Make Music with Miss Francesca


Francesca Leo is a Detroit-based flutist, private teacher and entrepreneur. She has taught privately for ten years, working primarily with beginning and intermediate flutists. Francesca is a FlutePlay #littlefluteexpert and currently teaches private flute and piano lessons at Flute Specialists, Inc. and the Fortissimo Academy of Music. Francesca’s former flute students have received the highest ratings on their solo performances in both the District and State levels of the Michigan State Band and Orchestra Association Solo and Ensemble competitions. Her students have also been accepted into the Michigan All-State Honors Band, held first chair positions in their school bands, and have excelled in every aspect of their flute playing.

Francesca holds an extensive background of research in performing arts health and musculoskeletal performance-based injuries in music students, so she is extremely attentive to her students mental health and physical needs and incorporates her knowledge of Body Mapping, Alexander Technique, and physical warm-up routines in an effort to prevent performance-based injuries. She strives to foster a sense of community between her students, encouraging them to collaborate with and learn from each other. Francesca also believes that students should be passionate about the music they are learning, so she encourages her students to select at least one piece of music that they are motivated to learn each month.

As her students progress, she slowly integrates more standard flute repertoire and method books into their studies. She works to personalize each student's repertoire to showcase their strengths and continue to develop their fundamental basis to help them rapidly improve in both their technique and overall musicality.

Francesca ends many of her private lessons by sight-reading duet pieces with her students. She has a passion for teaching and supports and encourages her students in every way she can. Francesca also has experience teaching private guitar lessons. To learn more and schedule a lesson with Francesca, visit