Louis-Daniel Joly is one of only two Canadians in the world to have obtained the certification of "International Trainer in Facilitation of Percussion Circles" from VMC (Village Music Circles) founded by Mr. Arthur Hull. He is recognized here and elsewhere as someone who masters both business management and the artistic aspect of production.
Specialized in school drum circles, he has written two books on rhythm games and bucket drumming.
Recognized by teachers and music therapist as an expert in drum circles with special needs kids, students and non neurotypical participants, he is known for his « Cooking with what’s in the fridge » approach.
He began his career as a percussionist in the late 1980s and in 1998 he became the first graduate in Quebec to obtain a baccalaureate in Latin and popular percussion from UQÀM.
Following a national career as a freelancer, he entered Cirque du Soleil in 2000 where he gave a series of 2300 shows as an artist-musician. In 2008 he obtained the title of "International Drum Circle Facilitator ", certification awarded by REMO Inc., one of the most important companies in the percussion industry and will follow the creation of his company: Productions Baratanga.
Since 2007, he has presented hundred of conferences and training sessions for corporate and educational customers.
Having produced more than a hundred team building activities, he is increasingly called upon to present team-building workshops as an expert-facilitator for Canadian companies.
Graduate with a master's degree in management of cultural industries from HEC Montréal, he is able to understand business managers and respond effectively to their needs.
Louis-Daniel is also a teacher at Cégep de Drummondville in the sound technology department for career management, entrepreneurship and marketing.