Special Needs

   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 walks throughout the country raising awareness and rockin' the house!
  His CD, Makin' Waves, features singers from the South Bend, IN DS organization.  Check out the songs Beach Day, Showtime, Aeiou, and  Ready for Success.

"You have a way of captivating, and involving your audience regardless of age and/or ability... enabled aesthetic expression in those who may not otherwise been able to communicate what they thought, felt. Music speaks. You helped them ‘let their voices be heard.’
                    Betsy A. Curtis, MT-BC Music Therapist  Genesee Intermediate School District

 

     "Leonardo’s catchy melodies at the Michiana Buddy Walk had families smiling, dancing and singing. His enthusiasm is infectious and his performance was enjoyable, uplifting and fun. It was a great time!"
          Michiana Down Syndrome Group

  "Thank you so much for the great concert yesterday. What a terrific message and good music to boot! I do hope we can do a repeat next year."
         Down Syndrome Family Connection  Bloomington, IN

"My son really had a good time hearing/experiencing your band yesterday at the Buddy Walk (Gallup Park in Ann Arbor MI.) we all did! It was so great; thank you all very much. I can't imagine anything that could have entertained him more thoroughly!  Still feeling joy this morning! "
 

Performances

                
        Down Syndrome Congress National Convention
        Family Cafe Disabilities Conference  Orlando, FL.
        Miner School  Arlighton Heights, IL  NSSEO.org
        Camp Hi-Lite  Riley Hospital  Indianapolis, IN
        Euro-Peds/North Oakland Medical Center 
        Family Fun Day  Pontiac, MI.
        Mosaic Down Syndrome Conf.  Richmond, VA.
        Northville Schools, Northville, MI.
        Self School Valparaiso, IN
        Buddy Walks in IN, MI, IL....