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Ask Boomer: Check talent; join choir

Hey, Boomer,

I LOVE singing. I want to become a singer when I grow up. But two problems – how do I become a singer? And what if I don’t sing well? I sing like a bluebird to myself, but in public I’m too shy. I sing only to my friends. I’m even afraid to sing in front of my parents. Should I just get over it? HELP!

Friends, S.T.B.

Dear S.T.B.,

If you have the desire, you at least owe it to yourself to see if you have the talent! What kind of singing do ya like? A good place to start is by joining a choir at your school.

You might not be so nervous when you’re with a bunch of other kids on stage. Plus, it’s an affordable way to get started and to be coached a bit. Your choir director could also suggest a private vocal teacher, if you show some promise. And don’t forget about the Tucson Girls Chorus, which I hear is a blast, too.

Hittin’ the high notes, Boomer Bear

Dear Boomer,

Why don’t we get more vacation?


Dear P.A.,

Didn’t you just finish your spring break? I know, with all this testing, school can be sort of stressful and boring. But the end is in sight! Most of my buddies in schools around here are getting out in about a month. I always love a strong finish, so keep working hard!

Your buddy,

Boomer Bear



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