"Miss Jan" is an experienced, certificated teacher and performing singer-songwriter living in Ellensburg, Washington. She has a Master of Music Education from Central Washington University with experience teaching private lessons, K-12 music classes, community ensembles, summer camps, and a variety of musical workshops.
Jan is especially passionate about sharing music with people who "always wanted to learn" or "never thought it was possible."
See Jan's professional profile at www.linkedin.com/in/missjan .
Music is for everyone.
Music participation should be available to all people regardless of age, skill, or circumstance.
Enjoying, creating, & sharing music produces healthier, happier people. Our hearts & minds are opened, bodies are challenged & strengthened, & spirits find new ways to connect. Music also has a subtle way of encouraging problem-solving, self-esteem, self-discipline & responsibility. In short, music is important!
We offer a range of lessons, classes, workshops, ensembles, & relaxed gatherings - as well as referrals to other teachers & opportunities.
See our current offerings on the class Calendar. Ongoing: private lessons for all ages (guitar, piano, voice, ukulele).
Past examples: guitar classes, songwriting workshops, preschool music classes, a class for parents of music students, a drum set workshop, sing- & play-alongs, student appreciation events, & more!
"Our children started at ages 5 and 7 taking piano lessons from Jan, and thrived under her instruction. Jan is patient, energetic, great with kids, and musically talented in the extreme. I highly recommend her as a music teacher!"
- Jorji K., 2013
"Jan is a positive force in all lives she touches. I have never felt braver trying music than under Jan's guidance. And my 6 year old is flourishing in his Ukulele lessons with 'Miss Jan.'"
- Heather H., 2018
"Miss Jan is an incredible teacher! She really connects with the kids and makes music fun for everyone." - Anna K., 2018
" Miss Jan is so creative, talented and kind and I would highly recommend her preschool music class to anyone! She creates such a warm atmosphere and a fun learning environment. 😊 " - Holly G., 2018
"Jan is an excellent music teacher. She brings her expert skills and positive energy to make a fun learning environment. I am currently taking guitar and voice lessons from Jan and have not just learned a great deal, but enjoyed every minute. I highly recommend Jan as a music and voice teacher and any student is lucky to learn from her." - Genevieve J., 2014
"I met Jan Jaffe through Bellevue College where she taught my adult beginning guitar class. I was a first time student with no previous experience with this instrument.
Jan was such a wonderful instructor! She taught us primary guitar chords and musicality in a very non-intimidating and creative way. She brings a lot of energy and enthusiasm into the classroom and is very patient and fun to learn through. I really enjoyed learning guitar under her tutelage - I highly recommend Jan for group or private music lessons." - Gina J., 2013
Local Music Teachers, Performers, Events Coordinators -- Let's collaborate.
We are happy to refer to other community teachers and resources when we cannot fill a need.
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