Jan Williams opened JWSM in her home in 1984.
Williams’ enrollment soon exploded, eventually enabling her to move to a commercial location in Brentwood Business Center in 1991. In 2001, Jan added theatre classes and changed the name to Jan Williams School of Music and Theatre. The school’s theatre division is known as Centre Stage Productions and is under the able guidance of Candice Himelrick who came on board in 2010. Upon Jan’s retirement in August 2018, Dan & Kristi Cleary acquired the school and are pleased for the opportunity to sustain and build on the wonderful legacy that Jan has created.
Jan Williams School of Music and Theater is committed to providing high-quality music and theater instruction in the form of private lessons, group lessons and classes, and live performance programs; and has been successfully doing so for over three decades. Our success and longevity stem from our commitment to excellence. Our staff is comprised of very accomplished musician/instructors, many of whom have been with us for over 10 years. And, they are passionate about imparting their excellence to their students.
Our teachers and staff are highly skilled musicians who care personally about their students and are passionate about teaching.
They will expertly guide each student to the next level. Our school specializes in matching the right teacher with the right student, and has done so for over 30 years. We’ll custom match each student with the teacher that best fits their experience and skill level. Whether it’s a private lesson, or a group class or program, with over 200 years of combined experience amongst our teaching staff, we’ve got just the right fit for you.