Frances Thornton

Music Teaching and Performance
Winner of the MK Inspirational Teacher Award


It can be an incredibly difficult decision choosing a music teacher for your child. Please rest assured I am a fully qualified teacher and Musician with many years of experience. I am incredibly passionate about Music both performing and Teaching. I am very fortunate to have had some amazing teachers including Keith Bragg and Alan Bullard.  I perform regularly both as a soloist and an ensemble player and have taught at home and in schools for many years.  I can give private lessons on the Piano, Flute, Recorder, Saxophone and Music Theory which can be done 1:1 or via a remote platform. 
Some of my students are keen to enter music exams and others prefer to learn just for fun. Whatever your preference the lessons will be structured to suit you.

I am also available for performance at Weddings, parties or corporate events. I also play as a member of the popular Ceilidh band 'The Celtic Bottletops'  

Please get in touch for more information.

As a total Music enthusiast I am a keen blogger and you can follow me here I also run an online Flute forum which has in excess of 3000 members.

If you're looking for a music teacher as enthusiastic as you, then look no further!

  • Old Wolverton, Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom MK125NN
  •  07/11/2020 10:56 AM
  •  01/10/2020 07:00 PM
  • Location: To Be Announced

The date is still to be agreed. But you will be hearing some of the most romantic piano music ever written. The music will be from composers such as Brahms, Debussy and some 20th Century film composers.

  •  23/07/2020 12:00 PM
  •   St Mary's and St Giles Church Stony Stratford

A relaxing selection of Music for Flute, Recorder, Voice and PIano

  •  08/06/2020 06:00 PM
  •   Sr Mary's and St Giles Church Stony Stratford

Unfortunately this concert has been cancelled. But this time next year I will be demonstrating the beauty of the recorder by performing a varied selection of music by composers including: Van Eyck, Montalbano, Telemann and Bach.

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We are recruiting recorder players for a new and exciting ensemble in the Bucks, Northants Region.

Ideally you will be grade 6 or above and able to play both Soprano and alto recorders. Bass clef reading would be a bonus.

Please get in touch if you are interested in joining a passionate and enthusiastic group.
The Celtic Bottle Tops

We are a Ceilidh band with a difference! All styles of music can be  performed to suit your requirements and you are guaranteed the perfect atmosphere and a magnificent evening whatever the occasion.  

Your Dance is important to you so choose The Celtic Bottle tops to give you a night to remember.

We are three professional musicians dedicated to giving you the perfect performance.

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  1. Please get in touch if your son or daughter needs help with their GCSE Music exam. I have worked as a secondary school music teacher and can help with all areas of this examination. I can help guide your child through the listening paper. I can also help with their compositions on a variety of platforms including Sibelius or garage band. I also  help with the performance side of the exam with solo and ensemble performances