Stickandstrum presents Little Rockers class

Published 11:47 am Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Little Rockers class builds the basic foundations in rock music for kids from 6 months to 5 years of age. (Contributed)

The Little Rockers class builds the basic foundations in rock music for kids from 6 months to 5 years of age. (Contributed)

By JESSA PEASE / Staff Writer

PELHAM— The studio that brings live entertainment to Kai’s Koffee House in Pelham every other weekend recently launched a new music program called Little Rockers.

The Little Rockers class at Stickandstrum Academy, 106 David Green Road, is geared toward kids 6 months to 5 years old. Stickandstrum owner, Shane Nicholas, said it’s just an extension of the private and group classed the academy already provides.

“We have a lot of families that are always asking, ‘What do you have for our three year old or our two year old?’” Nicholas said.

They launched the first six-week class a few weeks ago. It introduces kids to rock instruments through the music people love, instead of the typical children’s music. Nicholas said they focus on music from the ‘50s to the present, including some pop and rap.

“The kids play on guitars and we have some percussion instruments they play,” he said. “They jump around, do all kinds of crazy stuff and just play with the instruments.”

Classes are Thursday mornings at 10 a.m., and Nicholas said they are looking into opening up more times and days for the class. Each week focuses on a different lesson, such as the three parts of the guitar, the six strings and tempo.

Nicholas’ 17-month-old son is currently the youngest student in the class, but Nicholas said he loves it.

Right now, the Little Rockers class has all the kids mixed. Nicholas said they are looking at breaking the classes up into age ranges in the future, but the mix seems to be working well for now.

The older kids enjoy helping the younger kids and setting a good example, he said, and the younger kids look up to the older ones.

He explained that this class is also a good precursor into other lessons because it gets the students started in the right direction and they gain a basic foundation for music.

“It’s been a really good mix, and it’s been a lot of fun,” Nicholas said. “The part they really enjoy is they get to play actual instruments.”

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