Jazz and classical musician Patricia Franceschy joined the faculty of Areté Music Academy in September 2013. She holds a bachelor of music degree from Curtis Institute of Music, where her major was marimba and minor studies were piano and voice. She also holds a master of music degree in jazz performance and composition from New York University.
Born in Mexico, Ms. Franceschy has been teaching music for more than 10 years and her students have included all ages, from toddlers to adults. Prior to joining Areté Music Academy, she has taught piano, choir, and percussion ensemble in both private and group settings at Escuela Municipal de Bellas Artes in Mexico and the Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr, PA. She was also a bilingual early childhood music teacher at I’m Bilingual!® Language Through Music Program in New York City. In addition, she has served as a teaching artist at The Leadership Program, where she dedicates herself to enrich the lives of children from the NYC public school system through music.
Ms. Franceschy has toured all over the world with renowned jazz artists and ensembles, including Grammy nominated group The John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble, saxophonist Tony Malaby, vocalist Theo Bleckmann, and Ensemble Kolossus. She has performed in venues and festivals such as Newport Jazz Festival, Carnegie Hall, and The Jazz Standard.