Make a Joyful Noise! "Expression is What Makes You YOU"

 

 

Hymns and organ music are staples of the Chapel experience at St. Hilda's & St. Hugh's. But when Liam Webster, Director of Technology, offered a Chapel presentation about self-expression, students and faculty were delighted by a different sound: the wail of electric guitar.

With help from the audience, Mr. Webster defined expression as “showing who you are, what you want to be, and what you like. It’s what makes you you!”

Webster said that people express themselves in a variety of ways—through sports, fine art, theater, or other media. Mr. Webster uses the guitar to process his emotions and express himself most authentically.

“I use the guitar to make a sound that I can’t make with my own body to help me get in touch with what’s inside my brain,” he said.

Webster demonstrated how he could convey a variety of emotions musically—sadness, happiness, excitement, nervousness, and even confusion.

“Expressing myself with the guitar is what makes me me,” Mr. Webster said. “I can’t wait to find out what makes you you!"