Music With A Smile and Janie Next Door

Music With A Smile Repertoire

Accordionist singer Jane Christison plays music for young and old.  Her repertoire includes everyone’s favorite old standards, sing-along songs, polkas, musicals, patriotic songs, Christmas music and more!

This includes an international repertoire of French, German, Irish, Italian, Hungarian, Latin American, Mexican and Russian music.

With Music With A Smile® - Live Music for Events & Communities, Jane is available for events at a variety of venues like retirement communities, festivals, nursing homes, memory care facilities, corporate events, seniors groups, libraries, parties, and other celebrations. 

Her upbeat, entertaining, interactive programs for seniors encourage the audience to sing along, clap hands, tap toes, and be part of the show as she celebrates holidays, visits other countries, and plays music for lots of fun themes.

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Have a listen! 

"I Love Playing Accordion" from Jane Christison's album,"Come Sing Along with Janie Next Door™"

Browse through the repertoire!

Jane Christison International Music Performing in her costumes

You'll be entertained and charmed with Jane's extensive variety of the old standards, sing-along songs, polkas, musicals, patriotic songs, Christmas music, and more!

She also has a wonderful mix of international tunes beloved by all. Enjoy music of the world from places like:

France Germany
Ireland Italy
Hungary Latin America
Mexico Russia


Take a look at all of the musical programs by Jane Christison!
(Yes, your faves are included!)

Music With A Smile and Janie Next Door

Music With A Smile® Programs for Seniors

Content changes monthly as these engaging programs include seasonal songs, holiday salutes, and sing-along favorites. Audience members are encouraged to sing along, clap hands, tap toes and be part of the show.

Love Songs for Valentine’s Day

Romantic favorites to get you in the mood for love!

Sing and Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Jigs, sing-along songs, and a four-leaf clover for a wee bit o’ luck make for a fun musical performance.  Be sure to wear some green!

Patriotic Songs for Presidents’ Day

Any day is a great day to sing patriotic songs, march, and salute our country!

Jelly Beans and Easter Eggs Show

Songs to celebrate Easter and hop into springtime!

April in Paris

Ooh la la, what fun to put on a beret and play French music!

A Musical Visit to Mexico/Cinco de Mayo

Dance, clap and learn to speak a little bit of Spanish as we pay a musical visit to our neighbor to the south!

Fourth of July Salute

Patriotic songs, marches, and more for some star-spangled musical fun!

Bastille Day

This is another fun reason to put on a beret and play French music.  Ooh la la!


Polka, clap, and even learn to speak a little bit of German during Oktoberfest - or any time of the year.

Italian/Columbus Day

Just like spaghetti and meatballs, this program includes lots of your Italian favorites!

Veteran's Day

Saluting and celebrating veterans and their service to our country, this is one of Jane’s favorite programs!

Jolly Janie Jingle Bell Christmas Show

Sing along to your favorite Christmas songs!

Broadway Baby

Favorite songs from some of your favorite musicals!


Emily Hagen

She is always smiling and you can see that she really enjoys what she does.

Emily Hagen, Activities Director
Overland Park, Kansas

Katie Rhodes

The residents really respond to Jane’s music and personality. A resident told me that “Jane’s music is like sunshine”.

Katie Rhodes, Activities Director
Kansas City, Missouri

Jackie Kamin

Jane is delightful . . . Her smile is contagious.

Jackie Kamin, Apartments Concierge
Kansas City, Missouri

Elana Wagner

Jane is a very interactive and energetic performer . . . The residents love her!

Elana Wagner, Activities Manager
Lee's Summit, Missouri

Ginette Ritter

Jane is professional yet brings such a ray of sunshine & energy perfect for our community. The residents sing along, tap their feet & clap their hands. She has a wonderful way of bringing the residents out of their shell.

Ginette Ritter, Activities Director
Raytown, Missouri

Jamie Ellis

Jane’s program was unique and entertaining.

Jamie Ellis, Activities Director
Olathe, Kansas

Tina Shelite

Jane is a wonderful performer.  She has a beautiful voice, a lovely smile, and our residents love her. She does a fantastic job encouraging them to join her.  We really enjoy her!

Tina Shelite, Director of Activities
Leawood, Kansas

Diane Crnkovich

The residents enjoyed Jane’s performance very much.  They tell me “She makes us feel young, brings back memories and puts a smile on our faces.

Diane Crnkovich, Activities Director
Overland Park, Kansas

Amanda Noland

The music was wonderful! So many of our residents made comments to me about how much they enjoyed the music and how Jane just smiled through the whole performance. It was excellent!

Amanda Noland, Activities Director
St. Joseph, Missouri

Bev Lentz

Jane is personality plus. She knows what folks enjoy and does her best at every performance to deliver. Folks were still talking about the performance a week later.

Bev Lentz, Activities Director
Kansas City, Missouri

Marielle Scarborough

This is the most excited my residents have ever been about a performance. We will definitely have her back!

Marielle Scarborough, Enrichment Coordinator
St. Joseph, Missouri

Abbie Grooms

The residents loved Jane’s energy, music, and personality.  The performance was great.

Abbie Grooms, Director of Lifestyles
Leawood, Kansas

Cathy Slavik

Jane’s performances are always high energy. Her variety of tunes reaches all the residents for it taps into long-term memory-evoking verbal and non-verbal responses, movements and sparks conversation that continues after the program.  Enhancing her program would be difficult for we already like all she does.

Cathy Slavik, CTRS, Recreational Therapist
Lenexa, Kansas

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Contact and book Jane for your organization, festival, or other special event!

Have questions? Reach out below and Jane will happily answer.