Clinics and Workshops

Ms. Planet alone with students or with her musicians (who are accomplished educators). Master classes include demonstration, discussion and listening to students. Helping the students understand the dynamics, musical choices and techniques used to communicate to an audience.
Learn the logistics of the professional musician and ways to sustain a career in the music business. Janet brings to this experience her perspectives as a woman and artist.

Private Voice Lessons

Janet works one on one with individual singers or groups of singers teaching the technique of unleashing your range, breath technique, improving sound, expression and intonation. Learn to communicate and perform on a professional level. Skype lessons available.


Recording Workshops

Janet and husband, saxophonist/composer Tom Washatka, own and operate Stellar Record label and Steel Moon Recording studio. With over 35 years experience in studio recording from artistic projects to commercial singing and voice over work you will learn the process. Production services will guide you through the initial concepts to final production of your music. Appointment only.



Janet is a certified Yoga instructor and is available for private instruction to help improve breathing and physical stamina through alignment, balance and strengthening poses. Gentle and effective for ALL ages.


Janet is adjunct professor of jazz vocal technique at Lawrence University, Appleton Wisconsin.

Janet is also vocal instructor at Tritone Jazz Camp, Bjorklunden Lodge, Baileys Harbor, WI.

Janet Planet is such an exemplary vocal artiste that anything she graces with her vocal chords benefits.- Alan Bargebuhr, Cadence Magazine
The voice of the New Jazz Culture... amazingly powerful, with seemingly limitless expression.- Jazziz Magazine
Like most monster musicians, Janet is an expert at the production of beautiful sound. Her profound ability to help adult singers find and enhance their own sound through advanced vocal techniques keeps them flocking to her week-long Tritone workshops year after year. Some have come to camp with little more than raw talent and left with all they needed to create and market their own recordings. Janet is a phenomenal teacher and a supportive coach.- Bob DeRosa, Owner of Tritone Jazz Fantasy Camps