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Erik Santos looks forward to being a mentor to aspiring singers

Erik Santos admits that he believes the importance of paying it forward.

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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10/15/2011 8:42 PM
Erik Santos looks forward to being a mentor to aspiring singers


101611-erik_main.jpgRecently 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-experience ko throughout my eight years sa industriya. Para akong mentor, parang 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 prize yung scholarship sa 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 concerts at 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-share yung 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 ako. Excited po talaga ako na gawin ito,” he admitted.

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