After many years of study and performance, in 2000 Janet Swain founded Song Dynasty Music and for the past 20 years has worked with several choirs comprising of both adults and children. Her greatest passion is the work she has done with many community choirs, backed by a belief in the importance of singing and song for all people, not just trained musicians. Janet works as an artist teacher in schools and community centres, for workshops, and summer camps. She has been widely successful in producing a numerous large-scale community events including several massed choir performances, involving the administration, creative direction, composition, organisation and teaching of large numbers of adults and children. Recently, Janet was instrumental in the organising of the inaugural Festival of the Voice in Brunswick Heads in 2019, and the current Song Dynasty Bite Size Events – a series of boutique high quality unique events in small local venues – which are (re) scheduled for 2022 and 2023.
She has also prepared backing choirs for Josh Groban, Delta Goodrem, Mama Kin Spender and Tones and I. Janet is also developing her solo music theatre show, Delphi Goes Bassooning, which will be performed in November 2022.
She also plays piano, and bassoon.