teaching artists

LIAM MORONEYGuitar, Vocals

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 4 Little Rockers class  collection CDs. He is currently an instructor and band coach at the Marlboro School of Rock and the inspiration for the latest expression “More Liam!”

Head shot picEvan de Augustinis – Guitar, Vocals

I grew up in a very musical family and started playing guitar & singing at a very young age. I’ve played many different styles and venues ranging from churches to NYC halls. Performing music is something that I am very passionate about and I always give it my all. Nothing makes me happier than seeing people smile and enjoy themselves from a great performance.

Your Nickname: Ev, Evan
Birthday: 
Any Pets?: 1 dog
Instruments you rock: Guitar, vocals
Favorite band/artist: David Bowie
celebrity you look like: Some people tell me I look like Bob Dylan haha
Favorite movie & tv show: A Bronx Tale / Seinfeld
Favorite color: Blue
Favorite snack food: Cannoli!
A funny moment or story from class… hmmm I thought it was really funny when one of the kids brought one of their toys to class and kept trying to give it to me while I was playing guitar haha.

AlexaAlexa Pantaleo – Vocals

I’m 18 years old and I’m from Freehold New Jersey. I’ve been singing for the past 10 years and I could never imagine dedicating myself to anything else. I love to share my voice whenever I get the chance whether it’s somewhere local or hours away. I have sung for Hurricane Sandy benefits and raised an amazing amount of money. I also sang the national anthem for the Blue Claws! However my biggest accomplishment was over the summer I was so blessed to have made it to the blind auditions of The Voice! I’m always trying out for new things so maybe one day my hard work will pay off!  Little Rockers is the best job I could ask for. I get to sing all day and play with the cutest kids! It has brought me out of my shell and taught me, that no matter what age you are, that fun loving kid will always be inside you! I’m so thankful to be on the team with Little Rockers!

Your Nickname:  lex or Lexi
Birthday: June 29
Any Pets?: I have two cats a bird and I had a wonderful dog named Holly who passed away last year, she meant the world to me and will always have a special place in my heart.
Instruments you rock: just my voice!
Favorite band/artist: Adele, Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, and Rihanna.
Favorite movie & tv show: my favorite movie would either be The Lovely Bones, or Savages. My favorite tv show is secretly Spongebob… But I love all of the singing shows!
Celebrity you look like: everywhere I go people tell me I look like Penelope Cruz.
Favorite color: Pink and purple.
Favorite snack food: I’m quite a healthy eater, so my favorite snack would probably be a banana or apple with peanut butter.
A funny moment or story from class?
A funny story from class was probably when one of the little girls was so sad that Liam wasn’t there, that she actually had to leave class!! It’s crazy how attached kids get to their teachers!

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SamSamantha Cantaffa –  Vocals, Guitar

Hello Hey! I am most passionate about singing and theater. I started singing when I was only 3 years old. That was when I was in my first show! I have been a part of many community theater, children’s theater and school productions of musicals since then. I am currently studying to be an elementary school teacher while continuing to be involved with music as much as I can.

My Nickname: Sam or Sammi
Birthday: June 14
Any Pets?: A Puppy named Louie and a Puppy named Max
Instruments you rock: The Microphone!
Favorite band/ artist: The Beatles and Frank Sinatra
Favorite movie & TV show: Finding Nemo and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Celebrity I look like: No idea!
Favorite color: Pink!
Favorite snack food: Oreos
A funny moment or story from class: One time I forgot to sing my own name in the Hello Hey song!

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