2019 Romantic and Contemporary Auditions

A very big congratulations to all of my students who participated in the Romantic and Contemporary Auditions at the University of New Orleans this weekend! So many outstanding performances! Special recognition to my Superior Recitalists: Bethlehem Adams, Liam Bailey, Sarah Fath, Sneha Mondal, Priscilla Moradel, Joshua Ngo, Jared Soh, and Drusilla White Superior Medalist: Aiden […]

Romantic and Contemporary Auditions

Several students participated in the NOMTA’s 2017 Romantic and Contemporary Auditions at UNO this year, and we had some great results!  Congratulations to all of the students on their outstanding work this year, and special recognition to Superior Medalists: Aiden Michler, Sneha Mondal; Superior Recitalists: Neel Mondal, Drusilla White. Drusilla White Neel Mondal

The Art of Practice

I am thrilled to be presenting what I hope is the first of many workshops on healthy practice techniques at Loyola University New Orleans this week.  The Art of Practice addresses specific tools that students of all ages and instruments can use to help prioritize their mental health and make the most of their practice […]

Second Annual Lynn Celestin Memorial Scholarship Concert

Congratulations to 2015-2016 Lynn Celestin Memorial Scholarship winner and my student, Destiny Sanders, as well as 2014-2015 Lynn Celestin Memorial Scholarship winner and former student, Kaitlyn Tholen!  They performed an outstanding concert on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at Hall Piano Company.

Emily Fransen and Peggy Fransen in Concert!

My mom and I will be playing our very first concert together this weekend, and we are very excited!  We have inadvertently programmed all Romantic and Contemporary music, and I am personally pretty happy about it.  The concert will feature both duet and solo work, and we hope that you can make it!

Congratulations to Kaitlyn Tholen!

A very big congratulations to Kaitlyn Tholen, who is the first recipient of the Lynn Celestin Memorial Scholarship through the Steinway Society of New Orleans and Hall Piano Company.  With the help of my mother and Hall Piano Company sales associate Emily McWilliams, I founded this scholarship to honor the memory of my childhood teacher, […]

Now Enrolling Students for the Summer

It seems crazy to say this, but summer is just around the corner!  Many of you will begin planning summer activities for your children, so please consider starting them in piano lessons!  Summer is a great time to start your children in private lessons and help them establish a routine before the school year begins. […]

Jessie Troxler’s Senior Recital

Voice student Jessie Troxler will be performing in her Senior Recital this weekend along with several piano students of Peggy Fransen. Jessie is both an accomplished vocalist and pianist. I hope that you can attend this fantastic event! JESSIE TROXLER’S SENIOR RECITAL SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2013 3:00PM ST. CHARLES AVENUE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1545 STATE ST. […]

Jr. Philharmonic Performance

Big congratulations are in order for voice student Jessie Troxler. Jessie, a soprano and senior at St. Martin’s Episcopal School in Metairie, LA recently performed in the Jr. Philharmonic Society’s December 9th concert. Jessie’s Program: Fear No More the Heat o’ the Sun – Roger Quilter Deh vieni, non tardar from Le Nozze di Figaro – […]