Fran studied music at Birmingham Conservatoire and Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Now a freelance repetiteur she has worked for many companies including Garsington Opera, Glyndebourne Opera, Opera Holland Park, Opera North, English National Opera, Welsh National Opera, English Touring Opera and most recently Copenhagen Opera House. She has played for several seasons at Bregenz Festival where she was repetiteur for the operas on the lake and orchestral pianist with Die Wiener Symphoniker. She has worked as a coach at the Royal College of Music, Morley College and British Youth Opera where concert venues have included The Clink restaurant in Brixton prison and the London Transport Museum where she played the accordion. She played for West Side Story and Guys and Dolls in Wandsworth prison with Pimlico opera and worked as musical advisor on the plays Quartet and Masterclass in the West End.