Music is often an extension of who youths are and how they view themselves in the world. Music Mirrors Me (MMM) is a therapeutic method of using existing songs to facilitate meaningful discussions. Engaging in song discussions can help youths relate to the experiences within a song. Lyric discussions can also help youths identify and express emotions in a more natural and comfortable way. The workshop will also share handy prompts youths can use in engaging in lyric discussions with their peers.
Evelyn Lee graduated from University of Melbourne and has been a registered music therapist for eight years.
She currently runs her own private practice focusing on music-based mental health and dementia care.
Besides practising music therapy, Evelyn is an avid speaker on music and mental wellness for adolescents and older adults.
Evelyn is also the past president of AMTS.
Jolene Yee has a background in psychology and holds a Masters in Music Therapy from the University of Melbourne. She constantly looks out for the under-served in our communities and has provided music therapy services locally and in Australia. With the firm belief in empowering others, Jolene designed a music therapy program with Fei Yue Community Services (Youth Division) and worked closely with street youths to discover their strengths and identity, harness their voices and express themselves through music. Jolene believes in the importance of journeying alongside others, supporting and holding space with music.
Marcus Lee 李俊緯 is one of Singapore's most promising acts, who has proven himself across a multitude of disciplines as a bilingual singer-songwriter, actor, host and model.
Note: Kindly note that this session will be recorded for record-keeping and will also be put up for viewing online after the session.