April 23, 2013


“My sincere appreciation for such a fantastic drum event. Sold out at over 200 attendees is a huge success! Thank you very much for including Music Pro on this tour. Our customers will be talking about this clinic for months to come!”  Ted Johnstone, Music Pro, Barrie, Ontario

“Thanks for the passionate and inspiring drum event! The staff and drum students had a fantastic time. It was a great balance between being educational and an seeing awesome performance. Looking forward to the next one!”  Jesse Shapiro, Cosmo Music, Toronto, Ontario

“The entertainment of greatly skilled drummers combined with the educational aspect of the clinic, made it an enjoyable and useful show for all in attendance.”  Rene Flynn, Manager Long & McQuades, Mississauga Ontario

“This was a great drum event to present, and I am inspired to see it reach this level. Keep up the good work, I wish you much more music and success!”  Aldo Mazza, KOSA ACADEMY, Montreal

“The result of your efforts was exceptional. Our guests were delighted with the technicality, interaction, musicality and artistry of your performance. The presentation spanned a wealth of knowledge and years of experience. They interacted superbly with the audience, encouraging participation and questions. Overall it was a great experience for all involved!”  Karl Sloman, Wizdom Academy, London, Ontario

“This successful event reflects well on our business and ability to attract new students to our school. Thank you very much for the excellent show! Our students were really impressed by the Drum Event. Your professionalism, high energy, and high level of entertainment made the clinic interesting and fun! We look forward to the next one!”  Bob Spencer, Owner of Creative Math & Music

“Chris brings a fresh, fun, and interactive approach to the clinic concept. He engaged our customers with great music and drumming, and interacted with our all ages crowd with personality and endless creative ideas. Great job, the show rocks!”  Darren McClelland, Drum Department Long and McQuade, Waterloo

“Chris and his group made an immediate connection with their audience. 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 workshop was given to our drum and bass students ranging in age from 13 to 18. The students thoroughly enjoyed the friendly approach, the interactive nature of the presentation and the professionalism of the musicians presenting the workshop. It is without hesitation that I recommend Chris Lesso for your school.”  Louis Lefaive, Elmvale District High School

“Chris Lesso provided refreshing, down-to-earth drum/rhythm section workshops 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, Teacher, 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 by letting kids trying out the instruments and getting the rhythmic patterns flowing. Thanks for an energized event!”  Chris Ness, Teacher, Innisdale Secondary School, Barrie

“Chris gave a great presentation to my students. It gave valuable information to my rhythm section players, but also gave to everyone more 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, Teacher, 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 for 2 years. Chris 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)