Our Teachers    

Miss Vicki  

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 fiance recently bought a house in Manayunk where they live with their three cats; Fencie, Oliver and Monty.  She is also a graduate of Temple University.

Miss Alison  

Alison is a graduate of The University of Delaware where she earned her bachelor's in music. Alison enjoys using her knowledge and experience to inspire students of all ages and levels. Her teaching career spans 12 years working with all ages from infants to seniors. She specializes in young children's music and worked with many popular children's music programs in the greater Philadelphia area before co-founding Jump, Jive, & Jam. She has taught numerous singing workshops and has directed the "Grand School of Music" children's choir. More recently, she has been developing a program for young children's yoga and music fusion. Alison teaches private piano and voice lessons. 

 

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 her band, 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.

 

Alison currently resides in Roxborough with her husband, Ryan, and loves being a mom to her 5 year old girl Nica and 1 year old boy Landon.

Miss Maggie  

Miss Maggie has been a musician for most of her life, picking up the guitar off and on until she studied it seriously at the age of 12. She grew up in a very musical family, and understands the importance of hearing and learning music at a young age. Her parents formed a bluegrass band in college, and she has vivid memories of her dad holding the chords on his guitar while she would strum as a toddler. 

Maggie followed in her father's footsteps, developing a love for all stringed instruments, but stayed true to her roots with the guitar. In 2011, she graduated from County College of Morris in Randolph, NJ with an Associate's in Music Performance with a focus on guitar and mandolin. Since then, Maggie has performed with her band in PA and NJ, most notably opening for legendary funk/jazz trio Soulive at the Ardmore Music Hall in 2019, with Miss Alison on back-up vocals.

Maggie is also a certified Yoga instructor, teaching (virtually) at several studios in the Manayunk area, and for her own private practice, Private Yoga Philly. She also teaches our MOGA classes when in session! 

Maggie began teaching with Jump Jive & Jam in 2018, and absolutely loves what she does. Coming full circle to instill the same love for music in children she was blessed with as a small child is one of her greatest joys. 

Want to teach with us?  

We're always looking for talented teachers to join our team! If you think you've got what it takes to spread the love and joy of music to our children, send us an e-mail with your resume here!

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