Third-year St.Thomas University student Hannah Zamora is a singer and song writer. Zamora is from Pelham, Ont., and is double honouring in English and Great Books.
Music has always been part of Zamora and her family’s life. There was always music playing in the car or around the house. Zamora was exposed to a variety of music from a young age. At seven, Zamora started taking piano lessons and continued until she was 17. Over the past few years, she has been teaching herself ukulele and guitar.
For Zamora, music has always been an outlet. It gives her fulfillment and supplies her with a way to understand and experience life, stories and emotion in a very full way.
“When I’m sad, angry or stressed, I play music and it gives me a place to deposit or translate that emotion. It’s very therapeutic,” Zamora said.
At 18, Zamora wrote her first real song on the ukulele, called “Brave.” It’s a typical song about being a bit of a misfit and getting ready for the adventure of university.
“Looking back at it, it’s simple and maybe a bit juvenile, but I still look at it fondly as a sort of starting point. It’s a crystallized picture of what I was going through at that age,” Zamora said
For now, music is a hobby and an outlet offering Zamora an oasis amid the stresses of everyday life. But She said nobody can tell what the future may hold.
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