Dear Families,


    I hope that each of you are well and safe! It is such an honor to be working with your children at the Khalil Gibran School! I have posted numerous links in which you can find out more about me, my credentials and philosophy on Education. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. An important note: It is crucial that all students learning remotely enter class on time. Once class starts it is extremely difficult to teach directly to the students in the classroom and those at home. This means I will not be able to answer all messages during the class or let all students in to class once it has started. Together we will make these trying times work!


    We are looking forward to our Virtual Christmas Sing A Long.  Please vist your child's TEAMS Meetings schedule for more informatiin and link to the Music. Happy Thanksgiving!!




    Best Regards,


    Maestro Lento



Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Lento

Maestro Lento is a Conservatory trained Musician and professional Bandleader who began teaching in 1984. Maestro Lento holds Degrees in Education and a Master of Science in School Leadership. Over the years Maestro Lento has garnered numerous Awards:

1999 NYC Bronx County High Schools Teacher of the Year

2014 Proclaimed a National Teacher of Arts and Humanities by President Barack H. Obama

2014 Proclaimed a 'Maestro' by United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

2015 Proclamation for Excellence in Teaching by Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano

2016 Letter of Recognition for excellence in Education by United States Senator Charles Schumer

2016 Letter of Recognition by President George Herbert Walker Bush for his work with the students in the Yonkers Public Schools

2016 Letter of Recognition by President George Walker Bush for excellence in Education.

2017 Letter of Recognition by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand citing Maestro Lento's work as a model for New York State


Maestro Lento writes for numerous Educational Magazines and regulary appears on TV and Radio

shows in NYC, the Hudson Valley and across the nation as an expert on educational issues.