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Season 2, Episode 14: Dan Rubins
SEASON 2, EPISODE 14
Today’s guest is a young man who found his life’s purpose while pursuing a music degree at Yale University. He was working toward a career in musical theater (think Broadway) and enjoyed studying alongside so many talented musicians and artists.
He longed for the chance to collaborate with fellow students outside of coursework, but quickly discovered there weren’t actually that many opportunities to be found.
So, as it often happens with nonprofit founders, my guest decided to take action… and now chronically ill children are not only writing their own lyrics and songs, but they are collaborating with professional musicians to produce their songs and share them with the world…
How? That’s exactly what you’ll learn in my interview with Dan Rubins, Founder and Executive Director of Hear Your Song. During our conversation, you’ll learn not only how this organization was born, but also how it has evolved over the past few years, and how it is poised for exponential growth in the very near future.
And let me just say this here and now: Prepare to be impressed. This is a truly unique podcast, because not only will you get to hear all about “Hear Your Song”, you’ll also learn the backstory of a few of the kids’ songs AND actual excerpts that have already been produced.
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About Dan Rubins
Dan is an educator, writer, and composer based in New York City. Dan believes in the power of kids’ voices and stories. He co-founded Hear Your Song as a sophomore at Yale University, where he earned a BA in English and Education Studies.
After receiving an MA in Shakespeare Studies from King’s College London/Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and an MA in Elementary Inclusive Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, he went on to teach fourth and fifth grade in Manhattan and to design curriculum for the Metropolitan Opera’s Education Department.
Dan also composes musical theater, operas, and choral music.
🔗 Hear your Song:
- Website: www.hearyoursong.org
- Donate: https://www.hearyoursong.org/donation
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/hearyoursongusa
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/equiinstitute/
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danrubinshys/
- Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@hearyoursonghys?lang=en
- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzY79JLxRvI
🙌 Connect with Dan Rubins:
Hear Your Song
🔗 Mentioned in This Episode:
- Violet’s Song: Violet’s Song: “I Am”
- Will’s Song: Will’s Song: “How Do I Get Over You?”
- Zippy’s Song: Zippy’s Song: “Noodles!”
- Jadyn’s Song: Jadyn’s Song: “Tunnels”