A little girl, hugging Donna Stoering as tightly as she could after the workshop, said:
"I love you.....this was the bestest day of my whole life. I loved to learn that I could sing my own words and make a song - it made me happy. Can you come back?"
Music That Speaks Volumes!
"This program was a game-changer for our entire student body - thank you so much!"
G.S., principal of a large K-8 school in an "at-risk" community
"I don't know whose lives will change the most from having shared in your workshop - the students, the teachers or the visiting parents!"
T.L., principal of an elementary school
"Thank you for the unexpectedly powerful experience that you provided for these children, which they will no doubt carry with them for life"
P.E., principal of a bilingual elementary school
"That was utterly amazing....can I help you with future MMC workshops? I could offer some music and organizing skills and I believe so very strongly in the message you are delivering, which every young person on the planet needs to hear - the earlier the better"
D.R., curriculum director at a K-8 school
MusicMessage Campaign - A Profound Sound
The MusicMessage Campaign is a unique interactive experience designed for schools and after-school programs in any community worldwide.
Music-masters of several cultures give live performances and lead interactive workshops that raise awareness - amongst students, teachers, and parents - about the power of music and lyrics to affect (both positively and negatively) their mood, thoughts, academic success & behavior, while learning about the consequences of their music-listening choices in their home life, relationships, and community.
Students all learn to create their own music-messages for peace, combining them into positive school songs that end the multi-hour workshops with a “battle of the bands”.
LFL - a sound investment
None of our projects can take place or impact/unite the diverse global community through music, without the participation and support of individual and corporate donors, sponsors, marketing/advertising partners, grants, development partners, and affiliates. On the final page of this LFL site, we list several current projects and programs that we have the opportunity to fulfill when – and only when – we gather the necessary resources. We invite all music listeners to join us in “changing the channel” - to empower the music and musicians of the future to be an even greater source of unity, peace, nourishment, inspiration and cross-cultural communication.
The MusicMessage Campaign assemblies and workshops were originally started by a question as well: what could Listen For Life do, to help young music-listeners:
• become more aware that their minds, moods, health and behaviors are being directly affected by the songs and lyrics surrounding them 24/7
• learn that they could create their own positive "music messages" - alone or together, anytime they wish for an alternative - through a fun application of rhythm, words, melody and harmony, and thus
• be empowered to make positive music-listening choices for the rest of their lives - as one person said, "to provide them a direction when they didn't even realize there was a choice" ....