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Music with No Barriers

November 24, 2014

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susan hayBy Susan HayAnchor/Producer

music http://globalnews.ca/news/1681229/program-gives-those-with-disabilities-the-chance-to-produce-music/

TORONTO- Music Without Barriers is a program that provides those who have physical, financial and cognitive barriers the chance to express themselves through music.

Adrian Moody is a Toronto based musician, producer, and the co-founder of Music Without Barriers and said the program is about “collaborating with a community of people that have specific needs to make music that can’t really be done.”

This organization breaks down barriers by giving everyone a chance and fosters collaborations between professional musicians, technology, science and people with disabilities.

One of the children that Moody works with is Joey Spahn, a young boy that uses a speaking device.

“Joseph was born with cerebral Palsy, due to a birth injury,” says Joey’s mom Carolyn Spahn. “We’ve never treated him differently than any of our other children. He continues to make us proud, he continues to lead the way and we follow him.”

Joey started his musical journey while attending Paul Alcamo’s integrated kindergarten program at Bloorview School.

“He has the ability to express himself using his speaking device. He’s quite mature for any child I’ve ever seen come through our program,” said Alcamo. “He started to write things that were very poetic, and I started to think, I better write some of this stuff down because this could be a song.”

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The Song That Started It All! NOW on iTunes!

Here it is! The song and the project that was the spark to the whole Music Without Barriers Foundation! This song was written by the talented Joey Spahn-Vieira. That’s his voice on the track and trust us when we tell you he is really excited about being on iTunes. In fact, he has more than once been known to say “I’m going to be a star”. In our mind he already is, but we know this is only the beginning. We can’t wait to see what is coming next from this young talent and word is out that he will be working on his next song soon! So run on over to iTunes and buy this fresh jam! And again, the proceeds will be split between Joey and Music Without Barriers (he insisted).

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That Thing:

That thing, that thing, That thing, that thing,
Don’t be scared
That thing, that thing, That thing, that thing,
Don’t don’t doubt

Don’t be scared it’s better to love than to like
I worked with you and you worked with me, so don’t be scared
my hearts fall like rain into my lunchbox I take them out and give them to you
it’s a little bit of this and a little bit of that
it’s a little bit of this and a little bit of that
it’s a little bit of this and a little bit of that
that, that, that, that

that thing, that thing, that do do do do do do do thing
that thing, that thing, that do do do do do do do thing
that thing, that thing, that do do do do do do do thing
that thing, that thing, that do do do do do do do thing

That thing, that thing, That thing, that thing,
(that do do do do do do do thing)
Don’t be Scared

<that’s right, I said it>
That thing, that thing, That thing, that thing,

<that’s right! I said it, I said it, I said it, I said it, you know it>

(that do do do do do do do thing)

Don’t don’t doubt

 

Written by:
Joseph Spahn Vieira

Arranged by:
AJ Moody

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