Jane studied the oboe at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she was awarded the Worshipful Company of Musicians’ medal for most outstanding music student of her year. At the same time she won the London area final of the first LSO/Shell Scholarship and the following year made her South Bank debut in the Purcell Room as a winner of the Masie Lewis Young Artists Fund.
Although Jane was offered a French Government scholarship to continue her studies with Maurice Bourgue in Paris, she chose the BBC job and during her time there performed in many televised and broadcast Proms. She left six years later when offered the same position with The Philharmonia Orchestra and spent over 16 years travelling extensively and performing with some of the world's finest conductors and soloists both in concert halls around the globe and on the Philharmonia's many recordings.
Jane has freelanced with all the London Orchestras and spent much of her time at Abbey Road and Air studios playing on the soundtracks of hundreds of major films. She is also Professor of Cor Anglais at both the Royal College of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
As soloist, she has performed with The Philharmonia at Buckingham Palace in the presence of HRH Prince Charles and the late Princess of Wales and also at the Q.E.H. with John Wallace and the Nash Ensemble.
Abroad, Jane has performed the Strauss Oboe Concerto in Paris, the Mozart Oboe Concerto on Dutch (AVRO) Television and the Vaughan - Williams in Rome and Ravenna.