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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 29 2013: I have seen music give hope to people where there is none. I believe that it is a truly international language that unites humanity across the globe, regardless of class, culture or sex. It would seem that the commercialization of music, especially in the western world has done much to devalue it and twist it for the purposes of those who wish to simply seek profit. Music, however, is far to strong and adaptive to succumb, it has long been not only a unifying force over vast distances across the Earth but through time as well, connecting us with the both past and future simultaneously. As someone who grew up in a non-religious household, I read Nietzsche's quote to mean that music can elevate us beyond where and when we live and help one reach a higher sense of being, one we cannot fully understand. Though he framed this path to enlightenment it in a religious context, that is largely (well, arguably I suppose) a product of the age in which he lived and we should not let it blind us to the wisdom and insight in his words.

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