Real Rock Stars

Real Rock Stars

Let your students learn from the experts!  Our outstanding school assemblies feature Real Rock Stars (and Television Stars, Movie Stars, and even Amazon Prime Stars too!).  Not to mention published authors, certified teachers, world-renowned artists, and so much more!

Most ALL of our performers are working professionals in their fields and boast many awards, accolades and special appearances. Every single one of our entertainers are quality people and are always improving the in-school programs they offer to include the latest in technology and topical content. Your students will be in awe and inspired by captivating presentations and powerful messages.

Here are just a few of our programs and presenters that are Real Life Rockstars, Superstars, and much more:

Music TechnologyBrent Daniels is an award-winning composer, producer, sound designer and recording artist who uses the latest in music technology to sculpt sound and create music. As a working producer and composer, Brent Daniels' music can be heard in many current TV shows (Mad Men, Burn Notice, The Real World) and in popular hit movies (Charlie's Angels, The Lake House, The Love Guru, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation). As a performer and educator, Brent has hosted his Music Technology show at thousands of schools across the United States since 1993, consistently garnering rave reviews from well over a million students, parents and faculty.

Violin Rocks! – Violinist Geoffrey Castle puts the violin back on center stage with virtuoso showmanship and a 21st century style. Geoffrey’s professional work outside of school assemblies includes playing with Alan White (John Lennon’s drummer), Bruce Springsteen, and at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with members of Tower of Power, Yes, The Hooters, Queen, and Debbie Gibson.

Corey The DribblerCorey Rich is a former Harlem Globetrotter and 4-Time Guinness World Record Holder that’s been featured on The Late Show with David Letterman, ESPN First Take, Comcast Sportsnet, Fox News and is widely considered the World’s Greatest Dribbler! Along with performing his amazing talents at NBA Halftime Shows, Corey travels the country inspiring kids to R.E.A.D., a character education message. Corey also recently appeared in a GAP television commercial.

The Signature Project – The Signature Project, by Irish artist Patrick Dunning, is a performance of incredible artistry; a multifaceted experience that explores the human spirit through art, music and technology.  At its core is a huge 76 ft x 36 ft mural layered with hidden secrets. A live performance brings the mural to life, with Patrick Dunning ingeniously weaving stories and images in the great tradition of Irish artists. The Signature Project is also launching a new Off-Broadway production in March, featuring new material, a live band, dancers, and enhanced 360-degree projection. Longtime fans of The Signature Project DO NOT want to miss this! 

Dare To Draw!Mark Kistler is an Emmy Award winning television show creator and host, illustrator, app developer, and author who has taught in more than 7,000 schools over the last 30 years. Through his school assemblies, live appearances, television shows, internet programs (now on Amazon Prime Video!), and books, Mark has inspired millions of students to harness the power of their imaginations to make their life dreams come true. Many of Mark’s former student alumni achieved their dreams while working on professional projects like Shrek, Madagascar, Toy Story, Alvin and the Chipmunks, The Incredibles, The Simpsons, and many more.

Art of InsprationRichard Hight is a nationally recognized artist/speaker who uses the fine arts to help his audiences create strategies for change by turning good ideas into great results. Addressing thousands every year, Richard's influences his audiences to use their imagination to discover their originality and celebrate their differences. Richard’s work is housed in museums and corporate and private collections all over the country, and he and has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX television networks, and in professional and collegiate sporting events and fairs and festivals. His work is also published in books and magazines. Richard is also recognized by the National Speaker's Association for his amazing talents in presenting and inspiring audiences all over the country. He recently received the Certified Speaking Professionals Award.

Zonda Kids Dance – Being an Artist (Entertainer) was a destiny that dancer/choreographer Christopher Tyler could not avoid. His mother, who performed as a back-up singer and dancer for James Brown, introduced him to the stage at an early age. Chris discovered his love for performing as a child and his talent was undeniable. Chris has danced, taught and performed with many artists throughout the years. Chris has also diversified his talents to become an accomplished teacher, choreographer, and agent. He is also a successful musician, having more than a dozen albums of hip hop/dance instructional music. Currently, he teaches dance classes to both children and adults at Nashville School of Dance and Music in Nashville, TN. He has taught at The Pulse Dance Convention, NYCDA, SADM, Dance Masters of America and more. He continues to travel nationwide teaching workshops, master classes and providing presentations to thousands of students age two through adults.

The Sonnet Man – The Sonnet Man introduces and makes Shakespeare accessible to students through the medium of music in a genre they know and love – Hip Hop!  Devon Glover, an artist, teacher and modern-day Sonnet Man, delivers sonnets as originally written, and then breaks them down into today’s “spoken word.” Mr. Glover’s story is an inspiration in itself.  Born and raised along with two brothers by a single mom in Brooklyn, he has strived all his life to make something of himself and to give back.  He went through the New York City Public School system and is a graduate of Ithaca College.  Mr. Glover teaches and conducts workshops/performances in Harlem, Queens and Brooklyn.  He performed The Sonnet Man in Negril, Jamaica by special invitation from the Board of Education in the Soul Rebellion Hip Hop Festival and has toured nationally and internationally as The Sonnet Man. Devon Glover was also featured on The Today Show with a tremendous national response.

Laugh-A-Lot Poetry – Award winning poet and author, Darren Sardelli teaches, inspires, and sets imaginations on fire!  Darren’s story began in college, when he started writing poetry for the first time. He published his first book of poetry in 2004 and then was convinced by a local principal to visit her school. He’s been writing and inspiring students ever since!  In addition to writing more than a dozen published short stories and books, Darren also has more than 90 Idea Books filled with ideas for poetry, stories, songs, movies, TV shows, commercials, greeting cards, businesses, jingles, and much more!

Got Character?Eric Herman is a Tot Rock Hotshot! His songs are famous among children, families, and adults alike and have had millions of hits on YouTube. Eric tours the country with his hilarious children’s songs as well has his library shows and school assemblies.   Eric's song, "The Tale of the Sun and the Moon" is featured in the Warner Bros. movie, Life as We Know It. Parts of the song were sung by the lead actress, Katherine Heigl. A new version of "The Elephant Song", performed by the singing duo, Victor and Leo, will be on the new DVD/CD by Brazilian superstar Xuxa. And apparently, they were also "Crazy Over Vegetables" on The Today Show!

Read more about ALL of our presenters on their individual show pages. Many include more information about their work and credits.  All Shows are viewable here. For a list of our programs along with prices and date availability, please call 800-883-9883, email info@academicentertainment.com, or email info@academicentertainment.com