Brent was excellent! Highly recommend, and great in the virtual format. Will book again in several years- and I think it's better virtual than in person because we can see your keyboard and tools. Awesome!
Kristy Warren - Assistant Superintendent
The assembly was amazing, as usual. I truly appreciate how well you interacted with the kids. You always have a wonderful rapport with them...in school and also via Zoom. You really inspire them and I always hear compliments for days afterward. Please know how much we appreciated this event and we will see you in school next June. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Val Wiebke - Teacher
Bedford Road School
Frank Hammond Elementary School had a virtually AMAZING evening! Thank you, Brent, for your enthusiasm, engagement, flexibility and overall ability to create virtual excitement! You truly are a STAR!
Kelly Boersma - Principal
Frank Hammond ES
Thank you so much for your help in organizing and helping us plan today's music technology assembly. Brent was fantastic, and I have received wonderful feedback (not only from my kids) but from many other parents about how engaging his presentation was. Please relay our gratitude to Brent for being able to adjust his assembly to work on the Zoom platform so that we could bring an energizing and inspiring presentation to the students of Essex Fells School.
Laura Zupa D'Avella - President
Essex Falls Foundation for Educational Excellence
Essex Falls, NJ
Brent was amazing! He delivered a great, interactive show that inspired our kids.
Jonathan Beckmann - Assistant Head of School
Los Encinos School
This was our first virtual assembly and it was one of the best assemblies that we have had. We really enjoyed him. Everyone loved him! Brent is a music and technology expert and his talent and passion for what he does shines through. I received so much positive feedback throughout the show from kids and parents. We have had him at our school before and we will definitely invite him for a third time. Virtually or live, just amazing! Thank you Brent!
Janja Bussanich - VP Cultural Arts
East Brook ES
Park Ridge, NJ
In this COVID-19 pandemic, having Brent with us virtually was phenomenal. Brent was able to give us a closer look at all of the tools that he uses to create and produce music and soundtracks. This is our fifth year using Brent as the keynote speaker for our career fair for 7th grade students and he did not disappoint!
Kris Weiss - Assistant Principal
Kaneland Harter MS
Sugar Grove, IL
Due to COVID-19, this was a virtual assembly and WE LOVED IT!!!! Brent is amazing and is so interactive with the children.
Giuseppe Gencarelli - Principal
Hope Valley ES
Hope Valley, RI
Thank you, Brent, for a fantastic virtual assembly! The show was well-designed, the pacing was great, and the interactivity was amazing. The kids really enjoyed learning the intricacies of creating music and LOVED collaborating on their own original songs! Wonderful job!
Steve Figurelli - Principal
Lake Hiawatha ES
Our first ever LIVE Virtual Music Technology assembly with Brent Daniels was absolutely amazing. Brent was engaging, entertaining, and extraordinary!!! Our Virtual Assembly with Brent was incredible. The kids were engaged throughout the entire duration of the assembly. Thank you.
Diviya Patel - PTA
Lake Hiawatha ES
Thank you so much for the Virtual Assembly. The kids really enjoyed it. AND you called on my son in the second assembly. We will have laughs for days on this. I received five emails from teachers already. Thank you for the help coordinating, Whitney! Brent was great!
Lisa Azar - Assembly Coordinator
San Mateo, CA
We really enjoyed the virtual assembly. Brent was amazing and great with the kids. Great job!
Ana Gutierrez - Principal
The students LOVED your virtual assembly and would like to have you return. Some said it was the best assembly they have ever attended. The middle schoolers requested to have their own time with you. We are interested in setting up Music For Movie Trailers workshops!
Colleen Hutchinson - Principal
Virtual Academy of FSUSD
Thank you for two great virtual assemblies. There was energy and engagement and that is so important, especially right now. We had so much fun. I heard from my son's teacher that evening and she said she loved the assembly. She was especially impressed since it was all done virtually. And our PTO president sent a note out with various thank yous from recent events; she included the following quotes she heard from teachers:
- Give the PTO some love for this assembly! This is awesome!! - Jody M.
- This was the perfect assembly for our half day today. It is pure joy in my classroom right now. Thank you! - Heidi F.
So, thank you again!
Jillian Wiederer - PTO
Thank you so much for the Virtual Family Night presentation! You're a natural with the kids! We can't wait to bring you back to bless the kids in a school-wide virtual assembly!
Dr. Sandra Valles-Metzger - Principal
Lake Elsinore, CA
That was absolutely phenomenal! Everyone is sending me compliments on booking your event and I'm basking in the glow of your job well done!
Nancy Balter - PTA
La Ballona ES
Culver City, CA
My 5th grader loved it! She can't wait to attend another show. Brent was engaging and relevant and added in the most important element, FUN!
Tiffany Rogers - PTA
Great job today! I heard a lot of positive feedback as the students were filing out. We would like to take it to the next level and plan for another workshop day (or two!). Thanks again for doing a great job and INSPIRING our young musicians, me, and Mr. Stehlik!
Eric Kay - Music Coordinator
We loved the virtual music technology show. I got really good feedback on it and the kids were engaged, love the interactive session, and Brent did a fantastic job getting them up and moving at the beginning. Once again, great virtual event!
Nadine Pizarro - Programs Chair
The virtual show was fantastic! My daughter loved it! Brent, your enthusiasm is contagious! ALL the kids loved the shows. My daughter played around with Garage Band for the first time last night. And feedback from parents on Facebook was also really positive. You are super talented! Whitney, it was a pleasure working with you this past year. Thank you for being responsive with your emails as well as flexible and helpful throughout this whole process. I wish you both continued success!
Heidi Cianfrocca - PTA
Long Valley, NJ
Our students had a great time. As their principal, I appreciate the connection you made, Brent, to your own education and all you had to learn and continue to learn to be successful in your profession. Thank you for all your work to bring this experience to our students.
Michael Craver - Principal
Long Valley, NJ
Thank you for such an entertaining, interactive and educational virtual assembly this morning. My fourth graders agreed it was the best assembly in Scott Avenue's history! That is a big compliment coming from 33 ten-year-olds!
Scott Ave ES PTA
Thank you so much! The virtual show was amazing. Such a great way for kids to start their day!
Pam Bahiri - Parent
The virtual assembly was awesome, hearing lots of positive feedback from the teachers already!
Chris Perruso - Assistant Principal
Long Valley, NJ
So much fun for our students! It was wonderful to see our youngest students groovin' this morning! Brent Daniels gave our students (Kindergarten through Grade 5) a behind-the-scenes look at the sounds that are all around us (video games, movies, ads) in his Technical Music Assembly. Our students were completely engaged as Brent helped our students to see that everyday tools make this art possible--but to be able to use the tools as a career, you need your education--especially, problem-solving & critical thinking skills. Mostly it was special to see our kids be a part of the music-making & to see them enjoy the music they created together with Brent. I would highly recommend this assembly for any age!
Kyra McCool - School Counselor
Long Valley, NJ
The kids were engaged the whole time. AMAZING!!! Thank you, Brent, for offering such a fun program!! The energy you bring captivated the kids for the entire time! They were laughing, smiling, dancing, participating…everything you would ever hope for during a virtual middle school program. I can’t wait to post your info on our PTA Programs Facebook pages to let other schools know what you offer. You and your team were a pleasure and so easy to work with. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
We are still receiving so much positive feedback! I was at my younger son's school on Friday and one of the teachers asked if I was on the Roach PTA Board as well and excitedly told me all about her daughter loving it and how she won't stop talking about the program. I have received so many texts and comments from friends with the same sentiments. Even younger siblings that watched with the older ones were wishing you would present for their school too! It's just all so amazing. Thank you for bringing joy to so many kids and families! It's off the rails how excited the kids (and administration!) are!
Amber Mendoza - PTA
Thank you so much! Our 225 students loved it! Great Virtual Assembly!
Kim Richards - Principal
The show was great! Thank you for the recommendation!
Cold Spring Harbor SD
Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Brent was so easy to work with. He treated all of our students well and created a very safe environment for them to participate. The cameras he had allowed students to really see the music technology he was using. His message about the importance of learning was great! Since he has worked on so many timely movie trailers, that made him very relevant to students!
Allyson Fallman - Assistant Principal
Thank you for bringing this joyful assembly to Odyssey today! The principal, Dr. Berg, emailed me in the middle of the assembly to tell me it was "freakin' awesome." And my two kiddos were giggling and dancing the whole way through. I wanted to share what a parent emailed us after the assembly today. I think she captured the experience beautifully:
"I know the work in finding and the risk of a virtual assembly being a flop is high, but today's assembly was fantastic!! Ronan and Natalie are now spending recess playing on garage band and I'm guessing that Brent Daniels was a success in many households. Besides being a pro at zoom meeting production/camera angles, etc..., he did such an awesome job of inspiring the kids to do more creative things with technology! As much as I'd love for the kids to be back in the classroom, this was a great example of what virtual learning can be! Hopefully, someday, it will be supplemental, not the only way the kids are learning!"
Marisa Borrevik - PTA
Bravo! The kids loved your assembly and my son and his friend were singing to each other on their way to their bike ride!
Danielle Cantrell - PTA
Austin Creek ES
Santa Rosa, CA
Brent made the virtual assembly relatable to the students! He was patient and kind. He kept them interested and excited and wrapped up with a great message about the importance of school and an education. He taught our students a new way of creating music. Thank you so much, we would definitely have Brent back again!
Jenna Pal-Freeman - Vice Principal
My three kids got in the car after school and told me they LOVED your virtual show! They thought it was awesome, and were so excited to tell me all about it. Thank you for presenting to our school! ALL the kids absolutely LOVED Brent's show! It is very impressive to be able to keep kids grades K-5 all engaged for the entire presentation. Our principal said that in his 24 years of education, this was one of the best assemblies he has ever had!! It was awesome!
Trisha Otto - PTO
Anchor Pointe ES
Brent did a phenomenal job - feedback from the kids was it was cool, fun, interactive! Seeing this was our first virtual assembly and we had over 750 kids participating, it exceeded our expectations. Brent’s passion, not only for music but education came through in his presentation. He’s a pro when it comes to adapting his show to virtual and making kids feel a part of the show. It was a pleasure working with you, Whitney. Brent was phenomenal and I would highly recommend him to other schools. I look forward to working with you in the new year on some other programs for Howitt.
Deb Scanlan - PTA
Thank you so much for such a great VIRTUAL program! I’m already getting messages about students loving it and wanting to make music!
LaToya Shelton - PTA
The virtual show was FANTASTIC! I loved watching the kids dancing in their living rooms. Thanks so much!!
Krisa Reid - Teacher
Today's virtual presentations were just fantastic. Truly a bright spot in an otherwise really difficult year for our kids. Thank you! We'd love to have you back to perform for Chesterbrook in the future!
Anne Rucker - PTA