ABOUT JUMPIN’ JAMS
We are parents who live in Stamford with our two boys and Shelby, the dog. Monica was raised in Stamford and like many other Fairfield County families, we moved back to be close to parents. We both have a deep love of music and actually met at a concert in the East Village, NYC! Jason has been a professional musician for about 30 years (he started early ;) and Monica has had a successful career in Media and Publishing.
When we had our first son, one of Jason’s favorite activities was taking him to music class when he was 8 months old. That was when he realized the value in having an engaging musical experience on a regular basis for babies and toddlers.
Shortly after we moved to CT, Jason met Ray and “Jay and Ray” was born. Their music classes and performances became a favorite for families all over CT and NY. After eight successful years, Jay and Ray decided to make a few changes to allow them to focus more on individual projects. Monica was instrumental behind the scenes for “Jay and Ray”, from constructing props and inspiring activities to marketing and promotion. Naturally, she is very excited to be able to bring even more of her energy to this new venture, Jumpin’ Jams!
Jumpin’ Jams has been an amazing way for us to create a family business for families who want to get their kids rolling with music from the very beginning!
“I was constantly surrounded by music as a child. I’m grateful for that experience and I think that these classes offer some of that, but they also engage the kids in such a special way that ignites a lifelong love for music and learning”, says Jason. We are so excited to be working together (officially) to bring a high quality music class program to Fairfield County, CT.
We aim to inspire all of your little ones to sing, jam, dance and play their hearts out! And hopefully this leads to some awesome naps :)
Some fun facts about us:
Monica will never turn down a good puzzle
Taking hikes with Shelby the dog is one of our favorite things to do as a family
Jason might actually work for chips instead of money
Monica gets really upset when Jason works for chips