Tempest Music

The Classical Music Specialists

Tempest Music was established in 1979 by talented musician Frances Tempest. From humble beginnings as a specialist sheet music store, Tempest Music has grown exponentially, supplying anything a musician could ever need.

The staff at Tempest Music spend considerable time with each of their customers guiding them through the musical instrument selection process. This is based on the belief that it is essential to try different instruments and make a careful selection to complement each individual musician's experience level and budget. Because of this philosophy, Tempest Music has been approached by many leading instrument brands to stock their items in store. They do this knowing that the expert advice Tempest Music offers to each customer will best match the musician to the instrument, allowing them the best chance to succeed on their musical journey.

About Fran Tempest

"I go above and beyond the simple selling of an item. I guide, explain, teach, suggest, and offer assistance. I organised master classes, events and opportunities to meet musicians who you would not ordinarily have access to"

With this philosophy in mind, Fran has grown Tempest Music from a part time hobby to one of the leading stores for musicians in Australia. Fran shares her passion for music with all musicians from students starting out to the top professionals.

Fran is a professional Bassoonist performing and teaching in Perth after spending 4 years studying and performing in Adelaide and Sydney. Fran studied Bassoon at the Elder Conservatorium under Thomas Wightman for 2 years and then went on as a member of the ABC National Training Orchestra for another 2 years. Fran also worked freelance with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Elizabethan Trust Sydney Orchestra.

Returning to Perth in 1978 Fran returned to her position of Principal Bassoon in the WA Arts Orchestra. She worked for many years in this position as well as being regularly employed in the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.

Fran went on to teach Bassoon for many years, even producing a number of professional players.

Contact Fran and her helpful team at Tempest Music today!

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