Janelle has loved playing piano for as long as she can remember. Starting with piano lessons at 5 years old in her hometown of Medford, OR, Janelle took any opportunity to learn about music by learning multiple musical instruments, singing and dancing in musical theater, accompanying throughout her middle school and high school years, and even started to teach private piano lessons as an older high school student. She moved to Seattle in 2013 with dreams of becoming a music teacher and graduated from Seattle Pacific University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education and obtained her Washington State Teacher Certificate in K-12 General, Choral, and Instrumental Music. She is passionate about collaborative musical experiences and has worked with many musical ensembles and soloists including Ancora Choir, The Norwegian Ladies Chorus of Seattle, multiple church choirs, and SPU student juries and voice lessons. Since 2018 Janelle has been teaching elementary music in Tacoma, WA, has taught private piano lessons, and is very excited to return to Seattle to continue her music educator career in addition to playing piano collaboratively with Seattle Girls Choir.
When Janelle isn’t making music she enjoys spending time with her partner and pets in their Columbia City home, going to concerts and shows (when it’s safe to do so), reading, cooking, and enjoying nature with her friends.