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About Fran

Fran has always had a love for music. She taught herself to play guitar at the age of 12, and later, formed a group, singing folk music of political and social justice. In college, she continued singing folk music at local coffee houses, while majoring in Speech and Hearing Therapy at Boston University.

Fran put her music career on hold while attending U. of Wisconsin, Madison for graduate school (Master’s degree) in Audiology. Fran returned to Boston and completed her Ph.D. in Audiology from B.U. and a Post-Doctorate in Neuropsychology from Tufts New England Medical Center. In all, Fran was a clinical audiologist for over 25 years.

While Fran loved helping people through her work as an audiologist, her passion for music returned. Fran always loved working with children, and so began the combination of working with children and music. She found that she could help children feel good about themselves and respectful of others through music. “Music is such a powerful vehicle to enhance respect for oneself and others, while having fun”, says Fran. Her work with parents and children was so rewarding, she put her audiology career on hold, and became a children’s musician full-time.

Fran began performing concerts throughout the New England area. From the Boston Sunday Globe, “Fran Friedman is one of New England’s most popular performers of children’s music”. “Fran is known for her uplifting performances that use music to build self-esteem, and bring awareness to diversity and disabilities.” says the Carver Reporter. Fran performs concerts at schools, libraries, festivals, children’s events, as well as at children’s parties.

Children have a great time when she entertains at their parties. Her music is age-specific and involve lots of interaction and participation from the children. Fran brings toys and instruments for them to use during the songs. For more information on Fran’s fun-filled music, please click here.

Fran Friedman has been keynote speaker at national conferences and provides workshops for childhood educators, caregivers, and parents. Her presentations include “Promoting Self-Esteem Through Music”, “Celebrating Diversity Through Music”, and “Using Music to Enhance Disability Awareness.”

Fran is very happily married. They have 2 wonderful children. Her son is an Art Director in Chicago; her daughter teaches English at University of Texas-Austin. In her free time, Fran enjoys water aerobics and has fun as coach of a Wayland Women’s softball team.



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(508) 358-1614

32 Rolling Lane Wayland, MA 01778