Janet Steen has extensive experience as a public school music educator, piano studio owner, and church choral director and organist. She received her B.A. in Music Education (vocal emphasis) at the University of Northern Iowa and her M.A. in Management from the College of Notre Dame in Baltimore. She took courses in piano pedagogy/literature at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. and received a Level III Orff-Schulwerk certificate from the University of Denver.
Janet taught K-5 general music in Iowa, Florida, and Washington, D.C. While working in retail sheet music and piano stores in Gainesville and Sarasota, FL, she taught group piano and managed the Music Education departments. She spent 11 years at Yamaha Corporation rising to the position of National Marketing Manager of their Music Education Division. Janet is also a former Director of Marketing for Alfred Music Publishing's Keyboard department. Over her tenure at Alfred, her tireless dedication and attention to detail saw the successful release and promotion of Alfred’s Premier Piano Course among thousands of other publications.