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SOAM( the Student Organisation for the Advancement of Music), was formed with the aim to educate youth in a musical aspect. Music is an art that can convey feelings and emotions that words often can not. It can lessen stress or create joy and brings people together. It is an incredibly useful skill to have, whether it creates opportunities, or is simply for your own enjoyment.
In 2019, Jessie Yan and her brother, Donald Yan, founded SOAM. Both individuals started learning violin in their early childhood and have an ATCL Diploma in Violin as well as teaching experience. SOAM provided free music lessons to youth that wanted to learn violin and created casual performance opportunities for them to showcase their efforts.