Music Lifechat Starter

Before using this starter remember to review the idea of emotional consent.


What was the first album you can remember getting? Tell us the story of how it made its way to you. 

Tell us about one of your favorite artists. How did you discover them? What have they seen you through? 

What music do you listen to when you’re really happy? Really sad?

What music would you recommend to everyone on this call to check out? 

What’s a recent artist or song you’re hooked on?

Who was your childhood popstar icon, and why did you admire them?

Diving in

How has your taste in music changed over time?

What genre of music do you like that might surprise others on this call?

What role does music play in your life (ie emotional regulation, background noise, a way to pass the time, etc)? 

What or who influenced your early music interests? 

What’s the best concert you’ve ever attended, and what “feels” did you get from it? Who did you go with, if anyone?

If you could have any one musical skill (perfect pitch, singing opera, playing an instrument, writing soundtracks, whatever), what would it be and why?

What is your favorite way to engage music? (e.g., dancing around your home, concerts, clubs, listening in bed, workout jams, playing instruments, shower singing, car jams…)

Deep end

Tell us about a time when music got you through. 

Tell us about a song that causes you great pain to listen to. If you’re open to it, tell us why (always okay to just give the song title). 

If you had to pick a song to wake up to every morning for the rest of your life, what would it be and why? 

What music do you enjoy that has persisted across your lifetime? 

How do you tend to discover new music?


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