Jam On Toast was created by Jamie (James Madsen), a passionate music educator, composer and performer. He graduated with an Honours degree in Music Education from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney, studying piano under Stephanie McCallum.
The music from his Jam On Toast project came about from years teaching music in the classroom to young children, adding his own original repertoire of songs, dances and creative activities to his programming.
With a focus on creative thinking Jamie incorporates a unique blend of approaches to music education, combining aspects of Orff-Schulwerk, Kodály and Dalcroze Eurhythmics. The music, dances and recipes from the series of Jam On Toast albums and teaching resources has been designed to inspire a love of music with children and an awareness of musical concepts.
Along with his Jam On Toast project, James also composes a range of other music including choir and vocal music, solo instrumental repertoire, chamber music plus a range of other music education resources for ensembles and the classroom.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
“Jamie not only provided the students with musical knowledge through his practical & entertaining workshops but his fantastic original songs from his Jam On Toast albums have become an integral part of our music program.”
Emma Fredman - Creative Arts Teacher Kensington Public School
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