Ms. Janis Music

Children's singer/songwriter, entertainer and educator. I provide enrichment classes in schools and playgroups.  I also specialize in birthday party entertainment and good times!  

Janis is based in NYC but was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina. Growing up, she was inspired by Tina Turner’s voice and heartfelt songs which fueled her desire to sing, dance and act at a young age. She attended Greenville’s only public performing arts high school, Greenville’s Fine Arts Center which spring boarded her singing and dancing passion. The stage embraced her as the Leading Player in the musical Pippin. Ms. Janis received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Howard University in Washington, DC. Her concentration was in acting, however, she continued to study dance and take voice lessons to hone her craft. After graduating Ms. Janis was cast in her first regional theater show, Blues for an Alabama Sky, directed by Al Freeman Jr. at the Vineyard Playhouse in Martha’s Vineyard. This led her to earn a Master of Fine Arts graduate degree at Rutgers University in 2001.

Ms. Janis began her work with children in NY with the Periwinkle National Theater Group. Through this group she visited NYC public schools that were considered high risk and through performance helped the students deal with bullying and violence. She then met the award-winning Choreographer and Founder of Leapsmart, Monica Levy. Leapsmart is an innovative creative movement program for preschool children. Ms. Janis worked with Monica teaching thousands of Westchester children for five years.

In 2008, Ms. Janis became a Leapsmart business owner serving NYC as well as Brooklyn. Ms. Janis created Ms. Janis Music 4 Me in 2009 and has since won numerous awards for her original music and coloring book.

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Jehane S.
Aug 18, 2015
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Janis was supposed to come to my daughter's fifth birthday but my daughter was sick so we had to reschedule to the following week. She was so accommodating and understanding. Janis was not available the following week but her colleague Jack came and entertained the kids. He was absolutely wonderful - very professional, fun, great voice, interactive performance and really made my little girl feel special on her birthday. I strongly recommend Janis and her team for your event.
Jun 15, 2015
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Ms. Janis Music 4 Me is absolutely awesome!! I hired her for my granddaughter 1st birthday party and my grand daughter and the guest had a great time. Ms. Janis and Barry made everyone feel so comfortable so all the kids participate in the activities. I can't wait till Bella turns 2!! Ms. Janis is definitely a regular for her parties!!
Amy B.
May 19, 2015
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I hired Ms. Janis Music for my son's 1st birthday party this past weekend, 5/17/15. I had high expectations and have to say she (and her guitar player) exceeded them. We had 45 minutes of age appropriate musical fun: from the parachute to scarves to finger puppets to mini musical instruments... the kids LOVED every minute. She customized the party with some of my son's favorite songs too, which was appreciated. The music wasn't too loud or overwhelming, it was perfect. Ms. Janis is charismatic and the kids loved her. I wouldn't hesitate to book her again.
Valerie Brutus
May 2, 2015
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Ms Janis entertained my daughter's 4th birthday party and she was amazing. Its always a problem for me to find entertainment to accomodate everyone since the kids are all of different ages. but with ms Janis all the children had fun from 20 months to 8 years old. they had a blast and I can' thank her enough
Sarah M
Apr 21, 2015
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Janis and her guitar player, Barry, performed at my daughter's second birthday party. They were FABULOUS. She brought a parachute, bubbles, scarves, and instruments, sang songs, played with the kids, and gave them each a goodie bag when she left. The kids couldn't have been happier, and the parents were happy to have some time to themselves to get food, a drink, etc. I got so many comments from other parents about how enjoyable and fun she was--they loved seeing their kids have such a blast.
Julie Z.
Mar 17, 2015
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We are very pleased with what Ms. Janis Music brought to our sons' birthday party. I did some research beforehand and found her music and performance style fit best with what I imagine to have for a group of mostly toddlers. They surely delivered!! I even got a free upgrade to the duo package because they were performing in the neighborhood before our party. Ms. Janis is very natural interacting with kids. Even when some kids did not go by "rules" she handled perfectly. Ms. Janis' energy level was amazing! The show was very entertaining , with a lot of fun props that they brought along to get kids involved. My three-year-old son was dancing and moving the whole hour with all sorts of cool moves and we were all amazed given that he never went to any kind of classes. Kids and adults all had great fun. Ms. Janis even brought gifts! Later I was told by many guests that I made an excellent choice by having Ms. Janis Music! Thank you, Ms. Janis!
Maya H.
Dec 21, 2014
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Janis performed in Dec 2014 at my daughter's 1 year birthday party-- she was amazing! Wonderful voice, presence, props, etc. She made an effort to include all of the kids interactively in the performance, while also making my birthday girl feel extra special. All of the kids had a blast, and I strongly recommend Janis for your special event!
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Becca S.
Sep 10, 2014
*FREE TRIAL* Ms. Janis Music and Movement Parent/Toddler Program

What a wonderful class: singing, dancing, rolling, reading, playing... and even more. Well planned and executed. Thank you for a fantastic time!

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