Jeanelle has always had a love of music and grew up with a very musical father who always encouraged her to perform, play and be inspired. He taught her a few chords on the guitar and she began singing at open mikes and writing her own songs. Music has always been a huge part of her life and she is so excited to share the joy and power of music with children. Jeanelle and her husband often sing and play guitar together and now, most often, to their three little children. Jeanelle has a BS degree from Montclair State University in Recreation Therapy and has spent much of her life working with the elderly. One thing that she found brought the most joy to her residents, no matter the severity of their disability, was music. Another big part of Jeanelle’s life is sports and exercise. She works part time as a field hockey umpire and tries to be as active as she possibly can. She hopes to bring this energy to her music classes. Jeanelle took her own daughter to KMR classes, and is excited to begin teaching to share music with children and their families.
jeanelle jamison, KMR INSTRUCTOR - Cherry hill
andrea wheatley, KMR INSTRUCTOR - central bucks county
Andrea Wheatley is very excited to be a part of the Kids’ MusicRound family! Andrea and her husband, Mike reside in Pipersville, Pennsylvania with their three daughters. Andrea started taking Kids’ MusicRound classes when her oldest (now age 12) was two years old. She has sung in church and weddings for years and loves combining her two passions- kids and music. She received her B.A. in Communications from Elizabethtown College. She planned festivals and events for Peddler’s Village for over 14 years and loved being a part of such fun community events. She also is a travel consultant with Five Star Travel where she specializes in planning Disney family trips. She is thrilled to share her love of music and this incredible program with kids of all ages.
Marcia has been making music for children with Kids' MusicRound since 2000, after taking her own kids to music class and deciding to become a teacher herself. She taught at the Yardley KMR center for 5 years, and then brought the acclaimed KMR curriculum to her own Cherry Hill center in 2004. As of Summer 2017, Marcia will also become the Director of the KMR Center in Central Bucks County, with locations in Warrington and Doylestown. She has delighted hundreds of families, communities, libraries, preschools, Mom's Clubs and other organizations with her high-energy, interactive music parties throughout NJ and PA. Marcia is also the mother to Jennie, KMR's youngest certified teacher who has been accompanying Marcia to music class since age 3. Marcia's success and the strength of the many positive testimonials from parents (and kids!) all over the region are the reason she was awarded BEST OF PHILLY!
The mission of Kids' MusicRound is to provide a developmentally appropriate approach to early childhood music education that is fueled by a passion and love for children and music. Based on early childhood development and music education research, KMR provides a fun-filled class environment where families come together to experience the joy of movement and music making.
Kids' MusicRound is not affiliated with any religion or other organization.
marcia kratz, kmr director/instructor
Owner of Kids' MusicRound Cherry Hill and Doylestown