"Empowering, thoughtful, original, compositions..." Grammy.com
"A mom came up to me and asked what the name of our bully band was, she said her daughter had come home last week and told her she was being bullied...because the band told her to tell."
"Leonardo and the Making Waves band really sent home a message of teamwork and anti-bullying. Teachers were rocking in their seats and kids were singing the songs long after the band left. I had so many teachers ask us to bring it back next year.
Wallenpaupack Assembly Director Hawley, PA
"The band was great and your lyrics were fantastic and so easy for the students to remember.
Your messages to the students were very effective and the music was great."
Johnson City TN. Schools
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~A very big part of Leonardo's musical mission is performing and writing for the Special Needs community. Inspired by his little brother Mario, who happens to have Down Syndrome, Leonardo performs at schools, camps and awareness walks/events throughout the country rockin' the house with themes of Diversity, Inclusion and Tolerance. These concerts are very interactive with audiences becoming part of the show by sharing their talents on stage with the band.. His CD, Makin' Waves, features a chorus of youths from the South Bend, IN DS organization.
"The BEST show and message we have had in forever!"
Taylor, MI Schools
" A Celebration of Possibilities"