Fran Minney

Fran Minney

Singing Teacher in Leeds

Email: [email protected]

Teacher Info

Fran Minney is the founder of Empowered Sound and creator of: Vocal Foundations – a six week singing and confidence building course; a singing and songwriting course aimed at vulnerable teenagers for Building Self-Belief and a 14 day singing workshop called Stronger Singing with Fran. Minney has over 5 years of teaching experience with a variety of age groups. Fran Minney has helped to nurture and uplift children under the ages of 10, teenagers, adults and retirees. Minney is experienced at differentiating for those with physical and developmental disabilities. Alongside private 1-2-1 tuition, Fran has worked as a community singing facilitator, creating safe and uplifting environments for groups of vulnerable adults to learn about singing, movement and employable life skills.

Fran Minney has a First Class MMus Postgraduate [Creative Musician], with a focus on the voice, performance and songwriting. Minney is signed to SUBTXT Records and Saint in the City Publishing, has been featured on Spotify editorial playlists and garnered over 3 million Spotify streams. Minney has been featured on the cover of The Crack magazine, received support from Launchpad and Help Musicians UK; performed live on BBC Yorkshire; and also performed on Made in Leeds (TV). She performed at Thomann’s Music Never Stops Festival 2020, Long Division 2019, has headlined 360 Club, Leeds twice and supported Lyves.

Fran Minney brings this wealth of experience to every lesson, allowing her to truly tap into and provide for the needs of each individual student with practical, hands-on coaching. You can not only expect to dramatically improve as a singer, but to feel your confidence blossom and tap into industry know-how from someone currently operating within it. All this and more!

Press quotes about Fran Minney: “You connect with the songs on an emotional level; they go straight to your heart, your soul… [on ‘Normal’] It’s perfect, there’s nothing else left to say.” – Local Sound Focus “discovering Fran Minney’s beautiful songs has amazed and delighted me… Fran has such succulent husky vocals… This dreamy indie-electronica singer/ songwriter has me hooked” – Reyt Good Magazine “this talented singer-songwriter creates dreamy and delicate music, with earnest lyrics set against bubbly, poppy electronic production work… incredibly lush voice and style” – Richer Unsigned

Did you ever ask yourself what your life would look like if you had more confidence? With me, your goals and self-esteem are my #1 priority. It’s estimated that roughly 85% of people worldwide have low self-esteem. This can lead to mental health issues such as anxiety and have a dramatic impact on our personal and professional lives. To combat this, we must take special care of ourselves and I believe that working towards finding our individual voices is a fantastic way to do so. Working on a creative skill cultivates greater emotional health and builds our confidence as we improve.

I’m the right tutor for you if:

  • You’re ready to take action to build your confidence
  • You want to overcome fears around performing
  • You want to expand the range of notes you can sing
  • You want to discover your voice
  • You want to improve your vocal tone
  • You want to stabilise and strengthen your voice
  • You want tools to manage anxiety and become a better a singer through work on breathing techniques
  • You DON’T want to spend hours on scales or music theory

I wasn’t born a naturally good singer and have struggled with anxiety for as long as I can remember. I’m now a professional singer and singing coach, signed to a record label with over 3 million streams and although I still experience anxiety, I’m far better equipped to cope with it thanks in part to breathing techniques. It’s safe to say, I know how impactful the right guidance can be. You can see it in the reviews from my students too – through my coaching, confidence blossoms alongside the voice. Make this the turning point of your life. Why not take the first step to building your self-esteem and sign up for your first lesson now? You deserve to nurture yourself!


  • Qualifications & experience – First Class MMus (Creative Musician) with a focus on singing, songwriting and performance from Leeds Conservatoire, over 5 years teaching experience & over 10 years performing experience
  • Who are lessons for? I cover all ages and have experience differentiating for physical and developmental disabilities
  • Lesson lengths – 30mins, 45mins & 1 hour Lesson structure – warm up, technique exercises, song work, cool down
  • Teaching aims – For the first 6-11 lessons we will cover all the key components of great singing whilst working on the songs that you love and adapting them to your skill level.

As a result of developing your skills we should see an increase in your overall confidence. Once we’ve covered all the key components of singing, the technique focused part of lessons will be tailored to your specific goals.

Music Qualifications & Achievements:

  • Leeds College of Music | First Class MMus Postgraduate Creative Musician | 2018
  • Leeds College of Music | First Class Honours Degree in Popular Music Performance | 2015
  • Grade 8 Singing (ABRSM) | Distinction | 2012
  • Grade 8 Popular Music Theory (LCM) | Distinction | 2012


1/2 hour
6 x 1/2 hour
3/4 hour
6 x 3/4 hour
1 hour
6 x 1 hour


I teach my lessons from a teaching space located in Leeds, LS6 2BQ, UK. My full teaching address will be provided upon your first lesson booking. I also offer online and mobile music lessons (subject to my availability and your location). For more information about my music lessons simply get in touch.


To book your first lesson with me, or to find out more about my music lessons, don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing me on [email protected].

Rated 5 out of 5
February 20, 2023

Francesca is a superb tutor who I would recommend to anyone. She has taught my daughter who is blind and has always taught in the best way for her to build up that trust which as a mum was a pleasure to watch. Francesca was very easy to work with and very understanding and once my daughter can stop being shielded from COVID-19 lessons with her I hope will carry on xx

Rated 5 out of 5
February 20, 2023

Fran is very dedicated and enthusiastic. She is a very talented singer and songwriter

Alison M.
Rated 5 out of 5
February 20, 2023

Fran is a fantastic singer, she studied at Leeds College of Music, both to graduate with honours, and for a post graduate Masters degree. But she goes well beyond this – she performs regularly both online and live. That tells you that she will inspire you or your child. She’s an excellent teacher. She is patient and caring, and because she understands the physiology, and the theory of harmony, she can help beginners as well as divas. I can recommend her very strongly

Hugo M.
Rated 5 out of 5
February 20, 2023

Fran has started teaching singing, here is why I think it is worth your attention. 1. She’s not just a singing teacher, she’s got skin in the game. She sings at gigs and weddings frequently and her original music has got over 2m streams on Spotify. 2. She’s doesn’t describe herself as a natural, she worked hard on her voice to get where she is. Imagine two teachers one a natural and another who struggled and overcame her difficulties. Which one can help you with your sticking points. 3. She’s not interested in making you do endless boring scales and practicing only certain songs. She wants lessons to be fun and to concentrate on smaller changes that add up to a dramatic result. 4. If you’re feeling nervous about singing in front of people you don’t have to. She can critique videos that you made in the comfort of your home.

Peter R.
Rated 5 out of 5
February 20, 2023

I loved our lessons… | feel a lot more confident and feel like I have found my voice… and I actually love the tone in my voice now… thank you a lot for helping me on that journey.

Gabriel S.