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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 11 2013: I heard an advertisement for this event today in Orlando on NPR and thought of you. http://blogs.orlandoweekly.com/index.php/2013/05/the-ultimate-brainy-music-event-is-this-saturday/
    • May 12 2013: What I wouldn't give to be there! Sounds truly interesting, thanks so much for sharing this, Della!

      It reminds me of a documentary I once saw, which was about the effect of music on unborn babies.
      They performed an experiment, in which one pregnant woman played the Backstreet Boys to her belly every day.
      When the baby was born, the experiment continued.
      The baby was crying in its crib.
      The mother put on peaceful, soothing Classical music, but the baby continued to cry.
      Then, she put on the Backstreet Boys, and the baby immediately became peaceful and fell asleep!
      Perhaps this event can shed some light on to why this happened!

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