Francesca de Valence is an Australian artist, award-winning songwriter, international speaker, educator, and founder of I Heart Songwriting Club, helping emerging singer-songwriters inspire their way to success in a music career they love. She has been acknowledged by the Los Angeles Music Awards with an International Songwriter of the Year Award and also holds an Australian Songwriting Award. Francesca has supported artists including Jimmy Webb, her music can be heard on ABC radio around Australia.
With a background in tertiary, secondary and primary music education (M.Mus, B.Mus, B.Ed), Francesca has written a monthly column for Songwriting Magazine UK, facilitated a regular ABC Radio co-writing segment and facilitates songwriting workshops internationally for PROs including APRA AMCOS (Australia/New Zealand) & IMRO (Ireland).
“Personally, co-writing has really extended my songwriting in so many rich and rewarding ways, in addition to my weekly songwriting practice in The Club. I’ve been doing regular co-writing sessions online with many songwriters around the world – from Australia, to Canada, to USA, to UK all online over the past 2 years, with some of these songs being shortlisted for recording projects!” – Francesca