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Helen Varley

Helen Varley is solo horn of the Grimethorpe Colliery Band. Helen previously worked for over a decade as an acoustic consultant for the UK’s largest architectural practice, designing educational buildings and concert halls. In the past couple of years Helen has undertaken a complete career change, completing a Master’s degree (distinction) in music performance at the Royal Northern College of Music. She is now forging a career in music teaching, and is currently the Tenor Horn tutor at Salford University, Junior RNCM and Chetham’s School of Music, and general brass teacher for Bradford Music Hub. Helen has also featured as a guest soloist, tutor and workshop clinician in various locations, including a recent post as visiting tutor at Kneller Hall Royal Military School of Music.