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VIRTUAL IN-CLASS PRESENTATIONS- Indigenous Elder / Storyteller; Musical Journey Around the World; The Arts & Mental Health, and Fundamentals of Music. Supports the Ontario Curriculum. Approved by school boards. Excellent reviews!

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CONTACT:  email or call Jim at 905 819-4789 or text 416 806-6870 1000+ Clients!   Visit              
Your workshops can be delivered through Brightspace, Google Meets, Zoom or platform of your choice.
Meaningful interactive education programs for Pre-school to grade 8 classes. Video conferencing. elearning made fun!  Our virtual workshops support blended learning. 
ON-SITE, HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS – African Drumming, Indigenous Cultures, Music Around the World, Music for Wellness, Medieval, Music Fundamentals, Team Building, Growth Mindset, Recreation Staff Training, ECE Music Essentials, Music & Literacy, Music & Math, Music & Science, Ukulele Essentials, Music & Dance, Music for Special Populations, ORFF and more.   Jim is a frequent speaker at education forums, library events, schools and conferences on the benefits of music. Our workshops are also modified for preschool, home school, special education, and early learning centres.  A great alternative to a field trip. Jim Arnold is an Artist in Schools and an independent intinerant music teacher. Jim is a member of the Ontario Music Educators Association and the Music Therapy Association of Ontario.
Our music workshops and drum circles are affordable and there is no deposit required when booking. We make learning a fun and memorable experience.  Our presenter has a current police record check and is insured with $2 million liability insurance as required by some school boards.
Community Groups are now enjoying our virtual interactive presentations and drum circles. Guides, Brownies, Sparks, Scouts, Cubs, Beavers, Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCA groups and adult and seniors groups. 



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INDIGENOUS CULTURE AND HISTORY – Virtual Workshops, Recorded Land Acknowledgements by an Elder, Videos, Lesson Plans, Q&A Online with an Elder, and more.    All Cross Curricular
GROWTH MINDSET THROUGH MUSIC – A Hands-on Music Assembly to support positive character training and growth mindset learning habits.  Your students will play African drums in this memorable and engaging hands-on assembly. 1 to 12 Character Development
AFRICAN DRUMMING:  Hands-on drumming for 25 to 100 students focusing on Black Heroes and Growth Mindset.    All Cross-curricular
MUSIC AROUND THE WORLD (see video above) Students will learn and play rhythms in a world drum circle as they experience the music of Africa, South Asia, China, the Middle East, Russia, Europe, and the Caribbean Islands. The workshop concludes with a First Nations activity. This multicultural hands-on workshop supports and enriches the Ontario music curriculum. Your gym will be filled with instruments from around the world. Students will demonstrate the harp, lute, sitar, bazouki, steel pan, zither and percussion instruments from diverse cultures.    All Music
FIRST NATIONS DRUMMING AND DANCING (see video above) Each student will be given a drum and will participate in drumming, dance and drama activities throughout this workshop.  The lessons help satisfy A1 and C1 of the Ontario arts curriculum.    The history component is modified for each grade and covers the interaction with settlers, land treaties, reserves, pow wows, fur trading, New France, Metis, Upper Canada, Aboriginal elders, clans, tribes, and nations. Presented by Pam Levi.  See Pam’s youtube video….   “Pam Levi on the Candy Show”  Experience  FNMI History through the Arts.    All Social Studies/History Music, Dance, Drama
EARLY SOCIETIES (Ancient & Medieval) THROUGH MUSIC, DANCE AND DRAMA –  Grade 4 students will be engaged in hands-on music, dance and drama activities from beginning to end as they learn about Ancient China, Egypt, Greece and Rome, then they go on to learn about Medieval Times through hands-on activities.     4 Social Studies, Music, Dance and Drama
 LITERACY, NUMERACY AND MUSIC – Students will drum and engage in a variety of music, dance, drama and visual arts activities as they learn relevant math lessons. Modified for Kindergarten to grade 8.   K to 8 Math, Science, Arts
PRESCHOOL and KINDERGARTEN MUSIC:  A fun, curriculum focused interactive workshop. Students will play drums, strum a harp, improvise melodies on instruments, express through the arts, dance, sing, and use drama skills as they learn about music.  The facilitator will play a variety of string instruments as they lead the engaging workshops.  Book one workshop for your class or a series of 20 workshops. We are aligned with Montessori and ORFF methods of teaching music.  JK/SK Music and Dance
THEMES:   Assembly or workshop format.  Anti-Bullying, Social Justice, School Spirit, Back to School, Black History, African culture, South Asian culture, Canada and Canadian History, Aboriginal, Dance, Drama, Character Traits, Science, Primary, Junior, Intermediate, Grade 2 World Traditions and Celebrations, Senior, JK, SK, Social Studies. Music Across the Curriculum – links to science, math, history, language and more.  Our programs have been compared to Prologue to the Performing Arts and Mariposa in the Schools. Numeracy through the Arts. Literacy through the Arts. Cultural Diversity through the Arts. World Cultures through the Arts. Wellness Workshp for Teachers.  Wellness Kit for Teachers.     All Cross-curricular arts
LIVE MUSIC: Jim Arnold can provide a live music performance or themed show for your event from soloists to a six-piece band. All styles and genres of music are available. We can provide services at a dance, party, celebration, conference, college, private event, university, festival, ribfest, concert, gala, carnival, sing-along, conservation area, community centre, church, temple, long term care, nursing home, seniors residence, retirement residence, legion hall or fundraiser. Contact Jim today and ask for fees and entertainment options.  Cell 416 806-6870   Ask about the upcoming music event for those struggling due to the Covid 19 event. Entertainment
MORE WORKSHOPS –  Hand Drums; Musical Spoons & Small Percussion; Harmonica; Guitar; Ukulele; Jamboree for Non-musicians; Parent Council Events; School Open House Events, School Council Events, Choir Workshops, Bell Choir Workshops. Music in Recreation Therapy, Ear Training, Music Essentials for ECEs, Music Essentials for CYWs, Music Essentials for Camp Leaders, Preschool and Daycare Staff Music Workshops, Fundraising Events, Fun Fair, Special Education workshops, Music Interventions for PSWs and Care Givers, Music in Dementia Care, and more.. All ages Education and Entertainment

Holiday Music  Private event and party entertainment.  Ask us for options!

MUSIC IN SPECIAL EDUCATION – We are pleased to provide references and testimonials. If you work with students with special needs, you will learn music skills, music FUNdamentals, educational music activities and behavior management strategies. The Magic of Music for non-musicians.
EAR TRAINING FOR SINGERS AND MUSICIANS – A fun and educational workshop where participants use rhythm and melodic instruments to improve their ability to follow music. Sharpen your musical ear!
MUSIC ESSENTIALS FOR ECEs – Learn musical skills, games and songs to teach fundamental music concepts.  Discover how to use the piano, ukulele, xylophone, drum, hand bells, and soundscape instruments.      MUSIC ACROSS THE CURRICULUM FOR ECEs –  Learn songs and activities to teach numeracy, literacy, science, social studies, dance, drama, health.
ARTSECO Members – Contact us for details on board wide discounts. When planning a school board arts event such as ARTS ALIVE, please contact for resources.    We are proud to provide references from Principals and Teachers. We service PDSB, , HDSB, HCDSB, TDSB, TCDSB, HWDSB, HWCDSB, WRDSB, WCDSB, DSBN, NCDSB, TVDSB, LCDSB, UGDSB, YRDSB, YCDSB, DDSB, DCSB, GEDSB, BHCDSB, Wellington CDSB and beyond.
SCHOOL COUNCIL AND PARENT INVOLVEMENT  – We offer a fun, motivational and educational activity for parents and students. We bring a  hands-on world drum circle activity to your school open house and parent – teacher night.  Qualifies for progrant.  Ask your school council’s parent involvement representative to contact us for details. Contact Jim at 905 819-4789 or email
AFTER SCHOOL AND P.A. DAYS:  Ask about our after school program. We provide fun and educational workshops for students on PA days.

School Boards served: TDSB, TCDSB, PDSB, HDSB, HCDSB, HWDSB, HWCDSB, NCDSB, DSBN, WRDSB, WCDSB, BHNCDSB, Wellington DSB, YRDSB, YCDSB, DDSB, TVDSB, LCDSB and beyond.  Ask us about our Music Program for Home Schooling in Peel, Halton, York, Toronto, Hamilton, Waterloo and beyond.  Private schools: OISE, Parent and Child Centres, Section classes, Montessori Schools, Daycare Centres, Private Colleges. Add us to your school resource directory.

Cities and Regions served:  Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon, Orangeville, Guelph, Fergus, Caledon, Bolton,Oakville, Burlington, Georgetown, Waterloo, Kitchener, Cambridge, Hamilton, Milton, Niagara Falls, Welland, St. Catherines, Woodstock, Paris, Dundas, Brantford, Oshawa, Barrie, Newmarket, Aurora, Markham, Brantford, Bradford, Curtis, Thornhill, Ajax, Whitby, Pickering, Stratford, Tillsonburg, Grand Erie, GTA and far beyond.


Jim Arnold is an author, musician, music educator, and owner of Folklore Music and Arts. Jim has been presenting hands-on music-based workshops in the Greater Toronto area for over ten years.  He is an award winning musician and member of the Ontario Music Education Association ( OMEA ), and the Early Childhood Music Association of Ontario ( ECMAO ).   The First Nations Drumming presentation is facilitated by a talented First Nations performer.  Jim supports the MINDSET approach to learning developed by Dr. Carol Dweck . If we can not provide the arts education or entertainment you are looking for, we will suggest other providers of high-quality providers such as Prologue Performing Arts, Mariposa in the Schools, the Arts Council of Ontario, OISE, Arts Council of Canada, and other Performers, Performers and independent artists. Find us on Facebook, 


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Our popular virtual music workshops and presentations are modified for all ages and abilities and presented on Brightspace, Google Meets, Zoom, or platform of your choice. 

BLACK HISTORY MONTH - African Drum Circle, African Musical Journey, and African Drum rentals.

Our workshops are enjoyed at schools, camps, events, festivals, conferences, and summer schools.

We also offer Professional Development music workshops for non-musicians who work as councillors, therapists, special education teachers, PSWs, ECEs, and recreation staff,

Our Professional Development workshops have been presented at conferences across Canada and we can issue Education Certificates with CEUs.  As for a quotation. Private training is also available.

The instruments we bring to our multicultural workshops include the sitar, guzheng, steel pan, guitar, ukulele, lute, hurdy gurdy, violin, harmonium, accordion, tabla and many other world and aboriginal instruments.

A low cost alternative to visiting a museum or concet. Ideal for your virtual classroom.

For youth groups, boys clubs, girls clubs, special needs, sports camps, arts camps, young adults, community groups, community centres, church groups, daycamps, summer camps, and events.