Faculty/Staff Profile

Jan Adams

Jan Adams, BM, MM

Instructor of Keyboard Skills, Staff Accompanist

Phone: 678-839-6272 | Fax: 678-839-6259

Email:  jadams@westga.edu

Office: Humanities Building 330


Jan Adams has been on the staff of the University of West Georgia since 1993. She has been staff accompanist since 1993 and is currently instructor of Keyboard Skills. Mrs. Adams received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Piano Performance from West Georgia, where she studied with Betty Tolbert-Smith. While in college she was a finalist in the GMTA Auditions and winner of the concerto competition, performing the Schumann A Minor Concerto with Orchestra. As a teacher, Mrs. Adams has taught privately for more than 30 years in Carrollton. The past seven years she has taught students through West Georgia's Honors Academy. She is a member of American College of Musicians where she serves as chairman of the Carrollton chapter. Mrs. Adams is an MTNA Nationally Certified Teacher of Music and has been honored as the 2015-2016 GMTA Teacher of the Year. Currently she is serving as MTNA Junior Piano Chairman for Georgia Music Teachers Association. Other previous GMTA positions include Certification Secretary, MTNA Foundation Chair, and Vice-President of Spring Auditions. She has adjudicated numerous festivals and auditions in Georgia and South Carolina. As a performer, Mrs. Adams has served as accompanist for the Carroll County Community Chorus for the past 30 years and also for West Georgia's Concert Choir. She has accompanied numerous recitals for students and faculty.


  • M.M., Piano Performance, West Georgia College,
  • B.M., Piano Performance, West Georgia College,

Courses and Sections

  • Courses Taught
    • MUSC-1501 (Keyboard Skills I)    
    • MUSC-1502 (Keyboard Skills II)    
    • MUSC-2610A (Non-Music Maj Appl: Piano)    
    • MUSC-4610A (Secondary Applied: Piano)    
  • Spring 2016 Sections
    • MUSC-1502 (Keyboard Skills II) Section: 02   [View Syllabus]
    • MUSC-2610A (Secondary Applied: Piano) Section: 25H   [View Syllabus]
  • Fall 2015 Sections
    • MUSC-1501 (Keyboard Skills I) Section: 01   [View Syllabus]
    • MUSC-1501 (Keyboard Skills I) Section: 02   [View Syllabus]
    • MUSC-2610A (Non-Music Maj Appl: Piano) Section: 01   [View Syllabus]
    • MUSC-4610A (Secondary Applied: Piano) Section: 02
  • Spring 2015 Sections
    • MUSC-1502 (Keyboard Skills II) Section: 01
    • MUSC-1502 (Keyboard Skills II) Section: 02
    • MUSC-4610A (Secondary Applied: Piano) Section: 02