Jan Bennett did her undergraduate and graduate study at Boston University with Ralph Gomberg and John Holmes. She performed with Pro-Arte Chamber Orchestra and with the Boston Opera Company and the Lyricum Quintet. She was adjunct professor of oboe at UMass Lowell and taught chamber music at Concord Academy.
In addition, she studied with Stuart Dunkel and has worked with him in the reed business for more than thirty years, providing pre-gouged, gouged, gouged and shaped and profiled cane. Stuart has recently encouraged Jan and her husband Bob Bennett to open Oboe Cane For You with the goal of providing reasonably priced, consistently high quality cane to the public.