In-School Presentations

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
Liz Lokre – “Rise Up”
Rise Up with Liz Lokre

It’s more than a song, it’s a movement. The #RISEUPMOVEMENT is all about telling the stories of people who are positively impacting the world and encouraging people of all ages and walks of life to Rise Up in their communities. We turn on the news and are constantly bombarded with negativity. It’s easy to feel powerless, but the #RISEUPMOVEMENT is spreading the message that we can do amazing things when we work together.

In the Rise Up! Workshop, singer-songwriter LIZ LOKRE brings this movement to your school.
In this age of social media, youth are faced with “information overload” every day. Often, our culture makes it difficult for youth to maintain healthy self-esteem and a positive outlook on the world. By using music and her voice to shed light on these issues, Liz encourages students to take a positive stand in their community, their schools, and as global citizens. Students will be empowered to become change-makers by identifying their unique skillset and discovering ways to overcome their challenges. Ultimately, students are encouraged to exercise these qualities to affect positive change in their local community.

THE RISE UP! WORKSHOP INCLUDES:
• Teacher Resource Guide with valuable pre-and post-show activities and discussion questions, all linked to the Ontario curriculum
• Musical performance and motivational presentation at your school by artist LIZ LOKRE
• Help to choose a cause for your school or class to support, to help them RISE UP! in their own community

CURRICULAR CONNECTIONS:
• Enhance your character education assemblies on subjects such as: Respect, Responsibility, Empathy, Fairness, Co-operation, Integrity, Perseverance, Optimism, Charity, Courage, Love, Justice, Inclusivity, Self-Esteem, Global Citizenship, and Leadership
• Explore personal emotional responses to music
• Discuss how the rhythm and melody in Liz’s music emphasises its empowering message
• How current social, political, and economic factors can contribute to the creation of and our personal reactions to music
• Canada’s participation in current social issues; issues of conflict and change


Duration: 45 minutes
Recommended Audience: Grades 6, 7, and 8
Max Audience Size: 300 students
Space Requirements: Auditorium or Gymnasium, projector and screen (artist will provide own laptop), microphone and amp
Cost: $750, limited funding available, inquire for details



SECONDARY SCHOOLS
Peter Katz – “Why I Seek Discomfort”
Join singer-songwriter PETER KATZ on his journey from nervous first-timer at an open mic to playing to thousands of people all over the world in this presentation that’s part concert, part talk. Along the way, learn how Peter discovered the direct correlation between the moments of greatest discomfort and fear in his life and his moments of greatest discovery and growth.

What’s on the other side of that cloud called fear? What happens when you do something you thought you were too afraid to do? As it turns out, our biggest challenges are our biggest opportunities. Through his songs and stories, Peter gives his audience permission to bravely take on their own challenges and, in doing so, discover the important lessons and hidden joys that they contain. A gifted storyteller, Peter infuses his presentations with songs which inspire audiences to create their own path, overcome obstacles, and find success in whatever they desire.

Please note: Upon request, Peter is able to incorporate themes such as mental health, the creative process, career selection, bullying, and more. Inquire for details.

JUNO-award and Canadian Screen award-nominated PETER KATZ has been touring the world for the past 10 years in support of his music, has five albums under his belt, and has shared the stage and studio with legendary musicians such as Academy Award winner/Grammy nominee Glen Hansard and Garth Hudson (from The Band) as well as some of the greatest speakers in the industry. CBC Radio host Tom Power called his latest release We Are the Reckoning “one of the most heartfelt, beautiful, and vulnerable records of the year…an astonishing record” and his songs have been used in movies and TV such as Reign, Felicity, Hello Goodbye, and CBC’s Olympics coverage in 2016. Peter is also a four-time TEDx fellow and has given countless workshops and keynotes across the country.
CURRICULAR CONNECTIONS:
• Encourage goal-setting and career planning with your students
• Explore personal emotional responses to music
• Discuss how the rhythm and melody in Peter’s music emphasises its motivational message
• Explore different career opportunities and the many different paths to attain them

Duration: 60 minutes
Recommended Audience: Grades 9-12
Max Audience Size: Dependent upon venue
Space Requirements: Auditorium or Gymnasium, projector and screen (artist will provide own laptop), microphone and amp (full technical requirements can be forwarded to you upon request)
Cost: $1,000, limited funding and multi-school discounts available, call for details