'Jesse's talent, skills, commitment and tenacity are amazing. He is absolutely awesome with kids of all ages and has created a great culture at Lila School of Bands. He puts in more effort than we could have anticipated. He really is an outstanding instructor and leader. If you are in Auckland and you have a child or teen that is thinking of joining a band, Jesse's school should be your first stop.'
-Rachel Owens (mother of Jack (TV RACKET) and Owen (Fretless in Casa).
'Highly, highly recommend this Band School and its teachers! Our 15 year old son (who is an advanced electric guitarist) has been in the Band programme for nearly a year now, playing in 2 bands, and also having private lessons from Jesse Sheehan. From Day 1 he has been both motivated and inspired by Jesse, who is a multi-talented musician with an encouraging and engaging teaching/mentoring style. The Band sessions are enjoyable and stimulating, and provide great coaching in songwriting, ensemble playing and competition preparation. The School also provides many opportunities to record and perform. So glad we found this!' - Wendy Beasley, Mother of Liam Beasley (TV RACKET)
'Jesse is a wonderful person and teacher. He's been teaching my son in both individual and band lessons for a couple of years now. I appreciate how supportive he is of young musicians. Jesse is a very talented musician and dedicated teacher and he inspires young people to learn, to play their best, and to enjoy making music together.' - Deidre Le Fevre, mother of Eli (Violet Skies)
'Jesse is simply great when working with children and a great musician. My seven year old son has starting playing drums in a band and with Jesse’s encouragement and guidance, his confidence has grown exponentially.'
Violet - Mother of Jules (Deadly Rhythm)
LILA is a community of young musicians finding their voice, expressing themselves, and changing the world through music.