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Hi I'm Cindy Perkins

I grew up in the Southwestern United States. I am a voice teacher, a wife and a mom to baby Peter. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I teach singing or voice lessons on 25 kiddos (age 7-16) each week. They are all so smart and so funny. I love watching them grow as people just as much as I enjoy watching their voices develop. I feel that my job has two main purposes: to stretch my student’s voices and understanding of music as well as to encourage them to be good people who are positive, who can make and achieve goals, and who will be an influence for good as they grow into adults. I love music. All types of music. Music creates a platform on which you can say things you aren’t sure how to say. Music has served as a grounding influence in my life. Certain songs bring me back to my center and remind me what I truly believe and love at my very core. When you love a song, it becomes part of you, and when you meet other people who love that same song, you share a special bond with them. Music is a great unifying force, and I am so blessed to be a part of it. I am also a mother. I have an amazing baby boy. My husband is also amazing and will be finishing his degree at the University of Texas at Austin in May 2012. We are excited for what the next chapter of life holds as we transition from life in the scholastic sphere to life in the full-time employment sphere.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a home where my parents actively attended the Mormon Church, and so naturally they raised me in it. Why am I still a Mormon? Because I really do believe that Jesus Christ is our Savior and that he appeared to the prophets in the Old Testament, appeared to the Apostles in the New Testament after his death, appeared to Joseph Smith in 1820 in New York and speaks to our prophet today, Thomas S. Monson. I am a Mormon because I really did read the Book of Momon, and studied it, and I prayed to know if it was true. And I know the answer I received from God was, yes. I attribute all the success I have had in life to my reading and pondering the words of God, and then by being obedient to his commandments. Not only the Ten Commandments, but his commandments to love one another, serve one another and forgive ourselves and one another.

How I live my faith

I serve our ward as the Choir Director. Sometimes I feel like my calling should be Choir Recruiter. I have loved getting to know the members of the choir. I have also loved the inspiration I have received when choosing music to perform. We perform about once per month, but practice weekly. When the choir performs, it is in our chapel when the entire congregation is assembled. It is my duty and goal to uplift every member of the congregation. Our congregation is diverse in every way conceivable, and so I rely on the Holy Ghost to lead me to the music and also compensate for what I cannot do in touching the members of the audience. I also serve as a Visiting Teacher, which is really like being assigned new friends. I am paired up with another woman from church, and together we receive a list of women at church to check up on. It’s how we keep track of things, and help one another when situations arise. I am a young mother, and I have really loved being able to get advice from mothers with older children. Visiting Teaching creates a network of women who never have to feel like they are alone or that no one cares, because we do.