Dru Chen • TEDxYouth@NgeeAnnPolytechnic
Music and Vulnerability
Dru Chen was a little Chinese-looking boy who grew up in a foreign land, Australia. He developed an early musical prowess and independent streak as a psychological defence mechanism for not fitting in. Growing up, he was fiercely determined to make his impact as a music producer, writer, and performer. However, Dru reached a multitude of roadblocks and blows to his self-confidence, ultimately resorting to a breakdown and realisation that he had to open up emotionally and connect with people if he was to create meaningful work. Eventually he found happiness and salvation in education and in guiding future generations. This talk aims to share his experiences of life as a creative educator who hopes to bring compassion and depth to our sonic landscape in Singapore.