Sing and Dance with Jem!
Melbourne based children’s performer bringing the magic of music and storytelling to your preschool or family event
Embrace the wonder of early childhood music, movement and more!
Jamming with Jemma
Enhance your early childhood curriculum with highly creative, playful and fun music classes for 0- to 5-year-olds.
Weekly programs or incursions are available to suit your centre.
Little ones will be whisked away on a magical, musical journey with my sweet, gentle and highly interactive preschool storytelling shows. Suitable for incursions, festivals and family events.
Music & Videos
As a children’s performer, I love nothing more than writing music and stories for little ones. Filled with all things cute, leafy, silly and whimsical, you can find my projects here.
Hi, I’m Jem!
Your children may know me as the loveable owl puppet ‘Hootabelle’ on ABC Kids’ show Giggle and Hoot, or performing alongside Andy Day and Phil Gallagher (Mr Maker, BBC) in the Australian tour of Andy’s Amazing Adventures! I am blessed to have classical music, dance and musical theatre in my life. It’s a gift I cherish sharing with my young audience.
Intuitively, I tap into my emotions, heart and empathy to create authentic early childhood shows and music workshops, that invite young children to embrace the wondrous world through music and theatre.
I love what I do. Seeing a child’s face light up when they hear their favourite song is absolutely joyous, and watching parents or caregivers connecting with their little ones through musical play is really very special.
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What makes our sessions so good?
Music & movement program to suit your centre
With one-off or regular visits, my Jamming with Jemma incursions are adaptable to suit all early childhood age groups and centres. My sessions are filled with imagination, diversity, storytelling, warmth, and creativity to keep young children entertained, and are designed to support the unique curriculum of each centre.
Music sessions in line with the ELYF
My carefully crafted program is designed to fit in with the Early Years Learning Framework, and can form a vital part of your curriculum. Each session is fun and creative, and encourages children to explore the world through music, movement and a little sprinkle of magic.
A strong focus on inter-culturalism and Indigenous perspectives
Here in Australia, we live in a wonderfully diverse, multicultural society. Children find confidence from having their cultural identity recognised and celebrated, so integrating multiple languages and musical styles is a key feature in my program. I always include an Indigenous perspective by merging Indigenous pedagogical methods into our way of learning. I highly value building awareness and respect for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander’s sacred cultures, and how they continue to contribute to our way of life, through songs, stories and words in language.
Loving words from happy clients
On behalf of our Neighbourhood group, a message to say how much we enjoyed your efforts and presentation of the children’s stories you presented at our Xmas party at Hanworth House. So much so that we have been asked if you will be coming again next year!
We are so lucky to have Jemma! Every Tuesday, our walls are filled with the sound of happy little singing voices, percussion instruments & Jemma’s ukulele. Jemma is a talented performer who forms beautiful and instant connections with her young audience.
Discover the joy of music in early childhood education
Together, let’s fill their young hearts with the magic of music and watch them thrive.