Frances McLaren received Bachelor's and Master's degrees in piano performance from Carnegie Mellon University. Winner of Carnegie Awards Festival and Pittsburgh Concert Society auditions, she has given many solo recitals and has accompanied many professional musicians. Mrs. McLaren has taught piano to students of all ages and skill level from beginning through very advanced. Many students have won first place in piano competitions, and have gone on to major in music and piano in college. She has arranged many of the classic church hymns for piano solo. These have been played for preludes and offertories and have been well received by church members. There are many original compositions as well liked by advanced piano students and others.