Watch These Kids Nail Zeppelin [VIDEO]
A good teacher will inspire their students. A great teacher will push their students to achieve more than they ever thought possible. Diane Downs is one of the greats.The Louisville Leopard Percussionists are a performing ensemble that hosts over 60 kids living in and around Louisville, Kentucky. According to their website:
Award-winning elementary school teacher Diane Downs started her first percussion ensemble, The Fabulous Leopard Percussionists, in 1993 after she found some old instruments in a storage closet in the school where she taught in Louisville. After ten years as artistic director of The Fabulous Leopard Percussionists, Diane began to explore how she might make the Leopard Percussionist experience available to children throughout the Metro Louisville community. In the fall of 2003, The Louisville Leopard Percussionists launched as a freestanding community 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, committed to providing the exciting and enriching Leopard Percussionist experience to all children in the Louisville community.
Our mission is to provide a comprehensive musical experience for children that enriches lives and builds community.
This video, posted in November, 2014, features 55 students ages 7-12 playing a Led Zeppelin medley consisting of "Kashmir", "The Ocean", and "Immigrant Song". Not necessarily the easiest artist or songs to bust out...
They played so good, Zeppelin great Jimmy Page posted this video on his Facebook page with the status "Too good not to share!". Looks like they're building up a pretty darn good fan base!