Jana began piano studies at the age of 8 and violin studies at the age of 12. She attended Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts majoring in music. She later attended the University of Toronto and completed a degree in Music History.

Jana has had a dichotomous career of working in both the music and health care industries. She is currently a lecturer at the University of Toronto where she completed her PhD studies. She is a highly experienced educator who is interested in pedagogy as well as the therapeutic use of music in health care.