Saturday, July 17, 2021

Music Club 2021-22

11/11/2021








Tuesday or Thursday Music Club
featuring:
  • Reading and writing Music
  • Song games
  • Snacks
  • Crafts
  • Possible Theme Park Performance (2017 Six Flags & 2018 Disneyland)
Time and locations:
  • Tuesdays at Ocean View Elementary Room 4

  • Thursdays at the Jingle Jamboree Music Studio 3:05 - 5:30 pm  (Students are walked over from Cornell by JingleJeff and pick up is at the studio at 5:30 pm.)
Choose one or more days

Tuesdays and Thursdays one snack, music reading, music games and singing

Thursdays feature two snacks, crafts, music reading and writing, music games and singing

FEE: Tuesdays $299 every 11 weeks
Thursdays $275 monthly
DETAILS:

Tuesday payments due on Aug. 24, 2021, Nov. 9,
2021 and Feb. 15, 2022.
Thursday monthly payments due on
Oct. 1, 2021; Nov. 1, 2021; Dec. 1,
2021; Jan. 1, 2022; Feb. 1, 2022; March 1, 2022;
April 1, 2022; May 1, 2022
Sign-Up at jinglejamboree.com/camp/
Music Club staying safe during Covid:

1.  All children and staff wear masks at all times.
2.  Children are socially distanced at all times (3 feet).  Currently the CDC is not recommending social distancing, but we will continue to do so.
3.  During song games children will use noodles to mark their distance either by holding the end of a 6 foot noodle or interlocking a folded noodle with a partner (still 6 feet = 3 feet per child).  The CDC originally recommended 6 feet then changed to 3 feet and now says it is not necessary.  (See pictures below.)
4.  Limited enrollment = 8 students max.  Pre-Covid enrollment was anywhere from 12-32.
5. All activities will be held outside when possible.  If activities are indoors all windows will be open, there will be a ceiling fan circulating the air and a hepa filter system will be running.
    a.  Hepa filter is installed in classrooms at OV and a ceiling fan
    b.  A Hepa filter that clears the air every 15 minutes is located at the music studio plus a ceiling fan.
6.  Windows and doors open if indoors.
    a.  At OV there are several windows that open in Room 4 plus an entrance door that will remain open.
    b.  At the music studio there is a large entrance door that will be propped open, 3 windows opened and a side exit door that will be propped open.
7. Families picking up their child need to wear masks and stay a safe distance from the entry area.
    a.  At Ocean View please stand away from the Room 4 entrance door
    b.  At the music studio please wait in front on the sidewalk for pick up
8.  Visiting - families are always welcome to visit during music club unannounced and silent.  If you decide to pop in please wear a mask and understand your child may cling to you or act differently in your presence = that's okay just continue to observe silently and I will encourage your child to join us in the activity that is going on.
9.  JingleJeff is always monitoring the newest recommendations from the CDC and Alameda County in order to update everyone's safety.
10.  If we are required to quarantine, then Music Club will go online with Zoom.  I have been very creative in making Music Club fun online, but let's all keep our fingers crossed that it won't happen.  JingleJeff is ready if it does.

This summer in music camp we all stayed safe during Covid due to following these guidelines.  I am very proud of my creativity in creating a safe and fun environment during in-person learning.

Let me know if you have any questions:  jinglejeff2@gmail.com or (510 334-8851 Text or call).
Kodály Music is based on games:
Fun song games included in all Music Clubs
Music based activities that teach music melodies and rhythms thru games
A giant outdoor magnetic music staff will enable the children to read and write music notes
Space is limited

Register now

Music Club t-shirt included
Drumming is an excellent way to learn rhythms in songs


Learn to write music

Jingle Jamboree Music Club Policies: 


Late Pick Up Policy:  If you are late picking your child up the cost is $5 for the first minute late and $2 for each minute after.  (No exceptions).

School Calendar:  We follow the Albany Unified School District Calendar, so when there is no school there is no Music Club.  

Fees:  Fees are based on a full year of participation.  Fees can be prorated if you join late, but there are no other prorated fees.  

Absences: If your child is absent there are no make up classes or discounted fees.  If the teacher is absent then you will receive a credit on your account for the next payment.

Refund Policy:  The club fee is based on a $50 non-refundable (no exceptions) administrative fee.  Club fees are then refunded according to the remaining amount.  Club cancellations must be received in writing.  No refunds after the first meeting (no exceptions).   Refunds require a minimum of two weeks to process.

Liability:  Jingle Jamboree Music and its teachers, camp counselors and assistants will do the best to keep your child safe at all times.  By signing your child into summer camp you are placing trust in Jingle Jamboree Music.  Parents and caregivers relieve Jingle Jamboree Music of all liability or blame should injury occur during the camp.  Jingle Jamboree, its director, camp counselors and teachers are also exempt from any liability in case anyone is injured during the camp.

Audio/Video Recording: In order to honor copyrighted material, electronic recording is prohibited.

Please do not bring:  Electronics, gum, candy, or class bottles/containers to camp.

Cell Phones:  Please turn them off or to silent during music class.  Please do not check your messages or text during camp unless there is an urgent issue.

Visitors:  In order to enhance your child’s musical experience please keep visitors to a minimum.  Children not enrolled in Jingle Jamboree Music camps may not visit without prior arrangements.  Grandma & Grandpa and Aunts and Uncles are always welcome, but please caution them to listen quietly with their cell phones off.  An occasional picture is okay as long as the children do not seem distracted by it.  No flash photography.

Side Conversations: You are welcome to observe, but  please no side conversations during the teaching and singing portion of camp.  Use your best judgment and talk only between songs and during transitions.  If you have an older student (ages 3 years and up), please observe quietly during class.

Photo Release:  Your registration is an agreement to allow Jingle Jamboree Music to use photos/videos taken at camp in future promotional materials.  Your child will not be identified by name.  You can opt out of this photo release by sending an email stating this.  Your child will not be included in group pictures or other photos if you opt out.


Music Club Pictures





























































































































































Join in-person after school program:

Jingle Jamboree Music Club
1016 Talbot Avenue
Albany, California

(510) 334-8851 jinglejeff2@gmail.com

UPDATES:

Summer Music Camps 2021

PHOTOS Camp B:


































































Beads on the shoe laces craft
No shoe laces, so beads on backpack



































































































PHOTOS Camp A:




































































































































































ALL CAMPS: REGISTRATION CLOSED

Camp A:  June 14 - 26 (CLOSED)
Camp B:  July 12 - 23 FULL


ALL CAMPS:
Ages:  5 to 11 years old 
Location:  Jingle Jamboree Music Studio and arena  (The arena is connected to the studio and is an outside space where most of the camp will be held)

When:  Daily 9 am to 3:00 pm

Activities:  
1.  Drumming will be a great musical feature this year because it is a covid safe activity.  All percussion instruments are professional/Orchestra grade:
Conga Drums, Bongo Drums, Djembes, Cajón, Temple Blocks, Tambourines, Triangles, Maracas, and more.

2. Observing great performances of popular musical numbers from:  The Aristocats, Aladdin, Jungle Book, Mary Poppins and Lion King.  Then campers will elect to perform a number with costumes.  

3. Fun song games and musical games with props.  

4. Crafts, paints and all materials included.  

5. Organic fruits and vegetables plus crackers, popcorn or chips for snack twice daily. 

6.  Music Workbook where campers learn to read and write music.



Late Registration FEE:  $750 for two weeks

Details:

Camp A:  June 14 - 26 (CLOSED)

Does your child love Star Wars or outer space?   Then your child will love "Staff Wars" which is a fun way to learning music note names with a space theme.  Children will listen to "Star Wars" Music during the game.  Then they will learn to accompany the orchestral music on the drums and percussion instruments.


Does your child like Mary Poppins?  Have fun with Mary Poppins Musical Games.


Mary Poppins “Let’s Go Fly A Kite” note and rest recognition game.  PLUS we will make a kite craft and go fly kites at lunch.





Supercali

Fragilistic

Expialidocious = A very fun song to learn & sing

       NOTE:  See the outdoor activities in Camp B as they will          also be included in Camp A

Camp B:  July 12 - 23 (FULL)
Learn how to begin playing the piano in this fun set of piano games or enhance your child's piano skills with JingleJeff a piano teacher for several
years and he holds a minor in piano from Ball State University.

Active Music Games will be the focus of Musical Olympics and Musical bean bag toss.  Children will learn music reading and writing while playing these fun games.



How fun can note and song writing be with a giant outdoor music staff?
VERY ENGAGING & FUN
This is an example of what it will look like.  JingleJeff will be building his own for our camp!

This parachute game is included in all camp. 

 Drumming circle will be a great outside activity:



Music Camps Typical Day:

8:50 to 9:00 am   Curb side drop off
9:00 am   .    .    .  Morning Craft
9:45 am   .    .    .  Morning Songs, circle games
10:00 am  .    .    . Snack provided by Jingle Jamboree Music which includes   
                              organic fruit or vegetables and crackers.
10:30 am   .    .    .  First Music Lesson (includes music reading and writing, fun 
                               circle song games, exploration of drums, piano, band 
                               instruments for example)
Noon   .    .    .    .    Field trip to local parks for lunch and chasing and running 
                                games and playing on play structures.
1:00 pm   .    .    .    The Music Clothes Line Game (this is a very fun game as a 
                                large clothes line is hung up across the room with pictures, 
                                puppets, props hanging from the line.  Children get to chose 
                               one of the line to play.  Many objects on the line are a mystery 
                               as others are favorites)
2:00 pm   .    .    .  Big craft activity
2:45 pm   .    .    .  Snack provided by Jingle Jamboree 


Jingle Jamboree Music Camp Policies: 

Refund Policy:  The camp fee is based on a $50 non-refundable (no exceptions) administrative fee.  Camp fees are then refunded according to the remaining amount.  Camp cancellations must be received in writing.  Refunds are 75% during April and  No refunds after May 1 (no exceptions).   Refunds require a minimum of two weeks to process.
Liability:  Jingle Jamboree Music and its teachers, camp counselors and assistants will do the best to keep your child safe at all times.  By signing your child into summer camp you are placing trust in Jingle Jamboree Music.  Parents and caregivers relieve Jingle Jamboree Music of all liability or blame should injury occur during the camp.  Jingle Jamboree, its director, camp counselors and teachers are also exempt from any liability in case anyone is injured during the camp.
Audio/Video Recording: In order to honor copyrighted material, electronic recording is prohibited.
Please do not bring:  Electronics, gum, candy, or class bottles/containers to camp.
Cell Phones:  Please turn them off or to silent during music class.  Please do not check your messages or text during camp unless there is an urgent issue.
Visitors:  In order to enhance your child’s musical experience please keep visitors to a minimum.  Children not enrolled in Jingle Jamboree Music camps may not visit without prior arrangements.  Grandma & Grandpa and Aunts and Uncles are always welcome, but please caution them to listen quietly with their cell phones off.  An occasional picture is okay as long as the children do not seem distracted by it.  No flash photography.
Side Conversations: You are welcome to observe, but  please no side conversations during the teaching and singing portion of camp.  Use your best judgment and talk only between songs and during transitions.  If you have an older student (ages 3 years and up), please observe quietly during class.
Photo Release:  Your registration is an agreement to allow Jingle Jamboree Music to use photos/videos taken at camp in future promotional materials.  Your child will not be identified by name.  You can opt out of this photo release by sending an email stating this.  Your child will not be included in group pictures or other photos if you opt out.
  •  Questions?  Let me know by emailing, calling or texting me at (510) 334-8851 



YELP:  See the 5-Star rating and parent reviews
http://www.yelp.com/biz/jingle-jamboree-music-albany
Join Music Club
after school online program


* Would you like to have 90 minutes to yourself 
each day?
* Would you like to have your child totally engaged in learning music for 90 minutes a day?
Music Club 2020-21
Choose 1 or 2 days online
Tuesdays 3:30 to 5:00 pm (online) (2 openings)
Wednesdays 1:45 to 4:30 (In-Person) (8 openings)*
Thursdays 3:30 to 5:00 pm (online) (2 openings) 
Ages:  5 to 11 years old
Online:
   Fees:
      One day - $140 per month ($280 to register - 1st and last month)
      2nd day - add $100 ($480 to register - 1st and last month)
      3rd day - add $100 ($680 to register - 1st & last month)
      In order to keep the program going please make sure your 
      payment method is saved in the Square Invoice you will receive.  
      That way you and I can save time by being automatically charged 
      each month.  To withdraw from the program a 30-day notice is 
      required and that is why you are paying last month in advance.
   Sliding Scale:  If your income has been severely impacted by 
    Covid-19 just let me know and we'll make it work for your child.
    Then if your finances improve you can increase your payments.
   Materials:  JingleJeff creates engaging materials that your child  
   will receive to interact with the class online.  These materials are 
   handmade and are very fun for the children to have for the class.
           Payment Schedule:
     Registration fee due now:  $280 or $480 or $680
     October 1 - 1st Monthly Payment Due
     November 1 - 2nd Monthly Payment Due
     December 1 - 3rd Monthly Payment Due
     January 1 - 4th Monthly Payment Due
     February 1 - 5th Monthly Payment Due
     March 1 - 6th Monthly Payment Due
     April 1 - 7th Monthly Payment Due
     May 1 - Final Payment of 2020-21 Due
     Note:  Music Club continues through June 11, 2021
   Sliding Scale:  If your income has been severely impacted by 
    Covid-19 just let me know and we'll make it work for your child.
    Then if your finances improve you can increase your payments.

  Music Club Description:  Jingle Jamboree Music Club is a fun and    
  focused way to develop music literacy through song games. Based on 
  the Kodály method (pronounced Kod-éye), Jingle Jeff teaches children 
  how to read and write music while they play! Music Workbook included 
  as well as other fun props that your child will receive in a Music Club 
  packet.
   Materials:  JingleJeff creates engaging materials that your child  
   will receive to interact with the class online.  These materials are 
   handmade and are very fun for the children to have for the class.
  Activities:  Each day there will be a different focus, different 
  games, some repetition of favorite games/activities.  Variety will be 
  an important aspect of keeping the children engaged.

IN Person
Wednesdays 1:45 to 4:30 (In-Person) (8 openings)*
Begins April 21, 2021

DETAILS:  Windows and doors will be open and most of the Music Club will take place in the adjoining yard to the music studio.  Outside for all music reading, snacks, crafts and music games - indoors briefly for music writing.  ALL students are required to wear a mask at all times.  Parents/Guardians will wait outside in their car until Music Club is finished and JingleJeff walks the students out to the sidewalk in front of the music studio.
FEE for 8 weeks:  $450


KODÁLY METHOD: (pronounced Kod-éye) https://www.oake.org/about-us/the-kodaly-concept/


See photos below of past examples
Students will receive new materials when they enroll in Music Club 2020-21


Past examples of Materials:





















 


* Piano     * Violin
* Harp     * Electric Guitar
     * Drum set
* Learn how the violin is built
* Learn to read and write music

Each child has their own pirate hat treasure pocket with these 3 treasures - handmade by Jinglejeff

This is a prop the children receive to learn about band
instruments through a fun song game and this prop

Special Camp Days
Session A
* A virtual field trip to Ifshin Violin to explore every aspect about stringed instruments. Special features include playing the violin and cello, visiting the repair workshop and more. 
* Visiting artists - former Jingle Jamboree Music students will perform on various days. From Violin to electric guitar to drum set to trumpet.

Session B and C:
* Lion King Musical Day and ZaZu Mask Making
Sako created this mask for the Lion King Musical. Sako grew up in the music camp and is now a senior at Oakland School for the Arts. We will be re-creating her design as we also rehearse songs and script excerpts from this fun musical.
Aladdin Musical Day(s)

* Crafts include Aladdin's Sword Making and Jafar's Hat
The "I Love Music Award" is an ongoing positive motivation program that rewards each child on their last day of camp with a hand made award with their name on it!!! Imagine how delighted they will be. (Minimum 3 days of camp)
The Aristocats Musical

Learn to sing the songs in the musical as well as creating your very own Aristocats Mask to take home and cherish the memories of this beloved musical.
These crafts are a small sample of all the fun the children have creating music, props, and painting scenery


Happy smiles as the children join in the merriment of music games.  This student made his own pirate hat to surprise me during the game.







This is what the children see on Zoom when we are learning 

to read and write music.





  • Are you wishing your child spent less time in front of screens?
  • Looking for an after-school program that is educational and FUN?

    Your child will LEARN to READ and WRITE music     
    through fun song games!!




KODÁLY METHOD: (pronounced Kod-éye) https://www.oake.org/about-us/the-kodaly-concept/
Looking for a fun and educational activity for your child during this time?

"Online Music Club is the highlight of my child's week. They even get dressed up for it!" - Sarah
"The class was run so well, and I know my 
child had a ton of fun!" - Wendy


Join us for a new online Music Club Series
Wednesdays 3:30 to 5:00 pm


Online Music Club 

April 15 - June 10, 2020

FEE: Sliding scale
$270 is full price

HOURS: 3:30 to 5:00 pm
online with Zoom invitation & password


Music Club Description:  Jingle Jamboree Music Club is a fun and focused way to develop music literacy through song games. Based on the Kodály method (pronounced Kod-éye), Jingle Jeff teaches children how to read and write music while they play! Music Workbook included as well as other fun props that your child will receive in a Music Club packet.

YELP REVIEWS!!!!
Be sure to check out my YouTube Channel:
It's called:  Jeffrey Luna-Sparks
TK/Kindergarten Video:
https://youtu.be/3Jw3L7haTFM

First Grade Video:
https://youtu.be/hPygK4se8oU

Second Grade Video:
https://youtu.be/6M7BiYDVfXk

Third Grade Video:
https://youtu.be/Gn9Wk-beAhs



More videos will be posted on 3/19/2020

Want to enhance your child's music education?  
SCROLL DOWN after reading about 
the Kodály sequence below to see how*

Grade by grade Kodály Sequence:
TK and Kindergarten (14 week preview)
1. Singing in a minor third
2. Learning the elements of the staff
3. Reading music notes on staff in minor 3rd
(Note for musicians:  do moves around so the children learn to sing in any key and transpose with ease learning to sing intervals.  Above song in the key of D)
4. Learning to keep the beat while singing a song
5. Learning to clap the rhythms of a song with quarter notes and eighth notes



1st Grade
1. Singing the notes do-mi-so-la
2. Reading and writing 4 different notes on the staff:
(Key of F)

3. Keeping the beat in new ways while  
singing
4. Clapping rhythms for quarter note,
eighth note and quarter rest
5. Learning to read and write these rhythms
6. Learning to walk the beat while singing  
and clapping the rhythms
7. Learning simple American Folk Dancing  
while singing in-tune



2nd Grade
1. Singing the notes do-re-mi-so-la
2. Learning about the pentatonic scale
3. Reading and writing the notes in the pentatonic scale
                           (Key of F)

4. Learning to keep the beat by learning  
conducting patterns.
5. Clapping rhythms for quarter note, eighth  
note, quarter rest, half note, sixteenth  
notes
6. Learning to read and write these rhythms
7. Learning simple folk dances that step the  
beat, sing rhythms listed above and clap  
an ostinato of a different rhythm
8. Learning additional folk dances in the  
American Square Dance genre
9. Students will be shown ways to be 
creative and then encouraged to be  
creative themselves.



3rd Grade
1. Singing the notes do-re-mi-so-la-low la-
low so-high do
2. Reinforcing the pentatonic scale
3. Reading and writing the notes in the  
pentatonic scale and songs using all of  
those notes
 (Key of F)

4. Learning to keep the beat by reinforcing
conducting patterns.
5. Clapping rhythms for quarter note, eighth  
note, quarter rest, half note, sixteenth  
notes, syncopated rhythms, half rest,  
whole rest, eighth and sixteenth notes 
combined
6. Learning to read and write these rhythms
7. Learning simple folk dances that step the  
beat, sing rhythms listed above and clap 
an ostinato of a different rhythm
8. Learning additional folk dances in the  
American Square Dance genre
9. Learning to keep the beat, clapping an  
ostinato pattern and singing a song with 
different rhythms than you are clapping
10. Learning to keep the beat with one hand  
on your lap while the other hand on your  
lap is patting the rhythm of the song you 
are singing simultaneously
11. Learning the musical skill of reading  
ahead in the music you are singing
12. Enhancing creativity will be explored in 
every music class. Children will be 
encouraged to play games a creative 
way and add elements of movement, 
dance and creative ways to trick the 
other students in games.


























































FEBRUARY 17 - 21 Camp

Looking for a camp that's fun and educational?
Would you like your child to sing in-tune?
Then these are the camps you've been looking for.


Did you know children can learn to read and write music through games? It's a fact that music is one of the only activities that activates, stimulates and uses the entire brain.

Sign up now for Jingle Jamboree's 2020 February and Summer Camps

FEBRUARY 17 - 21 Camp
$70 per day or $325 for one week

Need a break?  Need time to go shopping?
Need some time to yourself?
ENROLL your child in a camp where they will learn while having fun

Camp hours:  8:50 am to 3:00 pm

Extended hours:  8:00 to 9:00 am $14
3:00 to 5:30 pm $3.50 per 15 minutes

Sing any Disney Song like Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Jungle Book, Frozen, plus the Broadway hits Hamilton, Annie, Music Man, Sound of Music and many others


* Vocal Coaching     * Music reading and writing
* Dance Instruction      * Theater Games
* Acting Training      * Improv
* Arts and Crafts      * Field Trips
* Music Literacy Workbook   * Two snacks included
(organic fruits or vegetables)
* All arts and crafts materials    * T-shirt decorating
* Camp Songs CD





Watch your child's musical literacy grow while they play at Jingle Jamboree's Music Club!


Jingle Jeff has a BS in Music Education with an instrumental emphasis, and an M.Ed. with a Kodály emphasis and certification for young children's vocal development.  He currently holds California State Teaching Credentials in Music, P.E. and General Classroom Education




New Series Beginning:

Mondays
3:05 to 4:35 pm
Ocean View Elementary and moving to AHS

Tuesdays
3:30 to 5:00 pm (Pick up at Marin and Cornell at 3:05)
Jingle Jamboree Music Studio

Wednesdays 
1:35 to 4:30 pm (begins when 5 students enroll)
(Pick up at Cornell at 1:35 pm)
(Extended Care until 5:30 pm)

This year includes: New songs and circle games, exciting crafts and the highlight: music reading and writing. 

Upcoming Camps:
  Summer Only:
  June 15 - 26, 2020
  July 6 - 10, 2020 (One week Camp)
  July 13 - 24, 2020

Did I mention lots of laughter!?!

Tuesdays
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 
3rd, 4th and 5th Graders
3:30 to 5:00 pm
Jingle Jamboree Music Studio
FULL 
(Waiting list available)
(Located behind 1016 Talbot Avenue - walk through the large gate on the left side of the house and walk straight back to the studio)

Mondays
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 
3rd, 4th and 5th Graders
3:05 to 4:30 pm
OV Main Campus
(Only 4 spaces left)
Ocean View Main Campus is located at
1000 Jackson Street in Albany
Students should meet in the outdoor Amphitheater



Photos of all the fun we're having:




Kodály Music Literacy
Jingle Jeff is a Kodály Master Teacher and educator for everyone ages 6 months to adulthood.  
With the Kodály Method, your child learns a sequential curriculum of music theory based on carefully chosen and developmentally appropriate singing games.  After the children learn the games, they learn to read and write the actual music.





























Music Club Description:  Jingle Jamboree Music Club is a fun and focused way to develop music literacy through song games. Based on the Kodály method (pronounced Kod-éye), Jingle Jeff teaches children how to read and write music while they play!