Hey Tara, So excited to be chatting with you! What inspired you to pursue a career in music?
I started singing on stage since I was 3 years old. My first ever performance was at my church, and I still remember to this day being up there singing, how it felt, and how (even then) I knew music was going to be my life. I sang regularly for many high profile events locally growing up, attended a prestigious performing arts high school (Dreyfoos School of the Arts), won best vocalist in state, and moved to NYC the day I turned 18 to attend a performing arts college and audition for Broadway. Less than a year later I found myself as the lead role in the European tour of the Broadway musical “Fame”. Everything really started snowballing for me after that.
Did you have a break out song that started things for you?
I wouldn’t say it was a song. My voice was how everything really began. I will say though that the single I released after X Factor, “Walk Away” was a very proud moment for me as it really told my side of the story as to what happened to me on the show.
What type of music are you leaning towards for your music career?
I have always leaned towards the pop/soul side of things when it comes to songs I write.
What do you want your relationship to be like with your supporters?
My main goal for anyone who follows me is for them to see me as approachable and reachable. I want them to know that in me there is someone who loves and cares about them, that they matter and that they are not alone. I hope to be a symbol of encouragement, inspiration and motivation to those who look to me.
What’s up next for you?
Well, I am releasing a new single in the next month or so. Super excited about that! I will also be rolling out more courses this year to continue to support the demand from vocalists around the globe.
What is the best thing about your career in music?
That’s easy: the people. I get to impact people’s lives on a deep and meaningful level on a daily basis around the world. This is such a sweet spot for me and I am loving every minute!
What is the biggest struggle you’ve faced as an artist?
Honestly, when I was at my busiest as a performer the hardest thing was all of traveling. I have motion sickness and I would find myself constantly nauseous on a tour bus, train or plane.
Any last things you want to tell your supporters?
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Thank you for taking the time to do this interview with us.