He brought his talents to the keyboard in his own…inspired high-energy blend”
- The Philadelphia Inquirer
I am a Pianist, Composer & Private Music Instructor who has had premieres of my works performed in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Among these performances I have had my works performed by ensembles such as The Siberian State Symphony Orchestra, The Moravian Philharmonic and the Lontano ensemble, among others.
As a sought after performer, I have personally performed on three continents including concert tours given throughout the United States. An avid researcher and performer of Mozart, I recently toured my “Franek & Mozart” lecture-concert and am currently working on a Mozart book for popular audiences.
In addition to piano instruction I can provide private instruction in composition, songwriting, music theory and harmony lessons following a unique approach that I have honed over the past four years. My students have gone on to achieve first place and recognition nationally and internationally in piano as well as composition competitions. Regardless of the intent of the lessons, it is my utmost honor and pleasure to nurture self discovery, reinforce good habit building and create a productive sphere for my students. Lessons available for all ages!
Learn more about me here: https://www.johnfranek.com/
PRIVATE PIANO INSTRUCTION: 2016 - Present
For the past four years I have run a private piano studio of up to 15 students of all levels, styles and age ranges. Current and former students have taken many different paths, and all students are welcome regardless of intent to pursue music full time.
FACULTY HONORS MUSIC PROGRAM: 2018 -2019
Before moving to the UK I was on faculty at the Westminster Conservatory in Princeton, New Jersey teaching a variety of classes across the theory & composition range
PEDAGOGICAL COMPOSITION: 2018 - Present
Since 2018 I have devoted a portion of my active research and work into composing works for students, leading to multiple publications through Alijam Music and being selected as the New Jersey Music Teachers Association's 2020 Commissioned Composer.