Francesca de Valence

Finish What You Start!!!

Posted by Francesca de Valence on Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Are you a songwriter who has hundreds of ideas for songs on your phone? Audio memos of melody ideas, verse ideas, banger chorus ideas... Maybe you've got a book filled with lyric ideas?  Read More

The Transformational Power of Music

Posted by Francesca de Valence on Monday, May 25, 2020

If there is one thing that I absolutely love about the songwriters that I work with, it is that they understand the transformational power of music; the healing power of music.  Read More

Learning Skills Later In Life

Posted by Francesca de Valence on Friday, May 15, 2020

Last week, I shared a story on my personal Facebook page around a birthday present I had recently received. It was liked and commented on by hundreds of people. Many people not only shared the post, but retold the story in their own world, like a tale that gets passed on from one person to another.  Read More

Self-Isolation Doesn’t Have to be Isolating

Posted by Francesca de Valence on Thursday, April 23, 2020

Self-isolation doesn’t have to be isolating. Really, it doesn’t. But it’s too easy for it to get that way right now. I want to help you stay connected and I have some questions for you. And some answers for you too. Read More

The New Paradigm

Posted by Francesca de Valence on Thursday, April 16, 2020

I did something a week ago that I could never have imagined doing even a month ago. A lot happens in a month! Read More

When You Hit A Block, Stay Agile and Pivot

Posted by Francesca de Valence on Thursday, March 19, 2020

Dear ones, How are you? Big hugs to you. The world is giving us one swift kick up the backside and sending us all scrambling. But I want to offer a new perspective, perhaps, a less common way of looking at now.  Read More

The Antidote to Perfectionism

Posted by Francesca de Valence on Friday, February 28, 2020

Are you so worried about writing bad songs that you end up with no songs?
Are you a songwriter who struggles to write and finish songs?
Are you somebody that puts off songwriting?
Perhaps you are so worried about writing a bad song that you end up with no finished songs and hundreds of unfinished ideas?
What if I could give you one solution that could solve that problem? What if I tell you a way to not only finish songs, but also make the songwriting process a whole lot more fun?  Read More

The Gift Of Song

Posted by Francesca de Valence on Thursday, January 23, 2020

In these times of crisis, more than ever, there is a palpable need for our musical talents and songs to be shared with others to offer comfort, hope, love, connection. As songwriters, we have been given a gift of music and story and it’s ours to give.  Read More

The Song I Wrote on the Left Bank of The Seine

Posted by Francesca de Valence on Friday, August 09, 2019

In the wee hours of a dark winter's Sunday in Paris, French photographer Christophe Berjot arrived at my Airbnb apartment in his small European car big enough only for two people. As we drove through the deserted streets of Paris, we passed the debris of the previous day's Yellow Vests attacks; the twisted burnt metal of street bins and small cars.

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Dear Songwriter who doesn’t have time,

Posted by Francesca de Valence on Wednesday, May 22, 2019

That knowing and acknowledgement of the real limitation of time is frustrating and feels like a dead end. You know you can’t make more time magically appear. And you know you’re not improving in your songwriting, cause how can you when you’re not doing anything? And that half written album just sits there, unfinished.
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