Geremia Lorenzo Lodi

Music & Sound
Specialities: Body percussion, Improvisation, Percussion

Contact Info

Resides in
English Montreal

Social Media

Experience working with

  • Early childhood
  • Cycle 1 Elementary
  • Cycle 2 Elementary
  • Cycle 3 Elementary
  • Secondary 1 & 2
  • Secondary 3 & 4
  • Secondary 5
  • Senior Citizens

Lifelong Learners

  • Adult Learners

I regularly explore the following Broad Areas of Learning/Themes in my work

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Environmental Awareness and Consumer Rights and Responsibilities
  • Citizenship and Community Life (Identity & Belonging)

I've received CHSSN Mental Health Initiative training for:

  • Youth
  • Older adults

Listed in the Quebec Culture in the Schools Repertoire

  • Yes

I have experience working with

  • University of Bergamo Civid Education Program, Youth Fusion

I can facilitate virtual creative experiences

  • Yes


  • I am available for travel within the same day
  • I am available for travel overnight
  • An extended residency is an option
If I were born in 1113, I would describe myself as an alchemist of music, but since I was born in the 20th century, I usually go by musician.
I have 16 years of experience teaching day-care and primary school children, youth and adults. I have completed a Master in Music Education at McGill University where I investigate the role of body in music creation and learning. I have organized for three school years music classes for children grade 1 to secondary 4 in a remote community in Nunavik.

Creative Approach and Experiences Offered

The workshop (also adapted for online platforms) supports a sensitive and dynamic relationship with one’s own body. As participants invent, interpret and appreciate musical rhythms created by their own bodies, they bolster their LISTENING SKILLS and their CREATIVITY.

Body Rhythms - Sequences involving coordination of upper and lower limbs introduced through a fun game of expression. - e.g. repeating the same sequence based on the following words: MINIMAL, FLAMBOYANT, ROBOTIC

Silent Rhythm - Each student performs a repetitive silent movement. Another student gives voice to what he/she “hears” by paying close attention to the quality of the movements.

Words&Rhythms - By repeating the words of a text in a loop, students discover their underpinning rhythm. The facilitator guides students to transform such rhythms in melodies and body percussion sequences.

Rhythms from Steps - Creation of a body percussion pattern by drawing an imaginative geometrical figure on the floor with the steps.

One-Day Event Description

"Tracce" – a participatory concert

"Traces (“Traces”) narrates through music and storytelling my encounter with Canada, the memory of my origins, and the traditional stories that have come to my aid over the years to support my humanity, integrity, and honesty.

My original tunes for flute and loop pedal are imaginative and evocative. The show is intimate and personal and relies on the ability of stories to evoke the humanity of the listeners, inviting courage, generosity, and purity of heart.

The young audience is gradually engaged in the show until becoming an integral part of it, by listening to the stories and the music, narrating in turn the imaginative landscapes and scenarios that the music produced in their imagination, by offering the artist inputs for an improvised song (locations, colors, feelings), and finally through active singing and body percussion in a participatory song."

31-60 students per group: For groups grade 4 and above, up to 60. For grade 3 and younger, up to 30.

Multimedia Links (copy paste web address into your browser to view):
Excerpt of participatory concert for adults


Geremia Lorenzo Lodi
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