Jane is a classical pianist and an experienced teacher in piano, violin and singing. Having graduated in law from the University of Oxford, she has now returned to her passion of music.
Jane likes to tailor her lessons to meet the requirements of her students. Her approach is to balance formal instruction and classical pieces with lighter music and modern repertoire to add variety and interest to lessons. She also likes to place a strong emphasis on technique building to ensure quick progression.
Having started piano at age 3, Jane pursued her piano studies at the junior department of the Royal Academy of Music, where she studied under Tessa Nicholson, a professor of piano. By age 16, she had won first prize in all three age tiers of the Iris Dyer Piano Prize at the Junior Academy, and was awarded a Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music (LRSM).
She later won a scholarship to study at the Purcell School of Music. Other awards include winning the top prize of the Hatfield and District Music Festival (which led to a performance of the Schumann piano concerto with orchestra), taking second place in the Intercollegiate Beethoven Competition resulting in a recital at St James’s, Piccadilly. She has been invited to participate in masterclasses given by Dennis Lee, Stephen Osborne, Yu Chun-Yee and David Strange.
She has performed at many venues including the Barbican, the Royal Festival Hall, the Duke’s Hall, Logan Hall, the Purcell Room, the Sheldonian and the Holywell Music Room. In addition, she was invited to give several solo piano performances at the Nagano International Festival in Japan.