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By May 31st, 2022No Comments3 min read


The Power Of Drumming In Schools



‘With so many schools today facing budget cuts, many times the arts are the first to go. But there is a growing movement of schools that realize the impact and value this area has on our youth’s potential and possibility. Music is joy, expression, and creativity, and contains so many skills and lessons that can enrich our lives in every way.’  

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“Chris made an immediate connection with the students. Important elements of ensemble playing were effectively explained and demonstrated, and students felt comfortable volunteering to perform. A fun learning experience for all involved!”

Bill Mighton, Malvern Collegiate, Toronto


“It is with great pleasure that I write about Chris’ workshop presented in our school. The students thoroughly enjoyed the friendly, interactive, and enthusiastic nature of this event. It is without hesitation that I recommend Chris Lesso for your school!”

Louis Lefaive, Elmvale District High School


“Chris Lesso provided a refreshing and down-to-earth workshop for our high school music students. He related to all musicians in the classes, especially about listening skills. Chris was quite flexible in adapting his sessions to connect with my music curriculum expectations. The workshops were both fun and enlightening.”

Jay Rothenburg, Barrie North Collegiate


“The workshops you did for us have really helped our kids! You demonstrated the drumset and the relationship of the rhythm section instruments very well. I now have kids that are interested in learning more percussion, and that want to get together to form a rhythm section and start bands. I was very impressed by the way you got kids involved in the workshop. Thanks for an energized event!”

Chris Ness, Innisdale Secondary School, Barrie


“Chris gave a great presentation to my students. It gave valuable information to my rhythm section players, but also gave everyone insight into how to listen to music of different styles. They had the answers and examples for all the curious questions that were asked. It was a great session.”

Daniel Johnston, Bear Creek Secondary School, Barrie


“As a mother and an educator, I am so pleased that my son has been taking lessons from Chris Lesso. He has a way of balancing the sometimes tedious but essential technique training with ‘the fun stuff’. My son (16 years old) comes out of his lesson excited, usually making such comments as ‘I had the best lesson today!’ Thanks so much Chris, for being a great teacher and also a positive role model for my son!”

Cathy Brouse (Innisdale Secondary School, and also mother of student)


Bring the power of drumming and self empowerment to your school!