Jane recently relocated to Louisville from Anchorage, Alaska. Teaching is her passion. In addition to teaching piano, she works as a professional English tutor and a substitute elementary school teacher in the Louisville metro area. Jane believes that learning to play the piano should be fun. Each student is unique, and she believes that teaching music is not a "cookie cutter" process. Jane works hard to accommodate each student's individuality into the learning process.
Jane graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Alaska Anchorage. She has earned a degree in both English and Music.
Jane teaches traditional piano methods and incorporates concepts from the Suzuki School as well. Her traditional teaching methods include the use of various method books - determined by her assessment of a student's age, personality, and ability. Jane focuses on proper technique, rhythm, sight reading, improvisation, memorization, and beginning theory. She believes, as Suzuki teaches, the learning environment is vitally important to the student’s success. Jane also believes it is important to communicate and work with the parents of each of her young students. She believes it is beneficial for the student to regularly perform music in a public forum. Thus, she schedules two yearly recitals, but they are not what most people would consider to be "typical" recitals. She has her students perform at various assisted living facilities, providing students with a stress-free environment, entertainment for the residents, and a unique environment for the parents. Having her recitals in assisted living facilities also helps Jane give her students a sense of community involvement and giving. This unique recital arrangement has proven to be very popular.
- Ages 4 and up
- Phi Kappa Phi
- Sigma Tau Delta
- Golden Key National Honor Society
- Standard Classical Repertoire
- Poplular Music
- Traditional Repertoire