Jane has been teaching the violin at the Lauderdale Suzuki group since the 1980s. In 1976 Elisabeth Waterhouse (the founder of the Lauderdale group) invited Jane to come and teach on one of the first-ever Suzuki summer music camps in the heart of Wales, and ever since then, they have worked together.
Jane recalls: "In 1976 I had graduated from the Royal College of Music but knew nothing about Suzuki as there was so very little Suzuki teaching in England. I went to the camp to teach the more advanced children. I have a vivid memory of a group of children playing Perpetual Motion outside and walking around. When they repeated the music with a descant I was totally captivated by their ease of playing and their beautiful sound and at that moment I decided to learn all I could about how to teach my students the Suzuki way."
Over 40 years later she continues to work as a teacher and Suzuki Teacher Trainer. Her three adult children have all become professional musicians having been raised through the Suzuki method.
Jane stepped down from being the director of the Lauderdale programme in 2020. She is confident the excellent Suzuki musical education that children receive in this Suzuki group will continue to flourish under the directorship of her successor Amy Cluggish.