Jeanne M. Jessup

Raised in New Jersey and a graduate of William Paterson University, Jeanne was an elementary teacher for 30 years.  Music has been in her life always, beginning with the clarinet at age six and continuing to piano and voice.

Her career with handbells began with retiring from teaching in Pennsylvania and moving to Florida.  She directs three handbell choirs at Community Presbyterian Church in Englewood, teaches music to the Pre-K class in the nursery school, has attended Distinctly Bronze yearly since 2004, teaches at Florida festivals and served on the board of Area 4 Handbell Musicians of America.

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