Teachers
photo CHRIS & JESSIE

Meet The Apples!

     
photo LIAM MORONEY

Liam has been a songwriter and performer for over 15 years. He has performed in several bands such as Gretna Greene, Shoemakers Guild and The Buttons with Little Rockers founder, Chris, and has contributed songs to all 6 Little Rockers class  collection CDs. He leads his own band The East Indies as well as teaching private lessons at AppleJams and is the inspiration for the latest expression "More Liam!"

     
photo DEIRDRE FORREST

Deirdre Forrest has been working with children for over 14 years, as a  pre-k teacher, babysitter, nanny, and has been a teaching artist with Little Rockers for about 6 years!! She has taught and cared for every age group, from infants up to teens, and truly enjoys watching them grow and learn, while having fun!

D began singing when she was very young, in choirs, an acapella group, and in many musical theater productions. She studied Theater and Studio Art at Stockton University. She is an award-winning singer-songwriter and recording artist. In 2012 she was awarded Top Female Songwriter at the Jersey Acoustic Music Awards. She has been nominated for several awards for Female Vocalist in various award ceremonies. She has played at venues throughout NJ, PA & NY, including: The Stone Pony, The Bitter End, The Saint & the Legendary Dobbs. Deirdre has worked with artists of varying genres, lending her voice to several bands and recording projects. She is currently working on an Indie Rock solo project with acclaimed, Grammy Nominated producer Steve Greenwell, (who has worked with Joss Stone, Run DMC, Jeff Beck and LL Cool J, to name a few). Deirdre can be found playing at venues with her band, The Back Seams. 

Deirdre loves that Little Rockers combines her two passions: teaching and music. She is continually inspired by the joy of the cutest rockers around, every single day.

4 songs I've been liking lately (from any time period old or new):
"Truth Hurts"- Lizzo, "I Just Want You"-Sara Bareilles, "You Get What You Give"- New Radicals & "Movement"-Hozier. 
 
3 shows I binged and would watch again:
Stranger Things, Derry Girls & The Haunting of Hill House. 
 
2 great movies I've seen more than 2 times:
Once & Garden State.  
 
1 thing no one knows about me:
Singing is my biggest passion, but I also love shopping at vintage stores, painting, drawing, writing, reading and doing anything creative. 
     
photo DESEREE SPINKS
     
  LIAM & JULIA
     
  LIAM & MEGAN
     
photo MEGAN TARASZKIEWICZ
Hooked on music from an early age, Megan learned the violin and clarinet as a young child but eventually fell in love with playing the drums and ukulele. She sang with the Concert Choir while attending Woodbridge High School and the Glee Club at Fairfield University, where she had the opportunity to travel and sing in Europe. Megan graduated with a degree in American Studies with minors in Sociology and Film & Television.  After working a couple of years as a toddler teacher at Bright Horizons, Megan earned her Master's Degree as a School Librarian and worked in two Woodbridge elementary schools. She decided to stay at home with her four children and now writes children's books including plays for the Little Rockers acting class. After enjoying being in the Little Rockers music classes with her own children, Megan decided to become a teaching artist! 
 
4 songs I'm really into right now: 
Walls by Tom Petty
You're the One by Greta Van Fleet
I Wish I Was by The Avett Brothers 
There She Goes by The La's
 
3 shows I've binged and would watch again:
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt 
The Golden Girls
Stranger Things
 
2 movies that I can never get enough of:
Blues Brothers 
Wayne's World 
 
1 thing about me:
I am a huge bird nerd and go birding as often as I can. I've seen over 150 species of birds at my local park!
     
  MAX ADOLF
     
photo JULIA LAW
Julia has been teaching music to children since she was 14 years old! She's always been involved in musical theatre and chorus, and NEVER stops singing- much to her family's frustration! She moved back to New Jersey recently after living in Edinburgh, Scotland for 3 years.
 
My four (current!) favourite songs:
Truth Hurts by Lizzo,
Never Really Over by Katy Perry,
Ain't No Mountain High Enough by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell 
Try Everything by Shakira from Zootopia! 
 
My three favourite binge-worthy shows:
Bob's Burgers, Stranger Things, and Derry Girls!
 
Two movies I've seen over and over again:
Tangled and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire! 
 
One thing you may not know about me is that she I am dual UK and USA citizen!
     
  ACACIA LARKIN
     
  REBECCA SMITH
     
  KAYLA FOWLER