Insight with Mark Farrell An engaging forum to examine and discuss a vast array of everyday obstacles and challenges facing adults and children today.

February 20, 2018  

Jon Leidersdorf, drummer, song writer, producer, engineer and entrepreneur shares with Mark how he conceived and developed Lakehouse Music Academy, a state of-the-art facility where students (ages 2-70) are taught relevant, real life music education by passionate seasoned professionals in the epicenter of music – Asbury Park, N.J.  “The Big Gig” is the pinnacle for students (and parents) each semester where they proudly showcase the tunes they’ve mastered on stage at legendary venues including The Stone Pony.  The recording studios attract A-list bands and artists including Jon Bon Jovi, Lorde, Quincy Mumford and numerous others due to Jon’s commitment to unparallel studio and control room design where nothing is spared.  Asbury Park’s inner city youth benefit from programs including Hip-hop, engineering and music production – another component that make Lakehouse unique.  Mark also presses the humble and very accomplished musician/owner of Lakehouse about his start in music on the Jersey Shore to national and international tours and the night when Bruce Springsteen approached Jon to ask if he could jam with them.        


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"Mark invigorated our conference! His genuine enthusiasm and professionalism, combined with an amazing topic, made for a marvelous presentation."

 Catharine Leahy - Speakers Chair Princeton University

 “Mark Farrell is an amazing speaker, who talks with honesty and humor.  He uses his life experiences to help people overcome their own adversities and walk them through their journey, to show them that there is light at the end of the tunnel.  Mark touches everyone who is lucky to hear him speak.”

 Ellen Houlihan

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

President of Central NJ Chapter


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