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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 31 2013: Also one of the advantages of music is helping children to learn.

    Music can also teach young children to be disciplined. If they have discovered that music is part of their being, they will impose strict compliance to instructions that will enhance their talent. Like for instance, they will be able to know the importance of following their mentors. In this way, they will most likely apply this training to be obedient to their elders too.
    • Jun 1 2013: Hi Ahmed,
      Sure, music tells a story, it sends a message, it aids, it helps, it teaches, it encourages.
      Yes, music teaches discipline, especially learning an instrument (as ling as the method of instruction is inspiring!!)
      Although following mentors and discipline are important to kids, following their hearts and freedom of expression may arguably be more important... What do you think?
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        • Jun 2 2013: Don, you are a devoted grandpa indeed!
          I love how you say, you let the kids teach you. This is idea is based on that very thing - allowing the kids to take the reigns and, with minimal guidance, create music about how they feel, which we undoubtedly can learn from!!

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