Jamie Puffpaff created the Tot Rock and Kid Rock programs in 1995 as a way to give young children a way to exercise their creativity, their minds and their bodies! Jamie loves meeting new families from all over Chicago-land and helping their children learn to express themselves through music. When she’s not working, Jamie likes to play tennis, read, go to the movies, have fun with her grandchildren and entertain. Read Jamie's recent interview from VoyageChicago.com.
Miss Laura has been teaching for Rock ‘n’ Kids since 2001. She loves her students’ imaginations and senses of humor. She also loves the joy they have when they accomplish something new! Miss Laura sings in three choirs and enjoys reading, doing puzzles and cross stitch, traveling, walking and hiking.
Miss Mari has been with Rock ‘n’ Kids since 2001. She also teaches belly dancing and is a performer and choreographer. Mari loves watching the Food Network and talent show TV. What she loves most about her students is that they are honest, and love to play and learn!
Teaching since 2012, Mr. Rich loves seeing how toddlers and preschoolers use their imaginations! He is an avid Star Wars and WWE fan.
Miss Damita was excited to join the Rock 'n' Kids team in late 2018 because she loves the smiles, laughter and endless curiosity of children! Miss Damita loves to write and has 2 blogs, dance (belly dance, Flamenco and Japanese dance) and has a passion for travel, history and singing. She also enjoys time spending time with her 2 children. Damita is motivated by the unbridled joy her students express in everything they do.
Miss Diana enjoys spending time with her family. She also likes reading, cooking, and baking. An instructor since 2009, Miss Diana loves how curious and eager to learn her students are!
Miss Lis returned to Rock 'n' Kids in the fall of 2019 after a 15-year hiatus! She loves how curious, energetic, and lovable toddlers and preschoolers are, and how eager they are to learn. In her free time, Lis enjoys travelling, spending time with her family, and volunteering with several community organizations.
Miss Janelle loves to listen to music and dance, especially while making dinner with her family! Becoming a Rock ‘n’ Kids instructor in the summer of 2019 was a natural fit for her. She enjoys that every new experience for little ones is an adventure. Janelle is looking forward to singing, dancing and playing with all the littles in her classes!
Miss Erin loves being around kids of all ages! With five children of her own, she can be found reading, singing, and playing ukulele with them when she's not teaching for Rock 'n' Kids! She loves her students' enthusiasm and unfiltered questions!
Her singing, dancing and acting background is what got Miss Denise involved with Rock 'n' Kids! She loves how playful and energetic young children are and is inspired by watching their skills develop. When she's not teaching, Miss Denise cares for her two children and two dogs.
Four boys at home keep Miss Jane very active at baseball, basketball, and football games! She loves teaching for Rock 'n' Kids because of the students' enthusiasm, energy, and amazing personalities!
Miss Julie loves the creativity that her students bring to class, enjoying their smiles and allowing her to leave class full of joy! Miss Julie stays busy with her two children, her dog, and her Gecko, and enjoys playing the violin and piano, in addition to running and cooking!