See MP3 Index (below) to listen to and/or download all of Janet's songs.
(December, 2010) My musical background sounds similar to many other performer bios. I raised a family and now have six grandchildren to keep up with. I’m also still working – can’t wait for retirement!
As a young girl I would sit on the screened porch at my grandmother’s house and play the music box until the metal nubs were almost worn off the plates. I guess my mother saw some potential there because she spent every penny of the money left to her when my grandmother passed away to buy me a piano.
I had my first lesson when I was around ten years old and those $2.50 per week sessions with an elderly lady down the street lasted for about three years. There was very little theory, and she was very lenient on my lack of scale practice (which shows in my playing), but she taught me enough to get me started.
During those child-rearing years, I was too busy to do anything but annually pull out my Christmas music and terrorize the family with my lack of practice. Sorry guys!
Just a few years back, I began attending a little country church and they shamed me into providing my limited ability on the keyboard. I was so embarrassed that I began practicing diligently. Our pastor formed a southern gospel group, called the Aarp Angels with singers and players throughout the county and I was their "default" soprano/keyboardist. So then I really had to get myself in gear. The result was that the more I played, the more I wanted to play. My nervousness subsided and I began "collecting keyboards." Actually I’m just searching for the right one. If Yamaha would just put 88 keys on an arranger, I would feel like I’d died and gone to heaven.
So now I have two Motif ES8’s (why – because I ended up becoming part of a "Sunday Morning Mobile Methodist Music Ministry," which played at two little country churches), a PSR-3000, PSR-S900, Tyros2 and my latest, a Tyros3. I originally bought the Motif’s because of the 88 keys. I wouldn’t even look at anything with less. I’m using them now as very expensive MIDI-CONTROLLERS! Eventually, a good friend of mine introduced me to the YPG-625 and I fell in love with the accompaniment feature. He and I did some concerts where he played the guitar and we sang harmony while I accompanied with the "one man band." We were pretty darn good!
I’m continuing to evolve. With the help of my friends at PSR Tutorial. I'm now learning about recording, multi-tracks, bounce tracks, editing, etc. It’s really wonderful to have such a great hobby and the people at the little country church hug me every week and thank me for the wonderful music. There’s nothing better than that!
SO THANKS AGAIN, MOM – I couldn’t have done it without you.
Recent songs are in the Jukebox above. All of Janet's songs are listed below alphabetically by title. Click on any song title to listen to and/or download the song. Date links take you to a PSR Tutorial Forum discussion of that song.
Are You Washed (Tyros3) 4/19/2011
At Calvary (Tyros3) 4/19/2011
Behold The Lamb (Tyros3) 4/19/2011
Christ Arose (Tyros3) 4/19/2011
Christ The Lord Has Risen (Tyros3) 4/19/2011
Crazy (Tyros3) 1/5/2011
Easter Songs (Tyros3) 4/19/2011
Handel Behold (Tyros3) 4/19/2011
He Is Risen (Tyros3) 4/19/2011
I Just Feel Like Something Good (Tyros3) 1/5/2011
In The Garden (Tyros3) 4/19/2011
In This Very Room (Tyros3) 1/8/2011
Jesus Medley (Tyros3) 4/19/2011
More (Tyros3) 3/3/2013
Near The Cross (Tyros3) 4/19/2011
Nothing But The Blood (Tyros3) 4/19/2011
Old Rugged Cross (Tyros3) 4/19/2011
Pie Jesu (Tyros3) 4/19/2011
She's Got You (Tyros3) 1/5/2011
Texas State Of Mind (Tyros3) 1/5/2011
There Is Power (Tyros3) 4/19/2011
Vaya Con Dios (Tyros3) 1/5/2011
Who Am I (Tyros3) 4/19/2011
Ave Maria (Tyros3) 12/15/2010
Away In A Manger (Tyros3) 12/15/2010
Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabelle (Tyros3) 12/15/2010
Carol Of The Bells (Tyros3) 12/14/2010
Christmas Rhapsody (Tyros3) 12/15/2010
Come All Ye Shepherds Come (Tyros3) 12/15/2010
Come Thou Almighty King (Tyros3) 12/15/2010
Consolation Of Stille Nacht (Tyros3) 12/15/2010
Deck The Halls (Tyros3) 12/14/2010
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Tyros3) 12/14/2010
He Shall Feed His Flock (Tyros3) 12/15/2010
The Holly And The Ivy / Good Christen Men (Tyros3) 12/14/2010
It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year (Tyros3) 12/14/2010
Joy To The World (Tyros3) 12/15/2010
O Come O Come Emmanuel (Tyros3) 12/15/2010
O Little Town Of Bethlehem (Tyros3) 12/15/2010
Patapan / We Three Kings (Tyros3) 12/14/2010
Rise Up Shepherds (Tyros3) 12/15/2010
Toyland (Tyros3) 12/14/2010
We Wish You A Merry Christmas (Tyros3) 12/15/2010
What Child Is This (Tyros3) 12/15/2010
White Christmas (Tyros3) 12/15/2010