Janet Carter has a Music Education degree from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand and High School teaching credentials from Christchurch Teachers College, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Janet has taught music in high schools, elementary schools, and preschools and has a number of piano students, and more than 40 years experience as a church musician.
Janet is the Director of Music, Youth, Small Group and Video Ministries at Saint Mark’s United Methodist Church in Overland Park, Kansas, where she plays the piano in worship, and directs two adult handbell choirs, the chancel choir, and the Praise Team.
Janet has been a clinician and faculty member at various handbell events including Handbell Musicians of America National, Area 8 and Area 2 events for both adults and young ringers. She is known for her “Maori Stick Games” classes, which help to develop rhythm and coordination skills for handbell ringers.
Janet has successfully completed the Handbell Musicians of America Master Class on Score Study and Rehearsal Procedures for Handbell Directors and for 14 years has thoroughly enjoyed being part of a team of directors at the annual Intergenerational Handbell Camp in Parkville, MO.