Meet the Teachers
The maestro of JAM, Benny came alive as a musician as a kid when given opportunities to DO, and he wants to give the same opportunity to others.
He has many years of experience teaching music, leading bands, recording and performing live. He has worked as a church music director and DSW and loves singalongs, jam sessions and musical variety.
Born and raised on the coast of Ecuador, Fito brings wonderfully unique flavours to JAM’s musical stir fry. He has experience as a school teacher and has performed music of many styles in parks, restaurants, churches and more.
Fito lives in Blenheim with his wife and son, and will teach piano, guitar, ukulele, etc. in his home studio.
Kala sings and plays percussion in the JAM Band, and is joining us this year as a vocal and piano teacher.
She has worked as a school teacher, has lots of experience singing live, musicality flows strong in her veins and there’s a slight chance she was your 5-year-old’s soccer coach. You and your kids will love her.
Tom has jammed and worked with Benny off and on for almost 20 years now. In that time, he has also worked as a pastor and music director and has positively impacted the lives of many young people.
He has a unique knack for bringing the best out of those he teaches and leads. Oh ya, and he’s a terrific musician!