Yan Quan started learning the dizi when he was 13, under the tutelage of SCO musician Zeng Zhi in Raffles Institution Chinese Orchestra (Year 1-4).
In his days in RICO, he was also taught by Mr Ng Hsien Han, the ensemble manager of Dicapella. Yan Quan eventually became the assistant chairman of RICO in 2014.
In the same year, he obtained a grade 8 certificate in the Chinese Instrumental Grading Examination organized by the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.
Yan Quan is currently a member of Raffles Institution Chinese Orchestra (Year 5-6),  musician of Singapore Youth Chinese Orchestra and management committee of Dicapella Dizi Ensemble.