SACRAMENTO, CA (CBS/KOVR) -- Jane Lyman can't tickle the ivories anymore, but she still teaches through sound. The 100-year-old has struck the right note for countless students and local families.
Its apparently all in the music the key to Jane Lyman's longevity rests right here in the ivories. She claims she has limits. He says, "I don't play anymore that's a limitation but I love to listen."
Jane Lyman may not see clearly either, but she has certainly struck a chord with her clientele. She's taught tunes for 45 years sharing her passion of piano. She says, "I'm here to do what I can for other people. I think that why I'm here."
Jane teaches 10 students a week now at her assisted living home. She first created melodies in 1920 at 8 years old.
Jane's career on the keys took a high note when she started teaching piano to first graders. In fact this Taurus just turned the page, another sweet sound of success as she celebrated her 100th birthday Sunday.
Doens't she look great for her age?! She says, "Well that's what people say but I can't see myself so I don't know about that."
Just because she's lived a century, don't think she'll let her students' skills fall flat. All 10 fingers on notes she'll know which is wrong.
This great grandmother, who's lived through 18 presidents, is leaving a legacy through her symphony of students spanning generations. She may not know how many students she's taught but it's clear because of Jane, the music will go on with dozens if not hundreds of local families.
Jane does charge for classes but she won't disclose how much. She simply says she has a pretty low rate because of her limitations.