La Jolla youth get a chance to jam
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Christy Bruneau Littlemore and Aja Lee will begin their new music program, La Jolla Youth Jam Nights, on May 7. 	Courtesy photo
Christy Bruneau Littlemore and Aja Lee will begin their new music program, La Jolla Youth Jam Nights, on May 7. Courtesy photo
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Christy Bruneau Littlemore and Aja Lee, two la Jolla-based singer-songwriters/educators, are joining together to fill in the gaps in public music education with their new program, La Jolla Youth Jam Nights, starting May 7.

Littlemore and Lee developed the idea as a way for kids to learn how to play together in a group format. Children who wish to learn to play a variety of instruments, including guitar, ukelele, piano, bass, hand drums and vocalists, are welcome. The group will convene for a four-session series, each Monday from 6 to 7 p.m. at a private residence in La Jolla.

Littlemore, a two-time San Diego Music Awards nominee and a veteran of San Diego’s music scene, started her music career in 1998 at Java Joe’s in Ocean Beach. She taught elementary and middle school in the San Diego Unified School District until 2008, when she received a pink slip — at which point she decided to set her sights on living off her musical talents. She currently teaches a music club and songwriting workshop in Muirlands Middle School’s enrichment program. She can be seen playing songwriter showcases, art festivals and coffee houses throughout San Diego.

Lee started her music career in high school in Michigan, selling CDs out of her locker between classes. Since then, she’s been writing, performing and teaching, and was the music teacher and music curriculum writer at Bird Rock Elementary in 2005-06. She teaches private lessons to many of La Jolla’s budding musicians and she plays shows all over San Diego and North County.

The cost of the jam night is $225 per child, per four-session series. Ages 8-16 are welcome, and a performance will be held at Bird Rock Coffee Roasters on July 30. For more information, email lajollayouthjamnight@gmail.com.

— Staff and contribution
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