Changing is always difficult and the change from childhood to adulthood is the most difficult and, at times, dangerous, one. It is during adolescence that an individual comes to know their forma mentis and choose what kind of person they are going to be in the future.
Music is central in the life of adolescents. Through music they elaborate their emotions and give sense to their behaviours. Listening to different musical genres and the passion for singers are a real example of how much music represents the identity of young people during their growth.
This is the reason why we think that music is the best tool to get in contact with adolescents, in particular with those who are in the difficult condition of being detainees ina juvenile prison.
Educating an adolescent means to teach them to listen to their inner voice. Expressing dreams, emotions and feelings is the first step to take to really understand it and transforming all of this in songs is the easiest way to elaborate it.
In this way, music becomes the favourite tool: not only has an adolescent the opportunity to get to know theirselves more, but they have the possibility to look for the right balance between listening and expressing oneself, and building their own identity.