Class Act Music Productions


Educational Opportunities

An instructor since 1978, Janice Finlay's experience and knowledge allow her to offer several different options for people studying music. These include individual lessons, workshops, classes and festival adjudication.

Her philosophy is simple: create a safe and enjoyable learning environment where students can pursue their full potential.

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 Fast Facts:



Janice has a Bachelor of Music Degree (Jazz Performance) from McGill University in Montreal. She graduated with high distinction as a saxophone major.


In November 2004, Janice was named the XeroxTM Jazz Educator of the Year!


Janice is a past faculty member at the University of Manitoba's Summer Jazz Camp and at the Manitoba Band Association's Summer Concert Band camps.


Janice was the inaugural Jazz Program Coordinator at the Manitoba Conservatory of Music & Arts and launched a number of exciting initiatives during her tenure at the M.C.M.A. Jazz Institute. She continues to instruct combos and classes at the M.C.M.A.


Janice has taught extensively in the public school system (Elmwood High School) and the private school system (University of Winnipeg Collegiate Music Program director; Joseph Wolinsky Collegiate concert band director).


Her past post-secondary teaching experience includes conducting the University of Manitoba's 4:30 Jazz Band and teaching theory, ear-training and sight-singing at the Professional Musicians' College.


Janice travels throughout Manitoba and neighbouring provinces as a an adjudicator for concert band, jazz band, small ensembles and instrumental soloists. She has twice adjudicated at the Brandon Jazz Festival (2002, 2007)


A significant number of Janice's former private students have continued on to pursue successful careers as freelance musicians.



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Now in its fifth year, Janice's SUMMER CAMP FOR SAXOPHONE DOUBLERS will be offered again this year at the Winnipeg Conservatory of Music! More information....


Don't miss this year's camp! If you play a member of the saxophone, flute, clarinet or double reed families, this is a great place to improve your skills while having fun! More information...