My real name is Connie, 62 years young. I'm happily married, my husband is retired and I am mostly retired. Both husband and I are of Scandinavian ancestry.
I'm relatively new to SingSnap. My interest is only in the singing and community of other singers.
Have never sang or been involved in any professional music activity and rarely sing solo in live settings either. SingSnap is a safe, relaxing place to sing. If it's bad, delete!
Sang regularly in school and church choirs/groups as a teen. Took piano lessons for many years, never mastered piano, but can read music.
For decades until very recently, life was so busy with family and work, I barely sang at all, even though I love to sing. Sang harmony parts in a few Christmas choirs and served as song leader for a church girl's group in the past few years.
In the last five years or so, I had a part time job where I read scripts out loud. Lots of speaking, speaking fast and loud. The skills developed doing all that speaking did not only make me a better speaker, but a better singer as well. Think breath control, saying your words very clearly, and so on.
The SS contests are a lot of fun, I enjoy these very much, banner or no banner. I may be very active with contests for a while and then not do any for several weeks or months. This is because of traveling, a short term work assignment or just needing to focus on other things.