What is Junior Jammers?
The Junior Jammers program was born out of a simple need: kids need to learn learn music from a young age, and they need to have fun doing it! More and more evidence surfaces every year confirming the cognitive and developmental benefits of learning music at a young age. Our Junior Jammers program jump starts the musical journey in a fun and engaging way while providing kids with age-appropriate skills that they will benefit from for their whole lives.
We take our proven expertise with in-home music lessons and deliver the Junior Jammers program directly to your preschool as an extended day or after school enrichment offering. We tailor each program to align with the mission and policies of each preschool, ensuring consistency and continuity for all students.
The Junior Jammers curriculum is centered around 4 fundamental concepts:
Developing fine motor skills
Teaching retention through repetition
Learning fundamentals of rhythm and pitch
Creating and performing real music
Why We Did It
We created this program because we are committed to providing the absolute best music education in the region. After extensive research, we realized that in order to live up to our standard of excellence, we needed to develop a unique program ourselves. As a result, we created something totally new that focuses on what kids ages 4-6 need the most. Meeting twice a week ensures hands on, high quality instruction and a meaningful connection with our staff.
If you’re child is between the ages of 4 and 6 and in either Pre-K, TK, or Kindergarten, check out our partner schools below!
Christ Lutheran Children’s Center
Thursdays 1-1:45pm & 2-2:45pm
Quail Hollow Presbyterian Preschool
Trinity Presbyterian Weekday School
Think the Junior Jammers is a must for your children’s’ preschool? Give us a call or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“I would recommend Junior Jammers to all preschools. As an administrator, I went down to observe a couple of classes in the beginning. The classes are run beautifully, and I have full confidence in their ability to do their jobs. I do not have to go down and supervise this class or have someone check on them. The teachers have their background checks from NC Department of Health and Human Services.” Laura Corgan – Curriculum Coordinator at Chris Lutheran Children’s Center
Meet Our Program Manager: Tracey Bengough
Tracey Bengough started playing the piano at age 5 and never stopped. She comes from a long line of musicians and her goal is to spread the joy of music to as many people as possible. Her hope is to inspire a love of music into every family she touches so they can experience the impact of music for life.
Tracey grew up in Texas and studied piano technique with Telchick Studios in Houston, TX. She performed and competed at a very high level, winning various awards throughout her years of piano training. She graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1990 and then moved to New York City. By day, she worked in Advertising, but by night she continued to work in her passion, composing her own music and playing regularly at the Ronald McDonald house.
Tracey moved to Charlotte, NC in 2001 with her husband John. She has two daughters, Claire and Katie, who bring more music into the home with their own piano and guitar talent. Tracey has spent many hours substitute teaching and volunteering at their preschool and elementary schools. About 8 years ago, she began building her own business teaching private piano lessons to students ages 4-17, along with a few inspired parents! Teaching music to children is the most fulfilling career she could have wished for; watching children advance and blossom into musicians is her greatest pride and joy.