Jan Devlieger was born in Ghent and studied at the conservatory there, gaining diplomas in chamber music, harmony, counterpoint and fugue, as well as master degrees in recorder and harpsichord. He has made CD recordings as solo harpsichordist and also with his own ensemble Les Goûts-Authentiques.

Jan Devlieger teaches recorder, harpsichord and music theory classes at the Conservatory of Bruges and the Music Academy of Deinze. He also teaches accompaniment practice and tuning (theoretical and practical aspects) at the School of Arts in Ghent.

Jan Devlieger composes in the ancient styles, with publications by Musica Repartita and Edition Offenburg. He also writes programme notes and gives introductions to concerts in deSingel.