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Singer Songwriter & Vocal Coach, Lizanne Hennessey - Voice Coach


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Integrating music into our everyday lives.

My idea is all about making music and singing as a tool to set a positive cycle in motion that will encourage respect, communication and expression, which to me, are key ingredients to a society of individuals who can truly change the world.

No, this is not a new idea - but I think it's something we forgot how to do, and I want to help us remember.

I made a video to explain how we can reap the benefits of integrating music into our everyday lives called "Growing Back into Music", which you can watch here:

I'm so curious what you all think!


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    May 8 2013: Hello,

    I thought your video was very interesting and I really like your idea.

    I am a mostly self taught filmmaker/musician. I think I've always had a love of music, but I haven't always liked the way it's been taught at least in elementary school. I think the first thing teachers should do is get their students excited about learning music they actually like and not just "Row row your boat" type songs. This isn't always possible to start with learning their favorite song, but I think it should at least be a goal they work up to.

    I'm trying to start an online art community to help alleviate stress. I know how much music and other arts have helped me, so I'd like to compile some resources. Here's the link if anyone's interested and you're welcome to join.

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