Stella Butler is a 16 year old student from Dublin. Her personal story demonstrates how music connects people and has the power to evoke precious memories. Stella Butler is 16 years old and attends St. Raphaela’s Secondary School. Her hobbies include listening and playing music especially bass guitar and singing. Her favourite genre of music is classic rock. She is fascinated by how one piece of music can affect individuals in many different ways. Stella is a firm believer that everyone should have a soundtrack to their own life and hopes that after listening to her talk, people will reflect on the music that has influenced their lives. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.