All of our teachers have attended an intensive training program given by Music Together®, LLC. We are all passionate about music and children...
Our Jammin Baby/Jammin Kids Team
Erica Berry, Director/ Registered Music Together Teacher
Jammin Baby/Kids was developed out of a passion and love for music and children. Erica Berry, the founder of Jammin Baby, is an accomplished singer/songwriter and a mother of two young girls (Lena, 10 and Sophia, 6). Her debut album, entitled “Life and Love” earned top ten rankings on the Rhythm and Blues charts in the United Kingdom in the mid-90’s. Erica has studied voice and musical theatre at Howard University and at an early age was accepted to UC Berkeley’s Young Musicians Program. Erica was most recently trained by Music Together co-founder, Dr. Lili Levinowitz, PhD. Erica also teaches music in Preschools around the Triangle, and is the middle school Drama Teacher at Woods Charter School in Chapel Hill.
Erica is multi-talented in music, entertainment and business, having earned a B.A. in Political Science, with a music minor, from Howard University and a J.D. from Hastings College of the Law at the University of California. Erica formerly practiced Corporate Law for six (6) years in the New York Metropolitan area, but now has returned to her passion … Music, Music and more Music…
Having taken Music Together® with her daughter, Lena, for 2 ½ years, Erica decided after relocating to North Carolina, to start Music Together centers in Apex, Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh. Erica also provides music at several Preschools around the area. This summer JamminKids will begin a journey into Musical Theatre for children 6-10 years old. Having performed in numerous musicals throughout her life she wants to share her love of musical theatre with her now older students from around the Triangle.
Kara Williams, Registered Music Together Teacher - Raleigh Area Associate Director
Kara Williams is a dynamic multi-talented individual who loves to sing and dance, especially with her 3 delightful children (Austin, age 7; Marion, age 5; Ann Lauren, age 1). After graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill where she received a degree in elementary education and communication studies, she taught Kindergarten in Hillsborough, NC for 3 years and then 1st grade in Charlotte, NC. She visited a Music Together class with a friend in Charlotte in 2003 and has been a fan ever since. She has participated as a parent in almost all of the collections with her children. In addition, she sang, shaked, boogied, and taught Music Together classes in the Charlotte area for 2 years before moving to Raleigh in June 2008. She has a wonderful voice and enjoys singing on the worship team at her church and is actively involved with children's ministry.
Andrea Howland-Myers, Preschool Music, Jammin Baby Parties - Coming Soon as Music Together Instructor (Pending Certification from Music Together).
Andrea Howland holds degrees in music performance from Oklahoma City University and Appalachian State. Fascinated by the way children learn to express themselves, she has worked extensively with kids and music. She spent the 2012-13 school year teaching Pre-K at Our PlayHouse Preschool of Chapel Hill, and has also served as a children’s choir director and Children’s Director of Music at churches in Oklahoma and Boone and worked with the Arts-Based Elementary School of Winston-Salem, NC.
Andrea fell in love with Music Together while searching for resources that combined rich, interesting children's music with an approach that made room for play-based learning. She will receive Music Together teacher certification in June of this year and cannot wait to jam with the coolest babies and parents in the Triad!