When I was younger, my English was quite limited. I could honestly say that listening to music, and singing along to songs is how I learned the language. Music has been a vital part of my life ever since I could remember; it is a method for me to express myself and release my emotions in a way that normal words could not.
My name is Francis Naluz, and I am 18 years old. My biggest influence is my former music teacher Ms. Berman. She always pushed me to succeed and to work hard to reach my goals, and she has done an excellent job. I aim to do for other people what has been done for me with music. I dream of playing a huge concert to people who feel a connection with my music, and I want to inspire others the way I was inspired to chase my dreams and put the effort in to be the best person I can be.
How do you think has music affected your life? Music is the only thing that I’m kinda good at because I'm not the best at studying. Music also made me become more confident. When I was little I used to be shy, but I express myself through music. What struggles have you had in your life? Studies are one of the things that struggles in life. I'm not the best in studying and I worried about my future all the time. But luckily I had music in my life that makes me become more confident. What are my goals? I hope I could use my music to help people. Maybe there’s some people that are mentally disabled, I hope the music that I make could make them feel better. Being a therapist to help people is one of the things that I want to do in my future career
My name is Ysabelle Santa Ana and I'm 17 years old. My biggest musical influence would probably be Tori Kelly because I just love what she stands for and how raw and genuine she is when she sings. For as long as I can remember, music has been an outlet for me to share my feelings and express my true self. My biggest goal would just be to keep singing. While I don’t exactly plan to make a career out of it, I want music to be something that will always be a significant part of my life.
Hi, my name is Julien Norrish, I am seventeen years old, and my biggest influence is my mother. She has been the most influential person in my entire life till date! Anything that happens to me, whether I feel sad, happy, or confident about something, she’s always there to boost me up. Music has always been a part of my life. In other words, you could say that music was my first and forever my best friend. Music has allowed me to express my deepest emotions that I hide from the public, to escape from all my problems and sing my heart out, and to just live in the moment. Growing up I struggled with a lot of things, in school I didn’t have promising grades, for me they were always enough to get through. I also struggled with my voice, I wasn’t all too confident while I was going through puberty as my voice had its highs and lows all across the board. However, that didn’t stop me from singing, luckily I had parents who endured several moments of my awkwardly, cracking voice. As for my goals, I’ve always dreamt of becoming a performer/entertainer. When I was younger, I’d always ask my family if I could do a mini performance after dinner, whether it be singing, dancing, lip-syncing, or even both. Performing gave me the opportunity to express myself, as it is one of the many things that I continue to love to this day.
My name is Darren Zhang. I am 18 years old. I think music has the function of influencing one’s sentiment and purifying one’s mind. It helps me to build up my individuality and becomes more loving and brave. I’ve learnt to play the piano for 12 years; I believe music is one of the best cure for distress. The slower, ambient tracks like Chopin stimulate a change in a person’s brain pattern, encouraging alpha waves and inducing a feeling of well-being. In my first year of high school, I started the “Glee club” with my friends. We performed the school play “Beauty and Beast”, sang Christmas songs at school on Christmas Day and donated money to the charity house. Before I came to Canada, I participated in the “Voice of China” competition and got the ticket to proceed to the provincial final. I felt very nervous about performing on the stage. Starting then, I had gradually overcome the psychological tension that I had slowly come to learn how to relieve stress from music. I succeed by conquering the negative inflection to mentally affected by stresses. Not only feel relaxed when I play music by myself, but also for people around me. When they feel tired and stressed, I play the piano and sing for them to help them relax. I feel satisfied not only music can make me feel joyful but also the music that I played can make other people feel cheerful.
Music has been a part of my life for a long time, and has affected me by giving me something that I can always kind of hold on to- if that makes sense. For the majority of my life (so far) I’ve been pretty shy, and never really the best at making friends, so I had a lot of time to feel well...terrible about myself, and I kind of channeled that into music, which helped a lot.
Music became a big part of my life since I was a kid because whenever I am having personal problems, it's been always there for me and I learned a lot from it because of the different songs that i've already listened to. Every song has its own meaning and it's so relatable for me especially that i`ve been through a lot of obstacles in my life. I auditioned from last year`s palmer idol competition but then i didn`t made it that`s why at this time I`m so glad to be part of it and i am not gonna take it for granted. My goal is to be a professional singer hopefully, to make my parents proud and to be successful in the future.
Music has always been a big part of my life, I learned how to play instruments when I was 4 and never stopped. Music helps me to make new friends as well as to communicate with other people. Thanks to that I am in RichCity Idol and I am going to represent Brazil and my school, Hugh Boyd, in this competition.
Music has been an integral part of all aspects of my life, and has slowly helped me to build up my confidence. from performing at recitals to singing in front of the school, it has also given me so many opportunities and brought new friends into my life that i wouldn't have connected with otherwise. For me, music is a universal way to connect with people, and i hope to be able to keep doing that throughout my life.
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