Music has always been a huge part of my life. My parents tell me that I have been singing since I was in the cradle, often singing myself to sleep. Our house is full of music Ė I have grown up around music, musicians, recording studios, and concerts. There were always different artists around recording with my father and I often had someone serenading me during down time and twirling me around during concerts. They were and are my extended family and I have admired them all so much! Iíve always recognized how music speaks to my emotional center and because of this awareness, I couldnít help to question how music affects other people. When it was time to write my high school senior thesis. I was immediately intrigued with the idea of music-based therapy. Iíve always known that music is powerful, but I had no idea that music therapy can actually physically, emotionally, socially, cognitively, and spiritually affect people, especially those with a terminal illness. Since my thesis had to be accompanied by a project, I couldnít think of a better or more exciting project than to do what Iíve dreamed of since I was a little girl: record a CD with my Dad and Gene. Iím living this dream while at the same time, being a part of something greater than myself. By donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of ĎAlways Have My Heartí to Lahari, a local hospice on Orcas Island, Iím able to support music in its greatest form because, in essence, music has the power to evoke memories and feelings and to improve the quality of life of people who are terminally ill.Ē
Jenole Peacock is currently a freshman at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA.
|Jenole, Christopher and Cara on Broadway!
Jenole with Christopher recording "Your Song"
|"You Will Always Have My Heart" songwriters
Jenole, Jim, Bredouw, Anusha, and Lek Thixton
|Jenole with Producers Gene Nery and Jim Bredouw
|Jenole with her mom Jaylin, brother Kawika and sister Cara