Janet Greene received her MA in Early Childhood Curriculum from Sonoma State University and her BA in Child Development from Scripps College. She has a Level 3 Orff Certification and received Fulbright and Austrian Government Grants to attend the one year Special Course at the Orff Institute in Salzburg, Austria.
Janet is in her 14th year as the TK-3rd grade Orff Music and Movement Specialist at Oak Grove Elementary School in Graton, California. She is also a teaching artist for the Luther Burbank Center (LBC) and Creative Sonoma which provides schools residencies integrating arts and the curriculum.
Janet has been a pre-orchestra teacher for the Simply Strings El Sistema program sponsored by the Santa Rosa Symphony and a mentor teacher for the San Francisco Symphony Keeping Score project for classroom teachers.
Janet has received numerous grants to integrate music and movement into the K-4 Language Arts, ESL, Math and Science curriculum. She currently has a 3 year grant to bring music and creative movement into the NGSS science curriculum at Oak Grove Elementary School.
Her course Music, Movement and Language in Early Childhood has been offered every spring at Mendocino College since 2005. She also teaches Introduction to Orff and Classroom Applications at the San Francisco International Orff Summer Course. Janet is a presenter for local and national music conferences. Her international courses for children and teachers have taken her to Bali, Bhutan, Thailand and South Africa. Janet enjoys dancing and playing the harpsichord, accordion and percussion.