Fiona is a member of a well-known Wexford musical family. She has been playing the piano since she was eight years old. She studied with Sister Elizabeth of the Convent of Mercy, during which time she won two awards at the Leinster School of Music and an award at the Arklow Music Festival.
She also studied with Mr. Alan Cutts of the Wexford School of Music and also with Mrs. Ilona Jenkins. In 1988 she was awarded a scholarship under which she studied the Pipe Organ with Mrs. Ruth Miller.
She was the accompanist at Clonard Church for seven years and was appointed full time accompanist to Wexford Male Voice Choir in 1991.
Fiona acquired her Teaching Diploma from the Leinster School of Music, Dublin.