What They're Saying

I have worked with Janet Reed as teacher and colleague for a number of years. She is an artist of enormous talent — a fine performer, a gifted musician and a sparkling personality. She brings great enthusiasm and polish to her singing and never fails to deliver a memorable performance which is a pleasure to see and hear.

Dr. Ronald Combs, Chair of Voice (Emeritus),
Northeastern Illinois University

From senior centers and independent living communities to assisted living homes, seniors everywhere love Janet Reed!  Her shows include lovely vocal performances and showcase Janet’s talent as an actress, as well as her extensive knowledge of music, from lyrics to composition to historical background.  Nothing is more fun than seeing Janet in her costumes and hats that fit the theme of some of her specialty shows. Janet also takes the time to work with the group and get to know the seniors, therefore forging relationships with all involved.  Thank you, Janet, for your professionalism and fabulous performances!

Director of Resident Programs, The Park in Vernon Hills

Janet has created a variety of themed shows which are perfect for Senior Adults.  The performances are interactive and include wonderful music from past eras as well as interesting tidbits about the songs, the performers, and the composers.  Our members have truly enjoyed Janet’s shows, and look forward to seeing her each time she returns.

Program Director, Highland Park Senior Center

Gorgeous voice…terrific teacher…the students were spellbound

Arts Day Faculty Chair, Lake Zurich Middle School South

Very professional show, well paced, great voice!  I didn’t want to miss a minute of it!

Professional Chicago jazz drummer, Resident of Brentwood North      

Thank you again for the wonderful musical program! We would love to have you come back!

Activities Director, Flossmoor Community Church Men’s and Women’s Association

Your performance last evening was most professional and enjoyable.  We are looking forward to your next visit here.

Resident., Luther Village, Arlington Heights

The best entertainment we’ve ever had!” “Can you come back next week?” “Our residents have really taken to you!

Residents and Activity Staff, Holley Court Terrace, Oak Park

On a scale from 1 to 10, you’re a 10 plus!

Aurelia, Bethlehem Woods

Audience Impact

Much of my work is for sophisticated audiences who know what they like and aren’t shy about telling you — you can read some of their comments on these pages. But often the most meaningful testimonials come in other forms, like…

…the stooped lady in a wheelchair who came in with a scowl on her face and left with a big smile, stopping to tell me that I had “made her day”;

…the former professional nightclub pianist who was the first to arrive each time I visited, so she could claim her favorite first row seat and chat with me about her showbiz days while I set up;

…the Alzheimer’s facility resident who lit up when she heard a familiar song and who, at the end of show, took my hand in hers, looked me straight in the eye, and said: “God bless you for coming.”