ACMF teacher David in WA has worked with individuals at Juvenile Justice centres in the past, and was thrilled to hear that one of his guitar students 6 years ago from a Juvenile Justice centre has chosen to follow a musical path…
‘One of the guards told me recently she had caught up with one of the girls I taught guitar to 6 years ago. She had followed music and was now playing in bands and performing. When she was in Juvenile Justice she was from a very dysfunctional background and was addicted to heroin at the age of 14. It was very heartening to hear that those lessons may have given her a tool to help her over-come such unimaginable challenges.’
Music benefits people in many different ways – some won’t strive to be a musician but will reap the benefits for years to come, and some will continue to play music for the rest of their lives. Whichever path you choose, music is always a great tool and outlet for any struggles you may encounter.
What a great story!