Erik Santos admits that he believes the importance of paying it forward.
Recently announced as the Center for Pop Music Philippines’s first celebrity mentor, singing champion Erik Santos officially takes on his duties starting this Sunday, October 16. “It’s one way of giving back kung ano yung na-
throughout my eight years sa industriya. Para akong
sort of mentoring young people para matutong kumanta. Siyempre kung papano gawin yung mga tamang bagay para maabot yung kanilang mga pangarap
,” he said.
Erik, who himself is an alumnus of the Center for Pop, was proud to represent his former school. “When you think of a music school, parang ang
first in mind talaga
is Center for Pop Music Philippines. Sila talaga yung
number one music school in the Philippines,” he added.
The 28-year-old singer admitted he has been preparing for the series of clinics which will start this October 16 until early next year. “Well, nag-
prepare din ako nung
talk ko. Siyempre kailangan ko
in one way or another maka
-inspire ng mga
aspiring singers and more than anything, excited ako na gawin ito, kasi
it’s one way of giving back,” he admitted.
Erik said he will also share with the participants how he got started and what kind of mentor he will be. “Siguro ako yung tama lang. Mas ibibigay ko sa kanila yung sarili ko, kung papano ako sumali ng
contest, kung saan ako nagsimula, kung bakit ako nakapasok sa
Center for Pop. Kumbaga sumali kasi ako sa isang
singing contest sa
school then ang
Center for Pop then dun na nagsimula lahat.
I joined Star in a Million. And dun naman sa
almost eight years ng
singing career ay hindi naman ako binitawan at nakalimutan ang
Center for Pop. Talagang nandiyan sila
to support. Actually ilan sa mga
albums ko ay nandun talaga ang
Center for Pop to support me so its my way of giving back dun sa kung san din ako nagsimula
and one of them is Center for Pop,” he said.
Erik said he is really looking forward to get the chance to mentor aspiring singers and to impart to them what he knows. “Masarap kasi i
talent at yung
knowledge natin sa kung anong bagay.
So masarap yung pakiramdam ng shini-
share mo yung
part mo sa buong mundo na sa mga katulad namin na nagsimula rin sa isang pangarap
then alam naman natin marami talaga sa atin ngayon na gusto talaga maging
singer, gustong maging
doctor, gustong maging
teacher and sa tulong ng
Star records at ng Center for Pop, masaya ako dahil magagawa ko na yung isa sa mga gustong-gusto ko gawin
and that is to share whatever kung ano man yung alam ko
when it comes to singing and siyempre sa
experience ko na rin
. So gusto ko ito,
Excited po talaga ako na gawin ito
,” he admitted.
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