Jaana is a flautist and Principal lecturer and Director of the music department at the Oulu University of Applied Sciences, School of Music, Dance and Media, Finland. She began her professional music studies at the conservatory of Kuopio and later at the Sibelius Academy, gaining her flute diploma in 1983. She undertook postgraduate study at the University of Oulu, graduating with a degree of the Licentiate of Philosophy (Education). Her thesis is titled On the Way to a Musician – Experiences of Music and Work of Orchestral Flautists. Jaana has played with a number of orchestras including the Vaasa Symphony orchestra and the Oulu Symphony Orchestra.