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Jane is the musical founder of DaCapo Music. She set up the organisation in partnership with Michelle Groves, with the aim of training musicians to be effective teachers and supporting class teachers in the provision of music in schools.
They started by opening the DaCapo Family Music Centre and have now been researching and testing the DaCapo programme with children for over twenty years, exploring the best methods, approaches and resources to make for an effective music education. DaCapo now receives extensive recognition for the high level of quality and commitment that it brings to the world of music education.
Jane graduated from Trinity College of Music where she trained as a cellist. She began her teaching career in West Sussex, working as a peripatetic cello teacher and developed an interest in music education that led her to explore other opportunities. In 1986 she began to work within the famous Tower Hamlets Strings Project, run by Sheila Nelson, and here she came into contact with both the Kodaly method and the Dalcroze method and also had the opportunity to work alongside some of the most inspirational teachers of the time. She studied the Kodaly method for three years at the Kodaly Centre of London (David Vinden).
Jane has also been a teacher and lecturer at Trinity College of Music, St Albans High School for Girls, and was the eurythmics tutor for National Children's Orchestra for many years. She also has a number of private students in St Albans.
Jane received the Editorís Award at The Music Teacher of the Year Awards 2014, hosted by Rhinegold and Music Teacher magazine.