The Music Stand offers cello lessons to students of all ages and levels. Our lessons are provided by The Music Stand’s highly qualified bass instructor. Located in Laguna Niguel, The Music Stand is the most popular music school in South Orange County.

Jane Carter
Cello Instructor

Jane Carter did her undergraduate work at the world renowned, Indiana University, earned a master’s degree in music NAU and a teaching credential from the State of California thru Whittier College. She has 30+ years of public school music teaching band, orchestra and jazz ensemble, honor orchestra. Jane was honored with Teacher of the Year and Special Service awards while teaching at Masuda Middle School in Fountain Valley. She taught applied private music lessons at Northern Arizona University while earning her masters degree. Took two curses in Brass Band performance including private instruction in Wales and England. Currently she coaches music in south county schools and teaches privately at THE MUSIC STAND in Laguna Niguel. She is not only an expert at beginning and intermediate instruments, but is an accomplished singer and songwriter earning a place in the Grammy organization NARAS for having performed on three commercial albums.

Studied trumpet privately with Boyde Hoode, LA Philharmonic, Jimmy Stamp, studio and recording artist, Studied privately on flute, clarinet, oboe and bassoon with LuRuth Anderson, Whittier College and Violin and Cello with Jean Clower, Huntington Beach School for the Arts. Studied lyric song writing privately with KA Parker, professional writer working with CBS, Studied singing with Jonathan Mack, LA Opera Tenor, and Darlene Koldenhoven, Studio singer and commercial recording artist.

Performance experience includes Rio Hondo Symphony, Orange County Wind Symphony, Flagstaff Symphony, Flagstaff summer festival orchestra combining Phoenix and Glendale professional symphonies, Garden Grove Symphony, South Coast Symphony, Pacific Symphony, California Connection commercial entertainment band trumpet and vocals, 20+ years singing with William Hall Master Chorale/Orange County master Chorale. soloist and harmony with Tapestry eight voice mixed double quartet, OCC big band, Saddleback jazz combo, Golden State British Brass Band, Laguna Beach Band and Jazz set. Plus various professional free lance work in Orange, LA and inland empire counties.

Jane Carter taught middle school band and orchestra students for over 33 years.