Using Music

To make a difference

Free video series

How to be a
rock star student leader

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Speaking Programs

Sing Your Song

Keynote or School Assembly

Everyone is born an original yet so many people live like copies. In this interactive, musical and motivational program Jake will help your students realize their true value and potential and live like the originals they really are.

Rock Star Student Leadership

Keynote or Breakout Session

In this interactive musical/motivational keynote or workshop Jake will help your students become the best leaders they can be by helping them learn the 5 keys to Rock Star Student Leadership!

Creating a Culture of Respect

Bullying Prevention School Assembly

As a young student Jake was considered "learning disabled" and was a target for bullying. Since then he has been dedicated to helping students realize their value, and create a culture of respect at their schools. Bring Jake to your school to help your students create a culture of respect in an interactive and fun way!

Every Student is a Leader

Keynote or School Assembly

Whether they know it or not every student is a leader. They lead others by the choices they make every day. Every student (not just leadership students) can decide to use their influence to make a difference in the lives of those around them.

What People Say

  • I have been teaching for 34 years and that was one of the best assemblies I have ever seen!

    Joe Johnston Colchester Middle School, Colchester, VT

  • Jake Ballentine was able to get through to what can sometimes be a cynical age of students. His message was uplifting, inspiring and was a really positive influence on our student body. I highly recommend Jake to any school!

    Chip Romer Director of Credo High School in Rohnert Park, CA

  • Jake did a tremendous job in his presentation to our school. His message was exactly what our students needed to hear. His ability to tie together personal stories and life lessons kept our students focused and attentive throughout the presentation.

    Chris Walster ASB Advisor Lakewood High School, Lakewood, WA

  • We had the pleasure of having Jake Ballentine as our keynote speaker for our California¬†FBLA¬†Leadership Development Institute, North, conference. Jake did a fantastic job presenting to our 900 student leaders, and was the perfect way to kick off our conference. Jake was inspiring and engaging. He did a great job using his unique blend of music and speaking to deliver a powerful message. Jake was very easy to work with and conducted himself in a very professional manner. I would highly recommend him for any leadership event!

    Pamela Stalley CA FBLA Management Team President
    Northern Section Director


Jake Ballentine is America’s leading musical motivational speaker, a professional recording artist and a national award-winning speaker. He uses interactive live music to relay a powerful message to youth. His unique approach will affirm your students and give them the confidence to live out their potential in school and in life.

As a young student Jake was considered “learning disabled” and struggled throughout school. Through the help of great mentors and a commitment to succeed he was able to overcome his challenges and went from being a kid that could barely read to a successful college graduate, professional musician and business owner.

The content is essential and the delivery is unforgettable. Jake has a special ability to engage youth through music and his fun demeanor. Your students will walk away from this experience with a changed view of themselves and the world around them. Jake’s ability to connect with youth is a rare gift that you don’t want your audience to miss.



Phone: 626.765.7519

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