Let's Jam!: Creating Jam Sessions with Young Children

Dr. Kerry Renzoni
Pedagogy Track
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In this interactive workshop, learn how to create engaging jam sessions that help young children develop music vocabulary, encourage them to take creative music-making risks, and create community with other children, caregivers, and teachers. You will receive a handout with helpful strategies for creating jam sessions in your classroom and encouraging parents to jam at home with their children.


Kerry B. Renzoni is Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Undergraduate Music Education at SUNY Buffalo State. She is also founder and director of the Early Childhood Music and Movement program for the Buffalo State Community Arts Academy.

Kerry is an active researcher, conference presenter, and clinician at the state, national, and international levels. She has worked with early childhood music teachers in Italy, Brazil, and China. Kerry is Northeast Regional Representative for the National Association for Music Education Early Childhood Music Special Research Interest Group and Vice President of Convention Programming for the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association.