By Lisa Goudy
Before Regina country singer-songwriter Amy Nelson went professional, she didn’t think she was a talented enough singer to make it.
“I feel I started later on in life in music and the only reason is because I didn’t think I was good enough,” she said. “So for me when I finally did decide to do a career in music, I thought, ‘well, you don’t know if you don’t try.’”
It’s that same level of confidence she hopes to inspire in kids. A trained singer and a music educator, Nelson formed Sing Like a Star Studios in Regina in 2011, which offers singing lessons using pop songs for kids in a group environment. Last year, the program was expanded to Lumsden and Balgonie and, as of last week, it was expanded to Moose Jaw as well.