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Monday, February 9, 2015

The Power of Music

Everyone can think of a song or artist that has moved them. Music can be powerful, it can speak to us, calm us when stressed and lift us up when we’re having a tough day. We often take it for granted, having it play in the background without even realizing the impact it is having, but no one can deny that when we really listen, it can be transformative.

Little Sister Amaiyah shares the impact music has had in her life:

Music builds my confidence. Music is a part of my everyday life, it inspires me to be better.

  1. Off stage I am shy and often lack confidence. However when I am on stage singing I feel joyful and confident. The stage feels like home.
  2. I listen to music every day. Music helps me start and end my day with a smile. It helps me to focus, be more energized and positive. That is why I decided to learn how to play the piano. My music lessons have taught me how to concentrate and express myself through my music.
  3. Music has helped me to do things I didn't think I could do. I've danced in front of 440 people and I was able to do that because of the music. We danced to my favorite song and I felt energized and good about myself. I've sang at various functions such as concerts and family gatherings. This would not have been possible without the joy of music giving me a voice.
Those are just a few ways that music builds my confidence and inspires me to be a better, person. Music plays a big part in my life and it will always today tomorrow and forever.

Sincerely: Amaiyah, 12 you a music fan? Do you love to sing? If so, be sure to check out our Make a Note of Mentoring Contest for a chance at some great prizes while supporting a great cause!

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