Jan’s spark for teaching music to others began at 8 years of age. Later, she earned a Master of Music degree in Double Reeds and a Bachelor of Music Education in Instrumental Music. She has been a band director for 18 years and taught music classes at Albion College and Jackson Community College. Jan serves as an M.S B.O. A. adjudicator at district and state Solo/Ensemble Festivals. She is an accompanist, composer and arranger and performs with the various groups of Sounds Appropriate and plays piano for church. Jan enjoys encouraging and guiding students as they find their musical voice.