And so the story began…
As a young child I was aware of being surrounded by sound. Not necessarily music, but sound in all its forms. Conversations, laughter, shouting, whispering, kitchen pots and pans, hoovering, dogs barking, cars passing, horns beeping, phones ringing, birds tweeting. The world was a musical array of sound combinations and it amazed me.
Our world is a sound world. A universe that ignites emotions, brings back memories and stills the heart. Sound is music and music is sound. As the years progressed I remember having a particular fondness for certain sounds. My granddad’s whistling, my friends knocking on my front door and gentle sounds of the page turns as mammy read a story.
For those of you who do not yet know me, I am Dr Denise. Since I was very young, I dreamed of becoming a teacher. I wanted to make a difference in the lives of as many children as possible. I wanted to inspire them, teach them, nurture and support them, and help them become the very best they could ever be.
I became a teacher and taught thousands of children over the years. Many typical children, but most with special/additional needs. You see, I grew up with my uncle Dessie. He was the most incredible human being EVER. He was kind, funny, non-judgmental, loving, and embraced life to the full. He had Down syndrome, but that did not define him. He taught me more about life than any institution ever did. In fact, he inspired me so much that I established a charity in his legacy.
After almost 30 years of teaching and managing educational establishments, I realised that I wanted to create global impact. I became frustrated with the education systems. And so, I decided to immerse myself in research. I have a PhD in special education and music after I spending a long number of years researching, inventing and developing Conductology. This new invention now brings hope, opportunity, innovative and inclusivity to our world’s most vulnerable people. The journey started a long time ago and now we have our universal system.
Conductology, where NOW EVERYONE can play!