Teachers
photo CHRIS & JESSIE

Meet The Apples!

     
photo LIAM

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

Deirdre Forrest has been working with children for over 12 years, as a  pre-k teacher, babysitter, nanny, and has been a teaching artist with Little Rockers for over 4 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!

Deirdre 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 a Soul/Rock inspired solo project with acclaimed, Grammy Nominated producer Steve Greenwell that has worked with Joss Stone, Run DMC, Jeff Beck and LL Cool J, to name a few. Deirdre can be found playing at local venues with her Folk Rock Duo The May Darlings. 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.

     
photo KATE

Kate has been performing in and writing for bands since she was 14 years old. She currently writes, sings, plays guitar, and produces for local hard rock band Vextion. Her songs have been featured on 95.9 the WRAT's Jersey Rock program. She has been featured in The Aquarian Weekly, has performed at first energy park, and was nominated for AP music awards: top female vocalist and top heavy act. In 2017 Kate performed with Marel and the Stone Feathers Band at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and released a self produced full length album with her band Vextion.

     
photo TORI

Tori’s been singing and playing guitar since she was 10 years old and continued to do so in choir all throughout high school. After high school, she went to Brookdale Community College and interned for 90.5 The Night. After Brookdale, she went to Montclair State University and became part of the production team for 90.3 WMSC. Tori graduated from Montclair with a degree in Communication in Media, Audio/ Sound Design.

Alongside of that, she loves working with children and has been working with all ages since she was old enough to babysit. She has worked as a daycare teacher, nanny and babysitter. Tori’s so thrilled to combine both her love for music and kids by working with Little Rockers/Apple Jams!

     
photo DESEREE
     
  DANIELLA
     
  CHRIS & DANIELLA
     
  CHRIS & KAYLA
     
  JESSIE & ALEX M
     
  JESSIE & KAYLA
     
  LIAM & JULIA
     
  DEIRDRE & ALEX M
     
  DEIRDRE & JULIA
     
  DEIRDRE & KAYLA
     
  DEIRDRE & LINDSAY
     
  DEIRDRE & MEGAN
     
  KAYLA & ALEX
     
  KAYLA & ALEX M
     
  TBD

Staffing is still being determined for this class