About Us

Fran Carpenter is the Managing Director of Frantic Productions Ltd. Frantic was formed in 1998. 

A prolific writer of school music resources and Christmas nativity plays and musicals, Fran has more than 20 years' experience of teaching early years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 as a music co-ordinator and specialist class music teacher. 

Fran's catalogue of school musicals and music education resources is growing all the time, and her nativity plays and musical productions have been performed worldwide in thousands of primary schools.

Fran also worked for several years in school television and educational video production. She worked as a member of the producer's team on a series of BBC's Look and Read and on a TEFL video for Pearson Education, and was a co-writer of the accompanying teachers' resource packs. 

She is a member of the Orff Society UK and much of her music for children is inspired by the creative Orff approach to music education.

In addition to her writing work, Fran runs music workshops in nurseries and schools and CPD teacher training courses for music hubs and teacher training colleges. These courses are highly regarded and provide teachers and students with a whole host of ideas for creative music making with early years and primary children.

Frantic Productions is also a Music Hub Partner of Bournemouth's Music Hub, SoundStorm, running projects for Bournemouth primary schools and early years providers. Visit our Extras menu below for the full range of services Frantic can offer nurseries, schools and Music Hubs.

The fabulous artwork on the Frantic Productions website and on the covers of our books since 2012 is by Vanessa Wells, withbits.com 

Fran is also delighted to have worked with the talented musicians, arrangers and composers, Dorian Kelly of Modal Music and Shan Verma of the London Jazz Piano School.

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