About The BeatBuds®
The BeatBuds® is founded by Jonathan Jonah and Matthew Shapiro (aka Jonny Jingles and Matty Maracas). Longtime musical partners and best friends, The BeatBuds® is dedicated to exercising your child’s mind through music. With music performance and arts degrees from California State University at Northridge and The Los Angeles Music Academy, combined with a versatile background in music education, Jonathan and Matthew have created a diverse and interactive program to offer your child exposure to the basic components of music. Through the use of major and minor keys and rhythmic and melodic exploration, The BeatBuds® write and perform catchy tunes that are rich in both spirit and message.
Drawing from their experience self-producing many musical projects as well as working side by side with world renown music producers, in addition to many years of performing both nationally and internationally, The BeatBuds® original music is endearing and educational, lyrically touching upon a multitude of cultural and societal topics including the maintenance of self image, tolerance, health and hygiene, safety, environmental consciousness, and general education. It is through this music that The BeatBuds® is able to simultaneously exercise your child’s creative and logical mind as well as provide a fun and engaging musical experience.
To bring their music and interactive program to the children, The BeatBuds® is available for birthday parties, in home sessions, and special events. These types of group settings are the perfect opportunity for your child to experience what may be their first “hands on” approach toward music. Through the use of voice, real percussion instruments, various rhythmic tools, props, and The BeatBuds® unique mini-band setup, your child will be “in” the music.
Recently, due to popular demand and the need to satisfy a growing void in our community, Jonny and Matty have added members to The BeatBuds® team to help them bring music-making to more young children. For The BeatBuds® and The BeatBuds® team of musicians, making music has always been their passion. Consequently, The BeatBuds® mission is to introduce young children to the joy and benefits of music exposure through a fun and interactive approach.
"The BeatBuds are AMAZING. They performed at our preschool just before Christmas, after a glowing recommendation from one of our parents. Our children were enchanted and enthralled. Matt and Jonny know just how to relate to young children. They are able to involve them in their presentation, and actually do quite a bit of teaching in the midst of the fun. We have had many musical groups come to our school, and I definitely would rank The BeatBuds among the best. They would be great for a birthday party or any celebration with young children. I recommend them wholeheartedly."
Director, Malibu Presbyterian Nursery School