Hailing from the State of New York, Jane West is a pianist and music scholar, holding degrees from Tufts University in Historical Musicology, and Piano Performance from the Manhattan School of Music. Her recitals have been heard in the US, Poland, and Austria.
Focusing on the students’ understanding of music at a broader level is at the cornerstone of Ms. West’s philosophy as an instructor. Teaching private piano for the past twelve years to students of all ages and abilities, she promotes both mastery of the keyboard and an informed musicianship by coupling the study of piano technique and repertoire with the literature’s historical narrative.
As an arts administrator with a firm belief in the importance of music in the local community, Ms. West is dedicated to promoting young talent in concerts and cultivating an active music-making scene. She is currently organizing, coordinating, and promoting the Tampa Youth Festival of Music, as part of the Tampa Music Teachers Association.