Testimonials

Anne Threlfo

“Francine Bell has been a generous supporter of the activities of Garden Suburb Uniting Church on two occasions. Most recently, Francine supported our Girl’s Night Out outreach in word and song. Her talk about Being the Best You, You Can Be, really struck a chord with the group, and I know that her positive message presenting the excitement, challenges and rewards of a life lived for God, led to much conversation and thought. We have been particularly impressed with Francine’s vivacious nature, enthusiasm and her love for God which always shines through.” Anne Threlfo Garden Suburb Uniting Church…

Jodie Usher, Actress

“When I won the lead in The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, I knew there was only one vocal coach for me. Years earlier I had been lucky enough to be one of Francine’s students and each moment I was in her class I knew I was experiencing something very special. I have had many teachers, and in my mind, there are singing teachers and then there is Francine. The way she passes on knowledge is extraordinary. Under Francine’s guidance I was able to achieve a result I had only dared dream about. I am forever grateful to you lovely Francine. Thank you xoxox” Jodie Usher Actress…

Anja Raith, Actress, Director, Indico Films

“Francine is a Master in her art! Through ‘personalisation’ she gets her students to connect to their inner emotional life and with that work gets TOP performances out of them. She helps you connect with your instrument, which is your emotions and your voice. She is such an inspiration as a person, performer and teacher. She IS a STAR…… there is no doubt about that!!!!!!!” Anja Raith Actress, Director Indico Films…

Mary Lopez AM, B.Mus., Artistic Director, Talent Development Project (TDP)

“Dear Francine Thank you so much for the wonderful work you did with the TDP students in the master class last week and for being so generous with your time to stay on for the afternoon session. The class found the work you did with them truly inspirational and really enjoyed the time they spent with you. I can never thank you enough for the support you give the TDP. Your expertise, energy and guidance have been of such benefit to our students over the years. You are one of our most treasured consultants.” Best wishes, Mary Lopez AM, B.Mus. Artistic Director Talent Development Project (TDP)…

Geraldine Viswanathan, 16, Student, Hunter School of Performing Arts

“Francine Bell is definitely a ‘one of a kind’ teacher. Not only is she an extremely talented singer herself and a Master in teaching, but she is a beautiful person as well!! Fighting the dragon is one of her fabulous teachings to push performers through the barrier of your comfort zone and giving it your all!!! Francine ROCKS!!!!” Geraldine Viswanathan, 16 Student, Hunter School of Performing Arts…

Tom Donald Australian Concert Pianist, Jazz Pianist, Composer, Producer-Remigrant Records

“Francine is a performance guru. She has a rare ability to convey her intimate knowledge of stagecraft across to all aspiring performers of all styles and instruments. I have been privileged to attend her workshops and I would highly recommend Francine to anyone involved in performance, be it a front line vocalist, accompanist or even a back-line rhythm section. Francine will give you a rare insight on how to engage an audience and empower your stage craft” Tom Donald Australian Concert Pianist, Jazz Pianist, Composer, Producer (Remigrant Records) and Music Educator, London, United Kingdom http://www.myspace.com/tomdonald…

Bob Tasman-Smith, Vocal Coach

“Somewhere around 1988, I watched a performance of the lovely musical NINE in Sydney. Several cast members had worked with me re voice exercises. The cast was excellent, but one of them was this elegant Lady, Francine Bell; so beautiful to watch… When she walked into my studio, it was even more beautiful for me to meet this elegant charming, intelligent woman: her eyes and speech made me feel comfortable and warm… From that moment we became friends. Hearing Francine in concert on theatre stages and clubs, with pianists and jazz bands always delighted me, and made me wonder why she was in Australia, but feeling thankful she was for people here to meet and greet and hear her perform.…

Erana Clark, Vocal Director Australian Idol

“I have had the pleasure of knowing Francine both personally and on a professional level for close on ten years now. As Vocal Director for Australian Idol, she is the only other vocal coach I have ever employed to work with the artists that have come through the process. I trust her implicitly to coach on vocal technique. Also, her ability to nurture confidence and character in singers is such a necessary benefit to them. I would trust her judgment and teaching for anyone who is serious about wanting to sing.” Erana Clark Vocal Director Australian Idol 2002-2009 Director for Meshach Music/Recording Studios, Sydney, Australia…