Singer Luke Harrison has a special gift – a beautiful melodic voice. But what’s even more impressive is how the Queensland teenager uses his precious gift. Luke, 15, from Brisbane, spends his spare time visiting hospital and aged care centres where he brightens up everyone’s day by singing to them. One of the recent patients who benefited from this and whose spirits were lifted was my mother, Dr Jacqueline Kerr.
Through my mother, I listened to Luke’s songs on YouTube and later asked him to write about what he thought were the therapeutic benefits of music. This is what he had to say. Like his voice, it is from the heart.
For me, music is a way of expressing my feelings and thoughts. It is a way that I can connect with people on an emotional level. I have been surrounded by music ever since I can remember. I am grateful that it has always been a part of my life. Music is inspiring and makes me feel good.
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