Music giving individuals a way to overcome their struggles
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!