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