Janet is the Piccolo tutor at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Janet Richardson became principal piccolo player in the RSNO in 1984, after studying at University of Lancaster and RNCM with Trevor Wye and Pat Morris. Janet has also appeared on piccolo with most of the major orchestras in the UK including BBCSO, RPO, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, RLPO, BSO, BBCSSO, Scottish Opera and Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and on first flute with RSNO, BBCSSO, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and BSO.

She has also appeared as a soloist with the RSNO on both piccolo and flute. Janet has been the piccolo tutor at the Conservatoire for almost seventeen years and is married with two teenage sons.