Please read this incredibly inspirational story about the power of music

31 August 2018, 16:09 | Updated: 31 August 2018, 17:16

By Maddy Shaw Roberts

Yesterday, we asked our Facebook followers to tell us an inspirational story about the power of music – and this guy completely blew us away.

Felipe Camacho is (deep breath) a pianist, oboist, classical composer, conductor, chemist and pharmacist. But without music in his life, he might not have even graduated.

Read his story below:

Felipe's story
Felipe's story. Picture: Facebook

After Felipe heard Beethoven’s ‘Moonlight’ sonata for the first time, his life turned around.

“Everything became so much more clearer and for some reason higher learning became interesting and easier to grasp (physics, chemistry, algebra, calculus, biology, psychology, etc..),” he wrote in a Facebook comment.

“It was as if my brain turned on and I began to appreciate everything and everyone around me.

“Without classical music, I would be like 90 per cent of my friends back in Philadelphia; dead, in jail, or a non-productive member of society. Classical music saved my life.”

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