Helen Turner – Founder
Helen Turner – Founder of Music Bus
Hi, I’m Helen, mum to three lovely girls and founder of Music Bus. 17 years ago, in 1999, I opened the doors to my first children’s music classes in Cuckfield, West Sussex.
Passionate about children, music and singing, I wanted to encourage parents and children everywhere to indulge and enjoy the wonderful feelings and benefits singing and making music together brings. I’m passionate for children to have fun learning through music and the huge impact this has on their development and wellbeing. That’s what led me to set up my first classes and it’s what still drives me today; to bring music and singing to young families everywhere.
In addition to this, running my music classes gave me the perfect way to combine work and family life whilst also doing something i love, and I’m so happy to have been able to extend this opportunity to other parents through developing the Music Bus License.
Over the years I have built Music Bus into a strong family brand known for providing exciting and lively music classes, looking after mums, and for providing a work-family solution for many mums too! From one village in Sussex, Music Bus has gone on to teach thousands of children and build strong relationships with nurseries, schools, communities and parenting groups, is featured at UK festivals, celebrities parties, and on local radio. I’m pleased to say we have taught thousands of happy children, happy mums and dads, nursery settings and schools, and have provided many mums with a family friendly business of their own.
Music Bus has Licensees running classes in many areas of the UK as well as in Paris and New Jersey and I’m keen to offer our classes to more families and our business opportunity to more mums and therefore am interested to hear from people who would like to find out more about joining our team.
Our Awesome Licensees
Hannah Batten – Horsham and District
Hannah first joined the team in 2006 as a class assistant before becoming the very first Music Bus Licensee taking on the Horsham and district area in 2007.
Hannah and here team run regular weekly parent and child classes in 5 locations across the area as well as providing music sessions in local nurseries. She’s also something of a local celebrity, a regular entrant (and winner) with her amazing Music Bus team in the annual Horsham Pancake Races.
You can read more about Hannah HERE.
Maggie Kelly – Haywards Heath and Burgess Hill
I am very excited to be joining Music Bus because music has been a pivotal part of my whole life. From singing on a cruise ship in Italian, to playing violin aged 13 in Germany on my first ever trip abroad and more recently performing opera to my Dad as a surprise, after secretly taking up lessons.
I am a mum of two teenagers, Charlie and Alice – both in sixth form. I was lucky enough to be a full time mother when they were very young, so I know how rewarding, and at the same time tough, that role is!
You can read more about Maggie HERE
Yvette Hollister – Cardiff North
Hi, My name is Yvette Hollister, I’m a mum to William and Lowri. I joined Music Bus in 2015 and run classes in North Cardiff.
I have been a primary school teacher for 15 years, teaching reception to year 6 in both England and Wales. Having done a degree in music and being involved in school music, as well as privately teaching piano, I was keen to find something that incorporated my skills, and Music Bus fitted perfectly.
You can read more about Yvette HERE.