Francesca Genco is a singer, sound healer, interdisciplinary artist and teacher. She has been singing and playing music since she was a wee tot. From the age of 6, her parents would often find her writing songs at the piano on little pieces of paper with a red pencil. Being quite prolific, she would sometimes write up to 7 songs a day!
It is her great pleasure to create music with both professional musicians and those who simply love singing and playing with the cosmos and all beings in it. She has been leading improvisational chanting and sound healing circles and embodied singing workshops for 10 years. Francesca is the founder of Song of the Body, which offers classes, workshops and retreats in sound healing, yoga and creative expression through voice, rhythm and movement.
She has received several grants for her projects and performances, including a grant from the San Francisco Foundation in 1996 to create and lead GIRLS RULE!, an arts-based empowerment group for teenaged girls. She was also a co-founder of the Philadelphia Contact Improvisation Dance Festival, which she co-directed with Leah Stein for 3 years.
Her private practice is in Berkeley, CA. She also facilitates workshops and private sessions on the East Coast and in Europe.