I was fortunate enough to kick start my Wednesday with a phenomenal conversation relating to The Greatest Showman Soundtrack, which seemed only appropriate as I currently have it on repeat in my car. It’s a great way to charge up during my 30 second morning commute. (Literally, I live next door to where I work. 🙂 )
With that, I truly believe Music is the window to the soul, and could potentially be highlighted in a Comedy Central roast with that being one of my “go to” phrases.
If I had a soundtrack catered to my life, it would probably consist of a blend relating to Evanescence, Linkin Park, a couple country songs, tunes in other languages (from my time working with Arabic and Spanish), Seal, Live, radio station 107.5 WGCI jams, some classical mixes, the old school Q101.1 all intertwined with a handful of musicals and club vibes.
I do find that whenever I need relief from stress, a moment to reflect, or a compliment to my work environment, I find a song or play an album. Music helps me alleviate stress, express happiness, connect to the past, or even find hope for the future. It’s through music I find support and comfort, vocal practice during a shower, or build ideas and inspirations. I can’t even begin to fathom what the world would be like without harmonies and melodies, notes and tunes on a page, or beats with rhymes. I mean, could you imagine life without Ludacris’ Llama Llama Red Pajama rap? (Youtube it some time. You won’t be disappointed!)
How many times has music been used within instruction? How does music connect with children? Our students? I just find music in general to be so powerful. There really are no limits to its impact, and for that, I’m grateful
What’s your musical soundtrack, or “go to” song?