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Meet the Teachers

Fanfare Family

Fanfare Music’s family of tutors and performers are here to help you find your inner music. But who are the creators and teachers who will be welcoming you to our school and studio?

Say hello to the family!

Jenna Fan

Local Vocals Principal Director and Piano Teacher

Hi, I’m Jenna Fan! I’m a mum of three, and I’m passionate about making music accessible to everyone. Music is my life - and that’s why I started Fanfare! (Did you spot the pun?)

Ever since I was little, my dream has been to work in music. That dream’s already coming true - I genuinely love teaching piano, whether that’s youngsters or fellow mums and dads from all walks of life! I’ve helped teach younger children, as well as baby and toddler groups, too!

These days, I'm working hard songwriting with my two bands, Amber Falls and Our Parallel Lives, and helping people find their voice through various projects in the community through my social enterprise Go Pop CIC.

To me, watching my students gain confidence and progress in their music skills is so rewarding.

As a young musician, I really valued just being able to pick up an instrument and to really get stuck in. I want that for our students, too! You should never be afraid to give something a go. For younger kids, that’s bottle ukuleles and box drums, and for adults, that might be finally picking up the guitar after years of ‘maybe some other time’!

I’m always growing as a musician, too! Eventually, I’d love to learn the saxophone or the drums. For now, I’m committed to helping people gain confidence in their performance.

Hi, I’m Nick! I’m an experienced guitar player and tutor, having started learning classical guitar from the age of seven. From there, I progressed to electric, bass, and even the drums once I became a teenager.

I eventually joined the Kirklees Classical Guitar Orchestra, competing up and down the UK - and I played bass for the Kirklees Senior Wind Band, too!

I attended Huddersfield Rock School, have an A Level in Music Technology, and a 2:1 BA (Hons) degree in Music Technology and Audio System Design from Derby University.

I absolutely adore the guitar - I’ve been writing and playing in bands for well over 20 years, performing covers and original songs alike. I’m the drummer for the Local Vocals Pop Choir, and I also play bass in a covers band - Han (not) Solo!

Nick O’Rourke

Studio Manager

Edward Whelan

Piano and Violin Teacher
Edward Whelan is a conductor, pianist, teacher and composer. He has worked with many choirs including Leeds Male Voice Choir, Horbury Singers, Sandal Singers, St Raphael Singers and Featherstone Male Voice Choir. Edward gives lessons in piano, violin, music theory and singing. He gives regular piano recitals and composes in his spare time.

Jim Davies

Brass Lessons


Singing Teacher

Emmi Huffinley

Singing & Musical Theatre

Emma Coates

Piano, Clarinet & Saxophone

Peter Shepherd

Piano Lessons

Drai Douglas

DJ & Music Production

Jack Johnson

Guitar, Ukulele & Songwriting

Mark Phelan


Lucy Shepherd

Morley Local Vocals Choir Leader

Harry Souter

Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin & Group Piano

Herbie Underwood

Drum & Piano

Open up To Music

Fanfare’s mission is to make individual learning accessible, affordable and enjoyable. Why should it be anything else?We love helping new students of all ages find their rhythms, tempos and tones. Remember - you don’t have to be a superstar from the get-go!You can read more about our Music Tuition online, and when you're ready...Email us or send us a message to set up your first lesson - let’s make some music!
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In 2008 my husband (to-be at that time) and I moved to a town in West Yorkshire called Ossett. We were both civil engineers working in the area and it made sense to settle there. Growing up I played the piano, I learnt at 4, peaked early, and played a lot for school at concerts […]

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First, what is a choir? Choirs come in all shapes and forms, but my pop choir, Local Vocals, is a group of enthusiastic people who share a love of singing and music and who join together regularly to work hard turning harmonies and melodies into something beautiful which they then share with their friends, families […]

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A question every student of the piano asks, I’m sure. But why are they so important, and why do so many people find them tricky, boring, hard work, a pain in the backside? First, what is a scale? A scale is the collection, played step by step, note by note, of all the notes which […]

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