With 8+ years experience teaching children music in professional, school and church settings, Jana is well-equipped with the tools and know-how to bring joy and enthusiasm to the Music Together® classroom. Jana grew up singing around the piano with her family at home (mostly some of her favorites- Broadway show tunes!) while her mom played. She attributes much of the strong bond she still has with her family to those times spent making music together. Jana is thrilled to have the opportunity to share the joy of music making and relationship-building with her community here in the Tri-cities.
Jana completed the intensive Music Together Teacher Training Workshop in Seattle in the spring of 2016, and loved immersing herself in the music, philosophy and warm-fuzzies of this special program. Jana has a B.S. from Brigham Young University in Marriage, Family and Human Development, with an emphasis in child and adolescent development and behavior.
Jana is also blessed to have an amazingly supportive husband and four wonderful, rambunctious, creative, tender-hearted children. In addition to sharing her passion for music, she enjoys reading (yay for book clubs!), biking and running, and loves singing in the kitchen, shower, car, backyard...well, anywhere!