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Old 10-13-2014, 03:10 PM
 
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My daughter is super obsessed with Taylor Swift; she wants to become a singer, should I support her with that idea?
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Old 10-13-2014, 03:17 PM
 
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My daughter is super obsessed with Taylor Swift; she wants to become a singer, should I support her with that idea?
Sure, why would you not? See what it would cost for some basic vocal lessons and then let her take some.
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Old 10-13-2014, 03:18 PM
 
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Of course you should support her , if you love her and want her to be happy, unless you already have dreams picked out for her
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Old 10-13-2014, 03:30 PM
 
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It depends if she can sing or not. Wanting to be a singer and being a talented singer are two different things.
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Old 10-13-2014, 03:34 PM
 
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My daughter is super obsessed with Taylor Swift; she wants to become a singer, should I support her with that idea?
Is she 7 or 23?

If she's 7, awesome, get her a guitar for Christmas and let her have at it. Tell her Taylor Swift is primarily a songwriter so she should start there.

If she's 23 wish her the best of luck but tell her that a degree and a day job while she pursues her dream are a smart thing.

I'm married to a (former) moderately successful musician, he's really glad he went to college and kept his day job. Traveling around the country and pitching song after song is fun when you're single...not so much when you're 32 with little kids.
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Old 10-13-2014, 03:35 PM
 
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Define support.
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Old 10-13-2014, 03:37 PM
 
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I was once told by a talented signer/song writer that learning piano gives you an excellent basis for both and for other instruments. I would encourage her in that direction, but as hml1976 said, how much depends on how old she is.
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Old 10-13-2014, 03:52 PM
 
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My daughter is super obsessed with Taylor Swift; she wants to become a singer, should I support her with that idea?
Well, she a ways off in regard to a career!

You CAN start with vocal lessons and see what happens.
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Old 10-13-2014, 04:08 PM
 
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I think yes support her within reason. I think its great when kids have an activity or something they are passionate about. It's refeshing to see that instead of video games. This is a skill which will give her confidence and self assurance. This is potentially an activity that may lead to a scholarship which would be good.

That said someone who likes Taylor swift is hardly what I would call a "career" singer. Why even call it a career, it's a hobby and a childs actvitity. Don't take it too seriously, dont' invest insane sums of money, get her some voice lessons, encourage her to jioin choir, when she gets a little older maybe encourage her to do an open mic or join a band or something
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Old 10-13-2014, 04:12 PM
 
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What do you mean by support her? How old is she?
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