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Music & movement classes for babies, toddlers and preschool children in New Malden, south west London & north Surrey

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Vici Hoban Read ~ creative director

Jiggle & Jam was founded in 2006 by professional musician, Early Years Music specialist and local mum Vici Hoban Read. Vici has been making music her whole life, graduating with a 2:1 BA Hons in Music & continuing to update her knowledge & skills regularly with highly-regarded CPD courses, which have helped shape Jiggle & Jam's fun & informed approach to mini music making on the move!Passionate about wildlife and the outdoors, Vici is also a Level 3 Forest School Leader. in 2021, she developed NatureJam - Music and Movement in Nature: outdoor learning that combines the therapeutic effects of singing, music-making and time spent in Nature. 

Vici lives in Motspur Park with her husband and two children. A member of professional community musician association Sound Sense, Vici holds both an up-to-date Enhanced DBS (CRB) check and public liability & professional indemnity insurance.


About Jiggle & Jam

Every Jiggle & Jam class is an active, imaginative musical adventure. By building musical skills from birth and tailoring classes to specific age groups, we nurture your baby's natural-born love of music and help toddlers & preschool children blossom into confident singers, rhythmic movers and joyful music-makers!


The power of music

Participating in music nurtures childrens' confidence, concentration, empathy, imagination, social skills and emotional expression, helping them to learn about themselves and the world around them...and, above all, experience happiness & joy!Many research studies (collated by Susan Hallam at the University of London's Institute of Education, 2006 into a document called 'The Power of Music') have also shown that music helps the brain 'process sound' better, boosting language and literacy skills, while mastering musical rhythm and learning to read music have both been shown to improve maths skills.Music is also heavily linked to Sport as both utilise 'right-brain' skills such as coordination, creativity, initiative & reflexes as well as nurturing commitment, performance, collaboration & teamwork.


High quality musical education

Jiggle & Jam is led by professional musicians, passionate about music and knowledgeable about babies' developmental stages. Songs are sung in tune & with gusto! We use real instruments to provide gentle, live accompaniment to enthral & engage babies & toddlers without overwhelming little ears. Our preschool classes give children the chance to try 'grown up' instruments for themselves!We constantly update our skills & research-based knowledge with highly regarded courses & workshops. The fundamentals of the world-renowned Kodaly Approach & Colourstrings (establishing musicality through the voice) & Dalcroze Eurythmics (musicality & rhythm through body movement) are infused into every Jiggle & Jam class giving every child the best possible start to their musical journey.


Move to the beat

All babies are born with an innate sense of rhythm and are genetically 'wired' to enjoy & respond to music....but it is very much a case of 'use it or lose it'! We actively encourage all babies & toddlers at our classes to move, jiggle, dance, crawl, explore, i.e. to respond to the music in their own unique way. This encourages the development of their natural rhythm, self-expression & musicality.


Time for a story

We also feel passionately about the relationship between music & language. The format of our classes is designed to encourage interaction between you and your child, while our repertoire of songs & rhymes are carefully chosen to boost your child's vocabulary and understanding of the world. In our Jammers classes, every song is linked together into an engaging story, firing their imaginations & absorbing them in the songs.


Local & loved

We are a local, independent business, exclusive to the Merton & Kingston areas of south west London & North Surrey. Many local parents continue coming to our classes for years, making good friends & returning with subsequent siblings. Why not come along and join our growing Jiggle & Jam family?!

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