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Mr Dan Macfarlane

Mr Macfarlane began his musical journey with JMS at six years old, initially as a viola student and then developing his interests in piano, guitar and many other instruments. In secondary education he studied composition, music theory and studio techniques, experimenting in both solo and group recording projects. He also contributed to Jersey Youth Service as a course tutor and director.

In 2020, Mr Macfarlane qualified from RNCM with BMus (Hons) and gained PGCE award with specialist instrument accreditation. He has worked for Jersey Music Service since 2020 and performs regularly as a session musician for function bands and independent artists.

Mr Macfarlane performing But She Was Not For Waiting



Excellent teaching, good ensemble opportunities. Encouragement and support for exams and competitions. Eve has really enjoyed her saxophone lessons and the ensembles and has progressed well. It has been a great opportunity for her to borrow the baritone sax to play in the ensembles. Thank you to all at JMS!


I like how kind and supportive the staff are. I like how the staff approach problems with solutions rather than barriers. I like how the staff understand childhood development in an holistic way. I like how the staff respect the voice of the child. Thank you so much to John Pearse, a more patient and caring teacher you couldn't hope to find.


Lovely teachers and very supportive admin staff.