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1-2-1 Vocal Coaching

Take the first step towards building your confidence & finding your voice

Fran Minney, founder of Empowered Sound profile image smiling in front of trees. Photo credit: Fox and Owl Photography (Chloe Grayson).

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 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!

Fran Minney performing live at LS6 Cafe. Photo by Victoria Kathryn Events.



Mondays & Thursdays: LS13 1NN

Tuesdays & Wednesdays: Flavour Like Fancy [Event Space], Arndale Centre, Headingley, Leeds LS6 2UE

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 and songwriting

Who are lessons for?
I cover all ages and have experience differentiating for physical and developmental disabilities


Lesson lengths & Pricing

1 hour - £45

45 minutes - £34

30 minutes - £23

I also offer lesson packs of six lessons for the price of five.

Lesson structure
Warm up, technique exercises, song work, cool down

Teaching aims
✨ For the first 6-12
 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.

About: Francesca Minney

Francesca 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. 

Francesca has over 5 years of teaching experience with a variety of age groups. Francesca has helped to nurture and uplift children under the ages of 10, teenagers, adults and retirees. Francesca is experienced at differentiating for those with physical and developmental disabilities.


Alongside private 1-2-1 tuition, Francesca 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.


Francesca 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.


Francesca 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 Minney's original music:
“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

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