Janeen Baker holds a B.S. in Music Education from Northern State University in South Dakota and an M.M. in Church Music from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. Janeen taught Junior High School music for four years in her early career. Thereafter, she has taught piano and served as Director of Music at various churches. She is a member of the American Guild of Organists (AGO) and serves as a Member at Large for this organization. Currently, Janeen serves as a substitute organist for a variety of Worcester area churches.
From 1997 to 1999, Janeen took a leave-of-absence to serve alongside her husband with the US Peace Corps in Southern Africa. Upon returning to Pakachoag Music School in 1999, she took on the additional responsibility of Pakachoag Music School’ School Accompanist for student Performance Classes and Student Recitals. Janeen is a member of the Pakachoag Chamber Players performing with colleagues at area nursing homes and at private functions. In the February of 2014, Janeen was acknowledged for 25 years of teaching at Pakachoag.