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David Lane

From Humming to Mouth Drumming
In this interactive workshop, David will lead students through vocal gymnastics with fun and silly exercises, instrument imitation, and beatboxing. Participants will experiment making sounds with their mouth on their own, and share with the group within their own comfort level. After learning an array of individual sounds, the group with combine them to beatbox along with an actual song. Expect to be laughing a lot as you make sounds you’ve never made before!

You Can Beatbox!
David kicks off this high-energy workshop with a short beatboxing performance, before students begin learning to make a variety of beatbox noises of their own! Students will learn about real percussion instruments, and use their critical ear to breakdown how beats are constructed in different styles of music. The workshop culminates in the students working together to apply the beatboxing basics they learned to a song of their choosing.

Booking Details
School In-Person Workshop Fee (From Humming to Mouth Drumming): $945 + HST
Audience Size: 300
School In-Person Workshop Fee (You Can Beatbox!): $550 + HST
Audience Size: 50
School Virtual Performance Fee: $457 + HST
Audience Size: 50-500
Virtual format: fully live
Grades: K-12
Language: English, bilingual
Availability: February 24-28, 2025 (or virtually by request)
Curriculum Connections
Versatility of the human voice
Musical arrangements and interpretations
Creating and Performing
Reflecting, Responding and Analyzing
French Education
Teacher Resources
About David Lane
Formerly of the Juno-nominated quartet “Cadence”, David has been beatboxing for well over a decade, and has always enjoyed making silly sounds and exploring the limits of the human voice. He holds degrees in Music Performance and Education, and is a dynamic and engaging educator with over 7 years of performing experience and 500+ Educational workshops under his belt. He currently sings with the New York City based group “Duwende”. He has appeared on America’s Got Talent, toured with Grammy award winning-artists, opened for Jay Leno, and his two groups have garnered more than 5 million views on YouTube.