Katy Perry is an accomplished singer with a successful career.
However, many fans may not know the road she traveled to chase her dreams.
At the age of 15, the Teenage Dream singer actually dropped out of high school. Although she earned her GED, she recently admitted she regrets not finishing school and furthering her education.
According to Yahoo! Celebrity, the 29-year-old singer opened up about her views on the importance of education. “I’m kind of bummed at this stage that I didn’t have a great education because I could really use that these days,” she said.
The “Roar” singer went on to share a few details about her childhood. She explained how her education was often interrupted due to her parents’ hectic schedules. They spent a lot of their time traveling to start new churches, which would often interfere with her academic progress.
“I was being pulled out of school even in the middle of school and sometimes being home-schooled,” Perry said. “Sometimes we were sent to these really half-Christian, half-education, I-don’t-know-what-they-were schools.”
However, she did mention on teacher in particular who made an impact on her life. Perry recounted how her vocal teacher Agatha Danoff played a major role in the development of her craft.
“There was a teacher named Agatha Danoff who was my vocal teacher and music teacher at the Music Academy of the West. It was very fancy and I didn’t come from any money … and she always used to give me a break on my lessons,” she recalled. “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.”
Teachers like Danoff are motivating factors for Perry’s “Make Roar Happen” campaign. “She believed in me, so this is how I could pay it forward from that one experience,” Perry explained.
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