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Educators' Music Jam

The Educators' Music Jam was a professional learning and sharing network (PLSN) of 32 educators and friends in Peel region, Ontario, Canada. The group met for music jam sessions, to learn new songs, chords and music theory. They met in schools in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga to play music and learn blues, folk, jazz, reggae and rock cover tunes. They shared some of the songs they learned with their students.

The Educators' Music Jam was produced by educator David Spencer and ran from April 5, 2011 to June 10, 2014.

Many of the members of the Educators' Music Jam are now playing and recording an album of music with David Spencer at his monthly "David's Music Jam".


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Past Educators' Music Jam Sessions

Educators' Music Jam Sessions were held on the following dates:

  1. Tuesday April 5, 2011 from 3:45 to 5:30 p.m. at the Best School in Brampton, Ontario
  2. Tuesday May 10, 2011 from 3:45 to 5:30 p.m. at the Best School in Brampton, Ontario
  3. Monday August 22, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in Ballinifad, Ontario
  4. Saturday October 1, 2011 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at the Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation, Recreation Centre, Ohsweken, Ontario
  5. Tuesday October 18, 2011 at Erin Mills Middle School in Mississauga, Ontario
  6. Tuesday November 22, 2011 from 3:45 to 5:45 p.m. at Thorndale Public School in Brampton, Ontario
  7. Tuesday December 6, 2011 from 3:45 to 5:45 p.m. at the Best School in Brampton, Ontario
  8. Tuesday December 27, 2011 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. in Caledon, Ontario
  9. Tuesday February 7, 2012 from 3:45 to 5:30 p.m. at the Best School in Brampton, Ontario
  10. Tuesday April 10, 2012 from 3:45 to 5:30 p.m. at Erin Mills Middle School in Mississauga, Ontario
  11. Tuesday May 1, 2012 from 3:45 to 5:30 p.m. at Goldcrest Public School in Brampton, Ontario
  12. Tuesday June 5, 2012 from 3:45 to 7:00 p.m. at Jack Smythe Field Centre in Terra Cotta, Ontario
  13. Tuesday June 12, 2012 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. at Heart Lake Baptist Church, Ontario
  14. Tuesday November 20, 2012 from 3:45 to 5:30 p.m. at Goldcrest Public School in Brampton, Ontario
  15. Social on Thursday December 6, 2012 from 3:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Boston Pizza in Brampton, Ontario
  16. Friday January 4, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in Caledon, Ontario
  17. Monday June 10, 2014 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Jack Smythe Field Centre in Terra Cotta, Ontario


Members of the Educators' Music Jam Network

The following were members of the Educators' Music Jam. We appreciate their musical contributions to our music jams and online music discussions.

  1. Kathryn Alton - piano, vocals and percussion (cow bell, tambourine).
  2. Veronica Barbisan - piano.
  3. Jesse Bergman - guitar, piano, drums and vocals.
  4. Keir Brown - guitar.
  5. Betsy Callanan - flute and vocals.
  6. Murray Cleminson - acoustic and electric guitars, banjo and dobro.
  7. Allison Crozier - piano, trumpet and vocals.
  8. Susan Curry - vocals.
  9. Marcia Deacon
  10. Tina Fischer - saxophone and acoustic guitar.
  11. Robert Hay - acoustic and electric guitars.
  12. Lisa Henderson - vocals.
  13. Thanasi Lampropoulos -
  14. Jo-Anne Locke - acoustic guitar and vocals.
  15. Richard Mattson - vocals.
  16. Steve McElroy - acoustic and electric guitars.
  17. Maureen Mckillop - banjo, guitar and vocals.
  18. Shelagh McIntyre - acoustic guitar and vocals.
  19. Rosanna Moody - acoustic guitar and vocals.
  20. Jeff Morrison - guitar, harmonica and vocals.
  21. Monica Nobile - guitar and vocals.
  22. Carmelo Paul Nerino - guitar.
  23. James Nunes - acoustic guitar and vocals.
  24. Jena Oxenham - vocals.
  25. Anthony Persaud - acoustic guitar.
  26. Alison Robertshaw
  27. Heidi Ross - piano and guitar.
  28. Michael Schultz - guitar, harmonica and vocals.
  29. David Spencer - acoustic guitar, harmonica, djembe, organ and piano.
  30. Shane Turnidge - acoustic guitar and vocals.
  31. Steven Yotis - acoustic guitar.
  32. Frank Young - acoustic guitar and vocals.


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photo 1 from our October 18, 2011 Jam
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photo 2 from our October 18, 2011 Jam
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photo 3 from our October 18, 2011 Jam
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photo 4 from our October 18, 2011 Jam
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photo 8 from our October 18, 2011 Jam
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photo 8 from our October 18, 2011 Jam


All instrument players were invited.

Music Played During the Educators' Music Jam

A variety of music genres ranging through blues, folk, jazz, reggae and rock were played during the Educators' Music Jam.

Take a look at David's Song List.

Some of the music played during the Educators' Music Jam was written by artists such as:

  • Jann Arden
  • Hoyt Axton
  • Randy Bachman
  • Gerry Beckley
  • Otis Blackwood
  • Felice and Boudleaux Bryant
  • Harry Chapin
  • Bruce Cockburn
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Jim Croce
  • Burton Cummings
  • Jim Dale & Tom Springfield
  • John Denver
  • Neil Diamond
  • Bob Dylan
  • Elton John and Bernie Taupin
  • John Fogerty
  • Peter Frampton
  • Norman Gimbel & Charles Fox
  • Woody Guthrie
  • Tony Hatch
  • Mick Jagger, Keith Richard & Andrew Loog Oldham
  • Ben E. King
  • Carole King
  • John Lennon and Paul McCartney
  • Gordon Lightfoot
  • Kenny Loggins
  • Don McLean
  • Roger Miller
  • Joni Mitchell
  • Roy Orbison
  • Dan Peek
  • Carl Lee Perkins
  • John Phillips
  • Elvis Presley
  • Otis Redding
  • William 'Smokey' Robinson & Ronald White
  • Harvey Schmidt
  • Neil Sedaka
  • Pete Seeger
  • Paul Simon
  • Randy Spark
  • Cat Stevens
  • James Taylor
  • Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey
  • The Band
  • The Beach Boys
  • The Eagles
  • Three Dog Night
  • Neil Young
  • George Weiss, Hugo Peretti & Luigi Cresto
  • Hank Williams
  • Bill Withers


Find a Music Jam

If you like to sing and/or play guitar, banjo, bass or keyboard, consider joining David's Music Jam.