thurst. short for Taylor Hurst is a singer/songwriter from Southern California. He has performed with The Filharmonic from NBC's THE SING OFF on The Late Late Show w/ James Corden and on various cruise lines. He is a hockey fanatic who has performed the U.S. National Anthem at the Staples Center, (L.A. Kings) T-Mobile Arena, (Vegas Golden Knights) Gila River Arena, (Arizona Coyotes) and the Canadian Anthem for the AHL team, the Ontario Reign.
Singing was never a part of the plan .. it just happened.
At the age of 13, I noticed speaking was a challenge for me. I realized that it took more effort for me to fully express myself than it did for others. Although my speech blocks were not evident to others, it was something that I had to cope with. The effort it took for me to verbally share my thoughts was taxing.
I did not realize the impact this invisible disfluency had on me until music entered my life. I was placed in choir to fulfill an elective requirement during my Junior year of high school as it was the only class open. I was not happy about this because I had no interest in singing. The high school choral teacher moved me from my elective choir class up to the advanced choir group that same week. This was an unforeseen event as singing was foreign to me. His belief in my ability to express myself through song was life changing. Through choir I began my journey of self expression. Once I discovered that singing allowed me to be fluent, I began singing more frequently.
Singing has taught me many things throughout my life. Most importantly, the way others perceive individuals with differences before getting to know who they are.
Music is my passion..so come along and join me on my journey.
Singing is my communication salvation. With each song that I sing, I feel fluent in that moment. Check out my story below, and a song I've written about my personal journey with disfluency. You can access “Speak” below!
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