About

John Rodriquez

Born in Sydney, John, an identical twin, was one of three children. His love of music began at an early age, singing in school choirs and learning classical piano, practicing up to 1.5 hours per day.

Twenty years later he began songwriting, completing more than one hundred songs to date. John’s music is designed to provide inspiration.  It is best described as a mix of New Age, Folk and Adult Contemporary.  His most recent release is the Sing For Joy  CD, which  allows  people to bypass their negative programming and  experience the healing power of their own voice.

In 2001, John recorded “Sorry” (a song about reconciliation) which was aired on 4 Triple A (98.9FM) Murri Country radio on National Sorry Day. In 2002 he volunteered to lead a project commissioned by the Human Rights Committee of Logan City under the auspices of Arts Queensland, Logan City Council and BEMAC.

The concert, “Many People, One Voice – A Spotlight on Human Rights” was produced and directed by John and staged at the Logan Entertainment Centre in Brisbane. Putting together a collection of original works, including many of his own, the concert was the culmination of nine months work by volunteers working together to write and perform their own works.

In 2003 John won 3rd place at the Redlands Festival, (Open Own Composition) with “The Traveller” (a song about trusting your spirit) and in December 2007 was awarded Runner Up International Song of the Year with his song LOVE 

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Again in December 2008, John was recognised again with Runner Up International Song of the year with the song Peace Mantra from his CD “Sing for Joy”.

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John has had a long association with The Relaxation Centre in Brisbane.  He facilitates workshops at corporate events and private retreats, helping others discover the joy of singing by finding their true inner voice.  People like Chris James, Mikal Nielsen and Dick Rigby, have inspired John’s work.

Recent festivals include Joyfest (1 & 2) and Harmony Day for Logan City, where John hosted a Sing-a-long activity with participants singing for peace and harmony.

In corporate workshops John uses sound and song to help break down barriers and to unite groups of people.

Read some testimonials from these workshops here.

Oh and feel free to submit a comment anywhere on this site, or contact me here.

SoulCollage®

John is also a trained SoulCollage® facilitator, where he uses the creative art form to assist others in self-exploration using images to make collages to discover  and express themselves with clarity.  You can read more about this at http://soulcollage.com/john-rodriquez

The SoulCollage® process is described in Seena B. Frost’s book, SoulCollage® Evolving.  More information about SoulCollage® can be found at soulcollage.com

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6 Responses to “About”

  1. Hi John! It’s Anayah (aka Kristene).

    I love what you have achieved. Brilliant mate, just brilliant!!!
    😮 )

  2. hi John, the website is fantastic!

    Well done! It truly is an amazing achievement.

  3. Well done John, congratulations. What an achievement. Well deserved. Good luck and I’m sure you will have much more to offer in the future.

    Sing, sing, sing.

    Jessie

  4. Peter & Robyn 04. Jul, 2008 at 2:19 am

    Hi John, Congratulations! Your music expresses the love you have within you. I admire you for who you are and what you do. Looking forward to our next workshop! Love, Robyn and Peter

  5. Dear John,
    how beautiful your current newsletter is!
    you really have expanded your awareness vastly I can see you are truly in touch with you god self.to see the way you expressed your gratitude filled my heart with such joy you are touching so many lives with your beautiful prescence. I am so thrilled as one who met you earlier in your unfolding of your many inspirational gifts. keep sharing as I know the joy of sharing through song.
    blessings Lee

  6. Hi John!

    Love the new site! Great to see so much positive action in one place!! Congrats on your award. Love the song!

    Paul Trevethan