TEDxKC

  In August 2016, we traveled to Kansas City, MO to perform at the Ted Talk Convention for an audience of over 3000 people!  This Ted Talk is the largest in the United States. We were treated like VIPs the whole time with our private dressing room, free admission to Science City, a picnic on Read more about TEDxKC[…]

Leopard Hannah Ford Welton joined Prince’s band!

We are very proud of our Leopard, Hannah Ford Welton, who was the drummer and vocalist for Prince and 3rdEyeGirl.  Hannah is a great inspiration to our young Leopards showing them with hard work and determination, anything is possible.  Hannah visits us when she’s in town to keep us updated on her adventures and play for Read more about Leopard Hannah Ford Welton joined Prince’s band![…]

Success Strategies of the Louisville Leopard Percussionists

Acclaimed jazz pianist, educator, and community activist Harry Pickens wrote a paper in 2006 in which he outlined the unique aspects of Diane Downs’s teaching methods and style that serve to create the amazing results we see from the Leopards. Below is an edited summary. Mr. Pickens has noted seven principles inherent in Diane’s work Read more about Success Strategies of the Louisville Leopard Percussionists[…]