Jane started playing the tenor cor aged 11 with lessons and the instrument provided by her school in Sunderland. As she showed promise the school then bought her a French Horn. On leaving school, and having saved up for 2 years, Jane bought her own horn and has been playing ever since.
Jane played in the Folkestone Symphony orchestra for more than 20 years and then, on moving to
S E London, the Dulwich Symphony orchestra. She joined TPS in 2008, after moving to East Sussex.
Jane also plays in the Sevenoaks and Tonbridge concert band, North Downs Sinfonia, a wind quintet and a wind octet and other ad hoc chamber groups, orchestras and bands.
Jane took up the position of orchestral chair in 2021.