Both of my classmates responded to Question 1
Classmate #1 I use music to unwind all the time, especially after a long day. whether its before work or after work. music really soothes the mind. I listen to
gospel on the way to work giving god his praise, After work I throw on jazz and prepare for a nice long shower before my dinner. I didn't do the
African American slave routine, but I did put on James Brown when I wanted to exercise. Some of James Brown songs are really good to work
out with. I'm pretty good at doing the James Brown slide and working on doing the splits. I also like doing zumba which is really good to work out
Music has always been important to me, there was nothing as a child and as an adult that has relaxed or interested me more. As a child I would rush home from school and immediately put on my music. I was very interested in Broadway shows, I knew all the lyric's to every song sung by every character. I could even dance if there were a dance segment.
As an adult my tastes changed to Disco and Rock and Roll, specifically Elvis Presley. I could sing all of his songs and dance all the latest dances. This was great as an adult in my 20's, I used the love of music to become a dance instructor and do some singing at local clubs. I enjoyed the singing but never entertained the idea of a career in singing as I did not like the lifestyle involved in becoming a professional singer. I kept up the dancing until I went to nursing school. I occasionally dance now but at weddings only.
At this stage of my life, I still enjoy music but rarely have the time as I still work full time and attend college, but when I do have the time it is usually opera or show music which takes me into a different world, where I relive wonderful memories of my life when things were very simple and life was sweet.