A Moment of Music at Volume Rishon

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When I was a kid, I was an outsider. I’ll be 25 soon, and honestly, not much has changed. I’m older and wiser and I’ve got a bit more confidence now, but I’m most comfortable when I’m alone, and music is a favorite escape. I remember how, back High School, I’d spend hours jamming on my Stratocaster guitar, messing around on the piano, or headbanging to German industrial metal when nobody else was around. Music was an inlet into feelings, and a way to interpret a world I didn’t understand (and probably never will).

I’m older now, but music remains a big part of my life, and I haven’t forgotten how it helped me growing up. That’s why I volunteer at Volume, Ramat Eliyahu’s youth music studio — because I want the kids to find something special like I did, and I want to be there to help make it happen. Last night, at about 5pm, we set up a jury-rigged karaoke set, turned off the lights so the strobes would be brighter, and then pulled up a setlist on YouTube. Our speakers aren’t the best, but they’re good enough. Our out-of-tune singing was pretty embarrassing, but we didn’t care. Music became our escape, if only for a while, and even though I’m older and wiser, it’s clear the music’s still just as important. I hope the kids feel the same, too.