KidsRocK

Music is the best fun start for your child's early education!

KidsRocK is the winner of
Raring2go!
Best Pre School Class in Bury
May 2018
Hi There!
My name is Chris and I own and manage KidsRocK.

KidsRocK provides quality, fun, inclusive and educational music classes for children age 0-5 and their carers. We work in hired venues, cafes, nurseries, schools...

KidsRocK provides specially tailored music sessions for adults (Admuse) and children who have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). Between us we have a wealth of experience working within a wide range of our communities.

Music has always been important to me and I feel so priviledged doing what I do.
In my spare time (!) I play piano, laugh, spend time with family/friends and read.
 
I am a qualified teaching assistant (NNEB),
and have all the relevant bits of paper needed to work with children. 
 
Ah Yee Watters, Madeleine Solazzo, Fi Platt, Natalie Williams and
Shaun Gibson are our KidsRocK teachers and they are fab. We have such a lot of fun together!

Find out about them on the 'meet the team' page.
 
We would love for you to come to our 
KidsRocK classes and join in the fun!

We also run birthday parties, click the link above to find out more.

Chris Morecroft
 
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 Hi there! 

My name is Ah Yee Watters. I am a qualified Primary School Teacher and have been teaching 3-7 year olds for 12 years. I was trained to teach all subjects including music, I mainly taught percussion instruments to my loyal subjects over my 12 years of teaching. But as we evolved into the 21st century, technology has taken over our classrooms and the need for music has declined!

 KidsRocK has rekindled a passion for adults (including me) and their children everywhere, whereby children can have both enjoyment and learn new life skills! Instead of tapping at buttons, staring at whiteboards, they can handle and experience real life music to enhance their own learning.

 As I became an adult 'KidsRocKer' I was amazed by the amount of work and effort put into the planning and delivery. I am still learning new songs and experiences myself as well as learning the guitar again! I haven't played since high school. In the past I have dabbled in instruments such as the clarinet and piano (hoping now I can learn to play it properly when Chris can fit me in!).

 When I am not KidsRocKing, I like baking, singing to my dog and kids (although they often complain about my karoke on the Wii!) or work as a 'mum's taxi' for my 2 daughters, Josie (11) and Lori (6½). I love watching and singing to Mama Mia and Les Miserable (the films) but I can't wait to watch them on stage too but I don't think they will allow me to sing along!

I also take classes for adults with special educational needs and disabilities.


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Madeleine is a trained actor, who has spent most of the past 16 years working with children and young people.  Madeleine graduated from accredited drama school; Drama Centre London, with a degree in Acting.  She then spent several years working as an actor in central London theatres, and touring to studio theatres nationally.  She also particularly enjoyed performing in TIE theatre for children of all ages.  Most notable was her performance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival; "the young actors are vibrant....." The Scotsman.

 Madeleine has been workshop-leading, directing and producing shows, and teaching drama and dance, to everyone from babies to adults, for 11 years.   She has specialised in working with people with disabilities and learning difficulties, for organisations like; MENCAP and The Bury Met Arts Centre.  Madeleine has also received training from Chickenshed Inclusive Theatre Company, among others, and the National Theatre.  She is also trained in MAKATON signing levels 1-4.  Madeleine has grade 7 RAD ballet training and has performed in many styles of dance, including Lancashire Clog!  Madeleine also gained a PTLLS teaching qualification; "Madeleine is very smiley and approachable...giving lots of positive encouragement...perfect for teaching..." Course Tutor.

I grew up around music, dancing and the arts.  I'm passionate about creativity, and love the fact that rhythm and imagination are a fundamental part of us all.  I have played the piano and the guitar in the past, and am now picking the guitar back up; which is great fun!  Over the last few years I have been developing unique sessions which involve music and song. I'm passionate about  helping children to explore music, and about bringing it alive for them.  I believe in KidsRocK and the way it brings families together, and enriches every child's development.  I have always brought my own children to KidsRocK classes and recognise the importance of giving these experiences, and opportunities for expression to everyone.  I am delighted to bring my range of skills, training and expertise together, to become part of the KidsRocK team.  And I'm excited to be able to share KidsRocK with as many children as possible! Look out for more Drama popping up in future KidsRocK sessions....

I am also available for birthday parties.


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Hello there!


I'm Fi. I've been KidsRocKing now for over 8 years (with a break to give birth to my own little rock star.) I wasn't going to come back, but Chris told me she was going to bash me over the head with the neck of her guitar and I said ''is that a fret?!'' and well, here I am. I'm hoping that joke struck a chord with some of you.


I love children. I love working with children. I love music. I love playing the drums. I don't love playing the guitar but have to. Put it all together and what have you got – KidsRocK! And I love it.


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Hello!

 
My name is Natalie and I am the newest recruit to the KidsRocK team!

 

I first attended KidsRocK classes when my little one was a few months old and I immediately fell in love with the emphasis on guitar, music and the bonding that it provided between me and my little boy. In fact, I wish I had taken him sooner. I love how each session is different, with props, singing and dances, so it’s always fresh and it is great to see babies, toddlers and adults all experiencing and gaining so much in each session.

 

I bring enthusiasm, fun and learning to KidsRocK sessions, as well as my guitar or ukulele for us all to sing along to!

 

Before having a baby, I was a primary school teacher and so love working with children and seeing them learn and have fun.

I am also available for birthday parties.

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