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Events and performance
"I think you are truly extraordinary and I am enthralled by everything you're doing"
Paul Lewis 2016
"Dear Fran, Thank you so much for coming and playing at our charity supper. You were magnificent and really made the evening special. Everyone commented on how lovely it was having live music of such a high quality. We managed to raise over £800, so we're really grateful. Thank you."
Autia, Martin, Michelle, Victoria and Jo
"I have never met anyone like her, she is just extraordinary; such an entrepreneur, fantastic musician, willing friend, generous spirit and an incredible composer."
Eleanor Turner 2016
"All of Fran's work, whether performing or teaching, is characterised by 150% commitment and enthusiasm. She performs with emotional intensity and a beautiful sound, and her teaching work equally benefits from her passion for sharing the joy of music with everyone."
Catherine White 2015
Fran is a versatile, enthusiastic and passionate musician, and she has never failed to bring a smile to our patients.
Clare Murphy 2014
"Congratulations Fran. The Future Blend Project is an amazing achievement"
"Fran is a passionate young musician. Her playing and enthusiasm are truly catching!"
Gabriella Dall'OIio 2015
"Thank you so much for making our day a bit more special. We are so great that Georgie told us about you. Wim sure you have a great future ahead. Our love and thanks to you."
Des and Mary
"To Fran, Thank you so so much for playing your harp at our wedding. It was beautiful and really lovely to have someone we know and love to do it for us. Thank you, all the best for your harp playing future."
Christine and Ian
"Congrats on all of the awesomeness! You are one hell of a driven woman and it'll be interesting where the clouds take you"
"Never met a superstar before, many congrats"
"Dear Fran, Many thanks for playing the harp fabulously at our wedding. I was so nervous that I hardly heard your plating on the day, but everyone said that it was beautiful. Your organisation and professional approach was very reassuring and we wish you all the best for the future."
Jenny and Pete 2009
"Thank you so much for playing at our special wedding. We hope you enjoyed the occasion too."
Pete and Julie 2008
"Many thanks for stepping in at short notice and entertaining us beautifully."
Nicky and Peter
"Dear Fran, Thank you for playing your harp so beautifully for us on Friday night. It was beautifully exectued with a sensitive choice of music. Our guests were delighted to have such an unusual instrument at the dinner."
"Dear Fran, On behalf of the Chairman, Brigadier W.E. Shackle, CBE and members of the ABF (West Sussex Committee) very much thanks for playing the harp for us at the ABF Curry Luncheon yesterday It was very much appreciated by all who attended.
Thank you al;so for the donation you returned to the ABF funds. This was most kind of you and will go towards the monies we are collecting in support of soldiers, former soldiers and their families in times of need, more so as a result of the present conflicts.
With all the very best to you for the future."
Hon. Secetary - Army Benevolent Fund
"Dear Fran, Thank you so much for playing your harp for us on Saturday at our Curry lunch. You play beautifully and it was very kind of you. I find harp music wonderful relaxing and so easy to listen to, especially when it is played so well. Once again, many thanks. You have a prodigious talent and I wish you all the best for the future."
" Fran is our Pilgrim Harp whirlwind! she has so much passion and enthusiasum for everything harp! She is a consummate performer and superb teacher. Everything Fran does is done with such drive. it is going to be interesting to see where it takes her"
Pilgrim Harps 2016
"I like my lessons with Fran because she makes it really exciting. She has taught me caterpillars and dominoes; she makes me smile a lot. My favourite pieces are 'Lavender's Blue and 'Purple Bamboo'. Sometimes she gives me stickers. She shows me what to do and I love her so much. She plays her big harp called Brian and it sounds just like a fairy!"
Eden (Aged 5)
"The project brought art and music into the lives of children that did not have access to it and pulled together children from around Britain sharing their love of art!"
Sally Alexander. (Headteacher Kimichi School) 2014
"Fran is an extremely talented teacher, not only inspiring me to start taking exams, but also encouraging me to enjoy and be freer in my playing. She teaches each pupil individually, focussing on personal strengths, weaknesses and tastes to work out the best way of bringing the best out of them. She makes lessons and the act of learning fun and engaging, and is constantly pushing me to not only improve in technical skill, but also in creative flair.
She gives meaningful exercises to do before practicing pieces that will help with techniques that are prevalent in a said piece. She will also teach new and exciting techniques to break up the monotony of piece practice, and tasks me with creating something new with these. She also is brilliant at breaking up pieces and talking about parts in a way I understand as a less formally trained musician.
All in all pretty awesome."
"Fran is an enthusiastic and energetic teacher, Her approach to teaching my daughter is innovative and engaging. She makes learning fun! My daughter looks forward to lessons and I always hear a lot of laughter coming from the two of them as they learn new things together. "
"Fran is... brilliant, fantastic, superb, funny, amazing"
Imme (aged 6) 2015
"Dear Fran, Thank you very much for training up our harpists in the way they should go and for participating in Saturday's Blue Coat Festival Concert. As you can imagine, it was a very special occasion for Helen and me and we shall treasure the memory for a long time to come! All good wishes."
Alan Browning, Headmaster at The Blue Coat School Birmingham
"Fran Barsby - THE WORLDS BEST HARP TEACHER!!!!! Fran has FUN ways of teaching how to play music!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!THANK YOU FRAN FOR BEING AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Cara (age 7) 2016
"As a Music teacher Fran has inspired many young people, wether they believe in themselves to be musical or not. I would have no reservation in recommending Fran as she has a huge capacity for taking any task, figuring out solutions and then tirelessly following through her ideas to a successful conclusion."
"Fran, So lovely to meet you, your books are wonderful and I wish you all the success for the future, which you so deserve. Thank you."
Donna from Pilgrim Harps 2015
"Amazing! Really is such a great book to match a wonderful person!"
"Many congrats! Hope PoppyHarp is a big success!"
Richard T 2014
"What a fantastic Book collection! We'll be wishing you much success (well deserved)"
Kirsty and Dom 2014
"Dear Fran, Wonderful, inspirational resources - love all the art too. Congratulations, lovely to meet you. best wishes"
"Congratulations on your amazing book collection. Your amazing and deserve the success coming your way!"
"Congratulations on a FANTASTIC launch, you deserve it after all your dedication and hard work. Your an inspiration to me and a valued friend." Jamie 2014
Lovely to seen you again after way too long! Congratulations - I'm so happy you are doing so well!"
"Wow Fran! What an amazing thing you have done! Wishing you every success in the future."
Cathy White 2015
Congratulations on all you've achieved so far! I can't wait to see what you do next!"
Amy Turk 2015