Suzuki and General Guitar. The studio received ‘Best of lessons.com’ honors in 2018. Online lessons are available.
He studied Classical Guitar pedagogy at the Hartt School and is certified to teach Suzuki guitar. He has over ten years of teaching experience at institutions including The Hartt School of Music, Columbia University, Capital Community College, Hartt School Community Division, Music Conservatory of Westchester, Middlesex Music Academy, Capital Preparatory Magnet School, Hebrew High School of New England, Settlement Music School and The Classical Guitar Store in Philadelphia, PA. The background of teaching at colleges, universities, public & private schools, pre-college conservatories, community music schools and music stores has given Francesco the experience to teach students of various backgrounds and aspirations online and in-person.
As a performer, Francesco Barone has performed throughout the United States as a soloist and chamber musician. He has been presented at guitar festivals and societies in New England including the Connecticut Guitar Society, New England Guitar Society and Hartt School Guitar Festival. He has also performed nationally through the classical music startup Groupmuse. Dr. Barone was a prizewinner in the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society Guitar Competition, was featured on a La Bella Strings sponsored concert and has had performances broadcasted on NPR. He received a DMA and MM from The Hartt School, University of Hartford where he studied with Richard Provost. His treatise on the Russian guitar composer Nikita Koshkin was the first to analyze his music and discuss one of the composer’s chamber works. Dr. Barone is the author of Chord Companion, a guitar method that applies pedagogy sequencing to learning chords.