Fran Knowles

Fran began her involvement with Core Music as a music-crazed teenage volunteer when it opened in 2008, and soon after as a drum tutor. Studying music at the University of Leeds and later completing a masters in Ethnomusicology in Sheffield, she has repeatedly returned to the Core community, and teaches drum kit to students of all ages and abilities. She has also taught on the Rock Foundation, a course designed to encourage young people to play in bands, and has offered lessons in other percussion instruments including the cajon.

When not teaching, Fran works as a performer, most notably with international touring group, Spark!, an LED drumming street theatre show. You can typically find her travelling the globe in face paint and sequins, with drums strapped to her torso and a terrifying smile.

Fran Knowles
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