Janey Maxwell MA(Mus), BA(Hons) PGCE qualified as a primary school teacher in 2003 and since then has been teaching music in primary and nursery schools in the Bromley area. Janey left the role of class teacher in 2009, to concentrate on being a music specialist.

Janey’s teaching is inspired by the music education philosophy of Zoltan Kodály. Janey has attended several courses run by the British Kodály Academy, including the Early Years study tour to Hungary in February 2020 and has completed the BKA Early Years Certificate. Janey is currently studying for the MA Education (Early Years Music) through the Centre for Research in Early Childhood and Birmingham City University. In January 2021 Janey joined the BKA Early Years team and became a Deputy Teacher for Junior Guildhall on their Kodály programme in November 2021.

In 2014 Janey started Maxwell Mini Music a Kodály-inspired independent pre-school music group. From that time until Covid restrictions in 2020. the classes built a loyal following from local families and Janey loved watching the growth and development of many children who joined as newborn babes and developed into confident walkers enjoying their weekly music class with their friends. During Lockdown, Janey moved online. In the summer of 2021, Maxwell Mini Music became a part of the Bromley Music Hub (BMH) partnership, run by Bromley Youth Music Trust (BYMT). From September 2021, classes moved from Beckenham and online to their new location at BYMT’s home in Bromley.

Janey sings with three choirs including the London Philharmonic Choir, plays piano and cello, and enjoys walking, swimming, and reading.

Janey is the Regional Coordinator for South London.