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Over the past 15 years, I have presented lectures, lecture-concerts and lecture series at: Hot Docs Curious Minds, Hugh's Room Live, Living and Learning in Retirement (York University), Later Life Learning (Innis College, University of Toronto), George Brown Seniors' Association, Barrie Third Age Learning, American Womens' Club, Avignon on Bayview, Beach United Church, Beth Emeth Synagogue, Beth Tikvah Synagogue, Briton House, Canadian Perspective, Centennial College Retiree Association, Several Ontario Probus Clubs, Temple Emanu-El, Fellowship Towers, Grandmothers for Africa, Temple Har Zion, Holy Blossom Temple, The Hunt Club, Toronto Public Library, Kitchener Public Library, Learning Unlimited (Etobicoke), LIFE Institute (Ryerson University), Later Life Learning Mississauga, Market Square, Rendezvous Club, Ro Pi Phi Rokeah, Senior Adult Services in the Annex, Temple Har Zion, Temple Sinai, Third Age Learning York Region, Toronto Symphony Volunteers' Committee, Tapestry, University of Toronto Schools and many more.
With current social distancing protocols, I am doing prerecorded video and Zoom lectures only. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about licensing one of my lectures for your event or organization. Some, but not all, of the topics listed below are available in video/Zoom form.
Fees vary depending on the lecture. For a complete list with fees please email me at email@example.com.
For a one-hour talk with live music (I play guitar and sing), I offer these topics. For groups larger than 50 or so, I require a microphone and sound system. Please email me for details.
The Leonard Cohen Story
The George Gershwin Story
The Cole Porter Story
The Elvis Presley Story
The Hoagy Carmichael Story
The Duke Ellington Story
The Richard Rodgers Story
The Motown Story
The Bob Dylan Story
The Pete Seeger Story
The Irving Berlin Story
The Birth of the Beatles
The Beatles: The Later Years
The 'Fats' Waller Story
The Nat 'King' Cole Story
Great Songs of the Folk Revival
Folk Music in 1960s Yorkville
The Simon and Garfunkel Story
The Elton John Story
The James Taylor Story
The Carole King Story
The Elvis Presley Story
The Aretha Franklin Story
Lectures with audio-visual content:
For a one-hour talk with video, pictures and recorded music, I offer these topics. For these presentations I require a large video screen or projector with a sound system sufficient for the group size.
The Life and Music of:
Other topics with video and sound:
The Toronto Sound of the 1960s
The Yorkville Sound of the 1960s
Way Down Yonder In New Orleans: The Genesis of Jazz
Crossover Dreams: Motown Records in the 1960s
Tin Pan Alley: The Art and Business of the Popular Song
Klezmer and Jazz
Custom topics may be available upon request. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.