Y our passion for music and singing is undeniable, but you don't know what direction to go! This book will help you find your path and outline steps you can take to make singing the focus of your life.
“It all looks so easy. You just make viral Youtube videos or get on a reality talent show. Right? Wrong! Nancy Bos speaks real to teen girls about how to BE a singer. This illustrated book and journal lets teens explore all of the options including (and way beyond) being a pop star or professional singer. This is also a book for parents who want to understand the complex and vital relationship of music and singing and how it empowers our daughters. The Teen Girl's Singing Guide is personal, profound, and surprisingly practical!” -Cynthia Vaughn, performer/voice teacher/author Girls passionate about singing finally get answers to big questions, like "How can I be less nervous?" and "Should I study music in college?" These and many more topics are covered in this brand new book by Nancy Bos and her guest authors, discussing issues such as TV Singing Shows, Skype Lessons, and Performance Anxiety. Nancy helps girls follow their hearts and also their heads as they make decisions about their futures. This book is a must have for any teen girl considering singing as a career or hobby. Girls, your passion for music and singing is undeniable, but you don't know what direction to go! This book will help you find your path and outline steps you can take to make singing the focus of your life. Reviews from readers: A Choral Director for youth and teens says, "I loved it! Wished I'd had something like this when I was younger. Am excited to share it with my singers." Julie, Professional Singer, Pianist, and Teacher says, "Very readable, and I love how Nancy's writing style is engaging, personal, and utilizes lots of nice analogies. I don't think there's anything like this out there."
If you are reading this, something about your life involves teens and singing. No matter what that something is, maybe the teen is you or maybe someone you care about, it is great to have another person's perspective. That's why Nancy invited 17-year-old singer, Akemi Takahashi, to share her thoughts about the book. Check out Akemi's blog to read her honest comments on each topic in the book. And join Akemi in the discussion by adding your own comments to her posts.
Akemi Takahashi is an accomplished singer and performer in the Pacific Northwest with an eclectic performance background. She began individual voice lessons at the age of 10, has performed at Carnegie Hall with a choral group and in Japan for friends and extended family. In addition to music, writing is one of her great passions. She intends to pursue a career in travel and writing. She will graduate from high school in June 2019.