Jolene Boyd's love for and experience with church music was fostered in the churches pastored by her father. After graduating from Canada's Briercrest Bible College, she went on to receive classical music instruction through the revered Royal Conservatory of Music course. During this time she became a Yamaha School of Music teacher where she discovered her combined love of children and music instruction. From Canada, she moved to Germany, where she taught music to the children of missionaries for five years at the Black Forest Academy. Back in the States, she founded Double Blessings, a piano duet ministry, as well as directing and performing with Four Praising, a four‑piano ensemble.
Jolene's passion for arranging music has been expressed in her nine keyboard books with Lillenas, in a variety of levels and styles. She delights in maintaining a buzzing private piano instruction studio for all ages.
She lives in Salem, Oregon, with her architect husband, Rick. They have one son. Their involvement at Salem's First Church of the Nazarene is a fulfilling and important part of their lives.