Jan Nichols-Franz and Jim Franz playing in China.

The Jim Franz & Jan Nichols Band

Jan and her husband Jim Franz have been playing in the California Bay Area as members of the Jim Franz & Jan Nichols Band for over a decade. An Alameda institution, they can be seen playing at local establishments like Angela's Bistro and C'era Una Volta, community events, and private parties around the bay. For booking information, email Jan at piano.jan17@gmail.com.

Check out Jim and Jan's "Family Album" featuring John Nichols, Roger Bauer, Dave Black and more!


Lesson Rates

Jan offers affordable 30, 45 and 60 minute lessons for students ages 6 to adult!

Spring Recital

Each Spring, Jan hosts an afternoon recital for all students, beginning to advanced, so they can show off what they've learned.


See what Jan's students have to say about her!


Jan teaches in her home studio in Alameda.