Janeen began studying piano at age 4, becoming the designated school accompanist in first grade! By age 8 she was improvising and playing by ear. She began composing music and writing songs before she was 15. As a young teenager, Janeen established herself as a gifted musician as she competed in scholastic events, performed with her sisters, played in dance bands and accompanied extensively. Her musical studies continued in college where she studied privately and worked with the Opera Workshop.
Janeen married Ted Brady, a fellow musician and together they have raised 9 children-7 daughters and 2 sons. They now have 31 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. In 1978 Janeen and Ted founded Brite Music Inc. Since that time, they have devoted their lives to helping children and families find joy through music.
Janeen has received both local and national awards. In 1983, President and Mrs. Reagan invited Janeen to the White House for a performance of her song, The Great American Family. In 1986 she received the Parent’s Choice Gold Seal award for Safety Kids, Stay Safe from Drugs which was featured on Good Morning America. She is listed in the National Congressional Record for Safety Kids, Personal Safety. She received the National Award of Merit from Children’s House Magazine. Janeen has fulfilled many speaking engagements across the nation including the Catholic Congress in Anaheim (1987), the American Mothers Association Convention in New York City (1996), and the Homeschoolers Association in Houston (2003).
When she is not composing, Janeen fills her days with gardening, studying, nurturing her family, doing logic puzzles, and church service.