Global pop superstar Katy Perry has sold out tours and penned songs that topped the charts, but she still has one small regret that she wishes she could change. Perry recently told Yahoo! that she wished she had had a better education when she was younger. She said, “I’m kind of bummed at this stage that I didn’t have a great education because I could really use that these days.”
Perry grew up with pastor parents who constantly moved her from place to place, wherever they were starting churches. She said that she had been either home-schooled or was often pulled out from schools she described as “half-Christian, half-education, I-don’t-know-what-they-were schools.”
The Prism singer will turn 30 this October, but she still tries to take every opportunity to learn about new things and increase her general knowledge. While on tour, she often visits museums and tries to immerse in local cultural experiences at each location. “I’ve learned to educate myself at this stage and how to continue my education at any age,” she said. “I’m going on 30 and I’m still very thirsty for information.”
Despite Perry’s feeling that she lacked a solid educational base, she maintains that good teachers helped her push to achieve success. She spoke about her vocal teacher Agatha Danoff, who taught Perry while she attended the Music Academy of the West, which she could hardly afford. “I owe her a lot of credit and I appreciate that she looked out for me when I didn’t have enough money to pay,” Perry said of Danoff, who used to give her breaks on lessons when she needed them.
Perry is currently promoting her fundraising campaign “Make Roar Happen,” which aims to benefit teachers through donations at DonorsChoose.org. Her project target of $1 million is set to fund school supplies for classrooms in the cities at which her Prismatic World Tour stops.
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— DonorsChoose (@DonorsChoose) June 12, 2014
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