What's your legacy?

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What’s your legacy?

What’s your legacy? How would you answer this question? What legacy have you left behind so far and what legacy have others left on you? As an ex-pupil and now staff at Hot House, a social enterprise with a CSR policy on legacy, I have found myself thinking about this a lot recently.

As a student, Hot House left a huge legacy on me. In early secondary school, I found myself to be extremely shy and reserved. Although by the end of school I didn’t become the biggest chatterbox in band, I definitely became a more outgoing and confident person because of Hot House. Building social skills and working together effectively in groups are great benefits of being a musician. I am extremely grateful for all the people I’ve met through Hot House and truly believe each one of them has left a positive legacy on me, I hold the belief that every single person you meet leaves some sort of legacy on you.

If you are interested in how music can help develop even younger students, check out this link:

7 Surprising Facts about Music and Early Literacy Development

One of the biggest turning points for my confidence was the #coast2coast tour of the USA in 2018. During these two weeks, the band really became a family. This video sums up the atmosphere of the tour – it was incredible.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrt_qb5-9Wc

Playing on stage in ‘Snug Harbor’ (https://snugjazz.com/music-room) in New Orleans was the highlight for me and this experience still seems surreal today. A shy teenager from Derby having the opportunity to play onstage in a club in the birthplace of jazz is not something that happens every day and remains one of the proudest moments of my life.

Although I was a member for 7 years, I feel that my journey with Hot House is only just beginning. As an apprentice, one of my personal development targets is to become an extremely effective communicator. I am lucky enough to be surrounded by amazing communicators at Hot House and am so excited to learn from the team now that I work with them every day.

I want to be proud of the legacy I leave at Hot House. I am inspired by the kindness and experiences I have been given whilst being a student and I am so excited to be a part of giving the next generation of students the same amazing times that I have had. There is nothing more motivating then knowing that I am part of a phenomenal group of people who have a real positive impact on students’ lives, including my own.

It all started from a free trial for me, books yours now for a face-to-face or online lesson, you never know what legacy you could leave!

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