Vici Hoban Read ~ founder
Jiggle & Jam was founded in 2006 by musician, baby yoga/massage instructor and local mum Vici Hoban Read.
"I am passionate about the far-reaching benefits & pure joy that music and movement offers young children. My aim is to make every single class an active, imaginative musical adventure tailored to the ages and individual personalities of each group of chidren. All children are born with an innate musicality. At Jiggle & Jam we are dedicated to nurturing this & instilling a lifelong love of music-making, singing and musical movement. By building key musical skills from birth (such as good listening, body pulse and a 'musical ear'), we see babies in our classes grow into toddlers and children who are confident tuneful singers, rhythmic movers and joyful music-makers! I am delighted that Jiggle & Jam has grown into a large, welcoming community of young families. Please, come and join us and nurture your child's natural born love of music while meeting local parents and having tons of fun!"
From a family of musicians, Vici has been making music her whole life, graduating with a 2:1 BA Hons in Music. She has since enjoyed an eclectic career as a musician, cardiology nurse, journalist, massage therapist, infant massage/yoga instructor and early years music instructor! Born & raised in Wimbledon, Vici now lives in Motspur Park with her husband and two children.
She regularly continues her professional development with highly regarded musicians & training courses, including Nikhil Dally at Stepping Notes, Colourstrings, The Voices Foundation and the Dalcroze Society. The fundamentals of the world-renowned Kodaly Approach (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.
Vici is a member of professional community musician association Sound Sense & the International Association of Infant Massage. She has an up-to-date Enhanced DBS (CRB) check & is fully insured.
Virginia van West ~ business support
Virginia Van West is a London based freelance business consultant who works with a variety of clients: from established corporations to small businesses and start-up ventures. Virginia's efficient and invaluable business support to Jiggle & Jam enables us to 'keep calm and carry on'! We highly recommend her services: www.virginiavanwest.com