Jump, Jive & Jam!
Whitemarsh (4021 Joshua Road, Lafayette Hill)
- Wednesdays at 9:30 & 10:30
Roxborough-Manayunk (6301 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia)
- Thursdays 9:30 & 10:30am
Mt Airy (MAMA, 6819 Greene St, Philadelphia)
- Thursdays 9:30 am
Jump Jive and Jam! strives to introduce children under the age of 5 to the joy of music in a safe, fun, and educational environment. Kids will have so much fun while being guided in exploring many different instruments such as different percussion, shakers, guitar and even piano! Through play and multi-sensory activities (ex. parachutes and rhythm sticks) JJ&J teaches children basic rhythmic and melodic concepts, helps them to build confidence in their voices and musical abilities, and helps to foster a life-long love of music. Parents will also enjoy playing along and learning new rhythms and songs. Helping their children foster music abilities is an incredible experience to witness!
Victoria "Vicki" Speath
Miss Vicki loves working with children and spreading the joy of music to the newest generation. She has worked with children in a variety of capacities for most of her life; as a babysitter starting at age 12, a camp counselor throughout her teens, and a nanny in her early 20's. She has also been playing music for most of her life, starting with piano lessons at 5, and has taught pre-school music for 8 years. She plays guitar, ukulele, banjo, mandolin, glockenspiel, and piano. She also teaches private guitar and ukulele lessons to all ages.
When not working with children, Vicki is a singer-songwriter, and the leader of her band, Victoria Spaeth & the Spaeth Cadets. She performs regularly and has played stages up and down the east coast, from South Carolina to Maine. She has also been fortunate to accompany many extremely talented artists, from Folk Legend Pete Seeger to Rapper Schoolly D.
Vicki and her husband own a house in Manayunk where they live with their baby daughter, Naomi, two cat's, Oliver and Monty, and dog, Nina. She is also a graduate of Temple University.
Alison "Aly" Newitt
Alison's teaching career expands 12 years working with all ages from infants to seniors. She specializes in young children's music and has over 8 years experience working with popular children's music programs such as The Music Experience and We Kids Rock. She has taught numerous vocal workshops and has directed the "Grand School of Music" children's choir. She is co-founder of "Jump, Jive, & Jam" an interactive children's music program out of Philadelphia, PA. Alison enjoys using her knowledge and experience to inspire students of all ages and levels.
Alison's performance career started at age 3 where she began working in television and professional theatre and had leads in several off-broadway productions. She was also featured regularly singing on television shows such as “Al Albert’s Showcase” and “Focus Delaware." Alison has performance experience touring all over the U.S with AlyCat and also David Bromberg and Angel Band, and has shared the stage with national acts such as Rusted Root, G. Love and Special Sauce, Levon Helm, Joan Osborne, David Bromberg, Kenny Rogers, The Heavy Pets, and many, more.
Jump, Jive & Jam! strives to introduce children under the age of 5 to the joys of music in a safe, fun, & educational environment.
Music Lessons & Instruction