In addition to vocal coaching, I also write and perform my own music, having several commercially released albums.
I'm Rico Franchi.
Over the past 20 years I've been singing on stage, in studio and across a wealth of musical genres. For over 10 years now I've also been teaching vocals on a daily basis.
Through all this experience I have developed an intrinsic understanding of the human voice, its functionality and anatomy on a comprehensive level.
As well as coaching students through a host of diverse techniques and methods, I work with them on a very holistic level.
I cover everything from advanced breathing techniques - learned and modified from years of work with specialists in yoga, meditation and martial arts - to nutritional choices that can benefit singing and many other aspects of health and well-being.
My aim as a vocal coach is to give you:
I teach from a small home studio with professional equipment which allows me to record our sessions.
This means we can record the songs we work on and it gives you the opportunity to walk away with a polished, professional, CD-quality recording of anything we work on - at no extra cost.
I can’t make you the best singer in the world!
Never trust anyone on the internet who suggests you can become the next Freddie Mercury or Beyonce from a six week e-course.
You have to put the work in to get better. There are no shortcuts.
You wouldn’t go to see a personal trainer once a week and expect to get a body like Channing Tatum or Megan Fox without putting the work in between sessions and having some degree of discipline.
I do however promise to teach you the skills and techniques to unlock your true vocal potential, to be straightforward and honest with you and to do everything I can to help you realise your goals.
I'm sure this all sounds great coming from me, but here's what some of my current and former students have to say:
Rico has changed my entire way of eating, singing and looking at my life which has helped me so much as a performer, actress and singer. It’s been life changing and my singing has never felt easier!
I think my lung capacity has increased by double since I started working with Rico. The difference in my singing is unbelievable. The power and range I’m experiencing is more than I could have ever imagined before we started. Thank you!
Rico, in just over a year I can honestly say you have changed my life for the better. I was someone who was told on many occasions I could sing but I never had the self belief or confidence to do anything about it. Your lovely, honest and friendly nature changed that for me. I have achieved goals and ambitions I never thought were possible, I have reached places with my voice I didn't know I could reach and I continue to improve with every lesson. Your knowledge and vocal ability is second to none! Thank you!!
Rico has been able to identify my vocal flaws and provide appropriate and effective exercises to help eradicate them. He has also increased my overall vocal range. A patient and enthusiastic tutor.
It’s a great feeling when the hard work starts to pay off. All thanks to you. Glad I took Sean Thompson’s advice that day and decided to call you. I’m pretty sure his words were something like “this guy will change your life” or something outrageously cheesey like that haha. It was true though! I’ve gone from being a guy with a dream to a professional, working musician!
My doctor put me in touch with Rico after I was told I had vocal nodules by ENT specialists. I had constant colds and sore throats at the time as well. 18 months on and I haven’t had to have surgery on my vocal cords, I’ve not had a cold for a whole year and I feel great. Aside from the usual vocal improvements you would expect from singing lessons, Rico has completely changed my health. I think this has made a massive difference to my voice in a strange way as my nodules were possibly due to me constantly singing through viruses and illness. His knowledge on nutrition and the human body is astonishing. He’s like a health guru!!
Taking lessons with Rico has been massively helpful for me. He made the lessons fun and relaxed, and is very clear in getting his ideas across. My tone improved a lot in a short period of time. I would recommend him for sure.
I try to keep a laid back approach when handling the business side of my coaching. I don’t ask anyone to pay for blocks of lessons upfront and I won’t push you into taking an arbitrary number of lessons per week or month.
I do recommend one hourly lesson per week for adults or a half hour per week for kids but it’s entirely up to you.
My prices are as follows;
If you'd like to book your first lesson or have any questions, please feel free to email me: