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My goal is to tell you a little about myself and what I have to offer. If you have questions or would like to book my services, further info is provided on the Contact Janna tab.
But I am getting ahead of myself. Hello, my name is Janna. I have been a professional church organist and pianist for ten years and counting. As head organist/only regular organist at my church, I have clocked countless hours on the organ bench. Piano will always be my first love though. I love the sound of both piano and organ and would be equally comfortable playing either for your upcoming event.
I studied piano under an excellent instructor for twelve years (through high school), receiving a strong foundation in musical knowledge. I am classically trained, meaning I've learned to study, dissect, practice, and reconstruct written music. I love to play what's generally considered classical music, but I also love pop, jazz standards, show tunes, Disney classics, etc. Put a piece of music in front of me and I can learn it. I also play organ and clarinet, as well as sing.
Currently, as mentioned, I am head organist at Grace Lutheran Church in Omro, Wisconsin. My duties also include directing and accompanying the choir (on piano). I also offer piano and clarinet instruction to a small number of students. We have two recitals annually - Christmas and Spring - and it is always a joy to see how far they have come each year. Through church I am also a member of our praise band, Seventh Day; I play keyboard and sing.
My experience focuses on religious ceremonies (church services, weddings, funerals), but I am also available to play for non-religious ceremonies and events. I love to play for weddings, because music helps encapsulate the moment and can be customized to suit your specific love story. When I play for a wedding, I make a point to find out specific requests of the couple, or, if no specific requests are made, what they love, what they enjoy, what their love story is, so that I can select the perfect songs.
Please explore - several clips of my playing are available via the Music Samples tab to give you an idea of how I play and to hear some of the beautiful pieces in my repertoire. If you have questions or would like to book my services, please contact me. I look forward to making your special day perfect!