Jan Baxendale began her study of the piano at the age of seven years old. Over the next eleven years she studied with three Lower Mainland teachers, most notably with Dr. Dale Reubart of the U.B.C Department of Music. At the age of fifteen, Jan earned her Licentiate Diploma from Trinity College (London) and started her teaching career. At the age of eighteen, she traveled to London, England where she lived for one year, studying with Kendall Taylor of the Royal School of Music and obtained her Fellowship Diploma from Trinity.
Shortly after returning home to North Vancouver and having resumed her studies, she was hired at the young age of nineteen as an instructor at Capilano College where she taught in the University Transfer Program and the Music Therapy department for the next thirteen years. Jan derives tremendous pleasure and satisfaction from teaching the love of music, specifically of the piano, to young and old alike.
Jan has been teaching at the British Columbia Conservatory of Music since September 2000.
- Licentiate and Fellowship (Royal College of Music) in Piano Performance
- Studied in London, England with Kendall Taylor of Royal College of Music
- Piano with Dr. Dale Reubart, Dr. Robert Rogers & Dr. Robert Silverman