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Early Childhood Music Coordinator
Music has always been an integral part of Janis' life. She grew up in a family that loved to sing and make music. Surrounded by the sounds of classical and big band music, Janis continued her own musical journey with the start of piano lessons at the age of eight. She then received further musical training in piano and vocal studies at Harding University and The University of Texas at Arlington.
After teaching private piano lessons for 11 years, Janis observed a TCU Early Childhood Music demonstration class in 1998. She received Early Childhood Music training in the spring and summer of 1999 with plans of integrating the same concepts into her piano teaching. She also offered Early Childhood Music classes in her studio in Mansfield, Texas. She has been teaching Early Childhood Music at TCU since January 2001. Janis is a registered Musikgarten teacher and a certified Music Together teacher. She is an active member of the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association and past member of the Music Teacher's National Association, Texas Music Teacher's Association, Fort Worth Music Teacher's Association and the Fort Worth Piano Teacher’s Forum.
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