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Harding Music

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£8.50 for a 30-minute trial lesson

We occasionally do free trial lessons so watch out on our social media channels for news of when this offer becomes available. 

New music teaching studio for Brighouse

We are incredibly proud to announce the opening of our new teaching studio in the heart of Brighouse town centre, above Page. Book and Gift Shop at 48 Park Street, Brighouse, HD6 1JL

*We are holding 1:1 lessons only until restrictions lift even further - we will review this after October half term*

We opened up on a very sunny Saturday 1 August... Yorkshire Day, no less, which made the occasion even more special. 

We had a number of people come in and have a look around our new premises, try out our instruments (which were cleaned between visits) and sign up to music lessons. The amount of positive feedback we've received has been humbling - thank you ever so much to everyone who came to see us and said such great things about everything we've setting up here in Brighouse.  

Missed our Open Day? 

Just email us to arrange your tour, ask us your questions and discuss signing up for music lessons.



Who we are

We are a family-run business with a love for all things music. It inspires everything that we are about and nothing excites us more than the opportunity to share music with others

We do this in three main ways:


As fully-qualified and experienced teachers - both in classroom-based curriculum music and instrumental teaching with numerous schools and music services across the north of England - we are truly passionate about learning. We offer lessons on a wide range of instruments, as well as music theory lessons and support for exam preparation. 

For more info on these services, click here.


With a wealth of gigging, touring and recording experience between us, playing music is something we love to do, both for fun and professionally. 

To find out more about how we work as performers, click here.


We are both keen composers, arrangers and songwriters. We work professionally and reliably in all of these areas, in addition to some fun new ventures. Follow @KaraJaneSings on social media channels to hear our most recent collaboration project. Her new album ‘It’s Still M.E.’ was written from her bed where she spent two years recording the vocals in her short windows of good energy. She suffers from #SevereME and her album will raise funds for the tissue bank research led by the M.E. Association. It was released on Saturday 8 August and reached #1 in the Amazon Music album chart and peaked at #17 in the iTunes album chart this week. Harding Music arranged, performed and recorded the strings for the debut single from the album, ‘Baby Breathe’. Go to www.karajanesings.com to buy the single and album and help support essential research into this devastating condition. 

For more info on the music we create, click here.

Our Team



Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano, Recorder, Melodica, Music Theory, Musicianship, Aural Training, GCSE/A-Level Support.


BMus (hons) in Music [The University of Huddersfield], PGCE (cert.) in Secondary Music with Specialist Instrumental Teaching (Upper Strings) [RNCM], Musicianship training from the British Kodály Association, Mental Health First Aid training from MHFA England. DBS-checked with extensive, up-to-date safeguarding, e-safety, PREVENT, and GDPR training. Former Head of Junior Music at The Grammar School at Leeds.

Performing experience

Extensive orchestral and chamber ensemble performing experience across a variety of countries and notable ensembles, including her role as Orchestral Leader of the Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra (2013-2019) and recently as first violinist in The Fern Quartet. Emily has also performed concerti as a soloist on numerous occasions and enjoys performing with the Pennine Spring Music Festival Orchestra each May half term, last year leading the second violin section under conductor, Orr Guy. She has played violin as a session musician on recordings of a variety of different musical genres and has an interest in more contemporary and experimental performing styles as well as more traditional genres. 



Electric and Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Drum kit, Mandolin, Bass Guitar, Melodica, Music Theory, Musicianship, Aural Training, GCSE/A-Level Support.


BA (hons) Popular Music Production, QTS (Specialising in Music and Music Technology), fully DBS checked. DBS-checked with extensive, up-to-date safeguarding, e-safety, PREVENT, and GDPR training.

Performing experience

International touring experience as a rock/pop musician, performing at Manchester Jazz Festival, extensive corporate and function performing, studio session work in rock/pop genres and for film soundtracks.

Lessons | Workshops | Short Courses

Harding Music have opened up a new teaching studio

above Page. Bookstore in Brighouse town centre

50% off trial lessons

30 minutes £8.50

Book your half-price trial music lesson, 

online or at Page. Book & Gift Shop here

48 Park Street, Brighouse, West Yorkshire HD6 1JL

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