"It's hard to put into words the wonders Janette works, but the talent you see produced by her training is phenomenal.
Janette revels in technical training with results of a high standard, however you'll find this is not just technical training but also character building and confidence boosting. With a wide range of students, each is treated with utmost respect and compassion, nurturing each individual voice to its greatest potential.
In a warm, comfortable atmosphere you're advised to leave your worries and insecurities at the door and take centre stage where you're the star of the show. With her warm heart, Janette isn't just your teacher but a great friend too.
It's been a pleasure to work with Janette over the last five and a half years and I certainly look forward to the next five and those after."
"When I began singing lessons with Janette I had lots of performing experience but no technique behind my voice. In a very short amount of time I began to realise that I was using my voice completely wrong.
With the ever expanding exercises and knowledge that Janette has shared with me I am continually discovering new aspects of my voice that I never new I had. Every lesson I learn something new.
Singing has always been a passion of mine and Janette has taken me away from my comfort zone in order to expand my understanding.
She's a lovely woman with a major talent. I recommend her to everybody."
"I started singing powerful songs at a young age and Janette was able to teach me how to use my voice properly without causing any damage to it.
Janette taught me skills that I will always remember whenever I am singing.
She's also a lovely lady."
"Janette has taught singing at St Gregory's for 18 years. Her input to the Music department has been immense. She has been an invaluable member of the production team for a string of full-scale musicals including Oklahoma, Guys and Dolls, My Fair Lady, West Side Story, Grease. She has coached the soloists for these productions, worked with groups in ensemble scenes and has directed her own vocal evenings in which items have ranged from Pop to Classical to Jazz.
Janette has successfully prepared students for GCSE performance examinations, Associated Board examinations, auditions for colleges and musical groups, always finding suitable material which not only appeals to young people but also makes the best of their talents. Her knowledge of vocal repertoire is not just extensive - it is second to none. I would trust Janette with any youngster's voice, knowing that it will never be over-stretched. If students follow her excellent advice they will develop a technique which will equip them for any style of music.
Highly regarded by other music teaching staff and students alike, Janette's judgement has rarely if ever failed to identify and nurture talent."
"I started with Janette just under 3 years ago and I had almost no control over my voice. Now I feel comfortable singing high and low notes alike. She has given me amazing songs to sing and her vocal exercises have helped me so much. She is a lovely person and a very patient teacher. I would recommend her to any aspiring singer."
"I was very fortunate to be taken on as a pupil by Janette when she had a temporary vacancy caused by another pupil's absence over 10 years ago, and I have never looked back.
Her professional yet informal and constructive tuition and guidance has changed me from an enthusiastic amateur with limited ability to a busy professional jazz/swing vocalist.
Her style is to be encouraging and positive in a persistent way which has made the learning process a pleasure for me.
I owe her an enormous amount of thanks for her continuing faith in my potential to improve, and know that she shares in my delight to have come so far."
"I first went to Janette when I realised I wanted to pursue a career in Musical Theatre. Singing had always been a passion of mine but never a strength.
Through Janette's tuition I have learned to understand how my voice works, how to sing with control and how to use good technique. I now consider my singing voice to be a strength of mine and I believe that it is highly thanks to Janette's teaching.
Fantastic teacher, Lovely person."
"Janette gave me all the tools and advice necessary to begin my professional career in musical theatre. I highly recommend her."
"I first attended singing lessons with Janette almost 20 years ago. The skills and techniques that I learned have proven invaluable in my career as a cabaret artiste.
Subsequently, as founder and chairman of Warrington's leading youth theatre, I am pleased to be able to recommend Janette to the many young performers within our organisation.
I would recommend Janette to anybody wishing to develop their voice. There's nobody better!"