Jolene Boyd’s love for and experience with church
music was fostered in the churches pastored by
her father. Although an American by birth, she
lived in Canada for 12 years. There she attended
and graduated from the Briercrest Bible College
where she was very involved musically. She then
went on to receive classical music instruction
through the revered Royal Conservatory of Music.
During this time she became a Yamaha School of
Music teacher where she discovered her combined
love of children and music instruction.
From Canada, Jolene moved to Germany where she
taught music to the children of missionaries for
five years at the Black Forest Academy, an arm
of the Janz Team Ministries. Back in the States,
she founded Double Blessings, a piano duet ministry.
Additionally, for six years she directed and performed
with Four Praising, a four-piano ensemble, giving
Jolene’s passion for arranging music has been
expressed in her nine keyboard books published
prior to Little Fingers Go to Church and Fingerprints
of Faith. She is an active member of the Oregon
Music Teachers Association and the Salem Federated
Music Club. Jolene delights in maintaining a large
piano studio for all ages, most of whom are involved
in state evaluation exams, festivals, and competitions.
She lives in Salem, Oregon, with her husband,
Rick. Their involvement at Salem’s First Church
of the Nazarene is a fulfilling and important
part of their lives.
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