Jane Beethoven is a writer and educator, specializing in music. She wrote the Sesame Street "All About Music" books Big Bird and Grover: Fast and Slow (1988) and Big Bird's Book About Up and Down. Earlier, she worked on Sesame Street Music Magazine as editor for Cherry Lane Music (while Children's ‎Television Workshop had their own editorial staff).

Beethoven has written several Making Music textbooks for Silver Burdett.