This month, super singer Reece Mastin solves all your problems!
At the moment I do drumming lessons, but I really really want to play the guitar! I’m terrified of taking on a new instrument. Got any advice to help me take the leap?
REECE SAYS: You’ve just got to throw yourself into it! Obviously you really want to learn the guitar and because you have that passion for it, there’s nothing to be scared of. Just focus on doing your own thing in your own time and you’ll be fine. Make sure you take the time to practise because that’s how you learn to play an instrument – just do it as much as you can.
I’m getting really sick of this one boy in my class. He’s constantly making fun of people, even his own friends! He’s sort of the class clown and he’s pretty popular, so I’m a little scared to say something. What should I do?
REECE SAYS: You know what? There are probably a lot of people in your class who feel the same way as you do! That should give you courage to speak up. I guess my advice would be to have a conversation with him. Don’t be mean and don’t start a fight. But, if there’s something happening and you don’t like it, you should be able to say “Hey! This upsets me.”
My school talent show is coming up soon and I’m terrified at the idea of performing in front of everybody! How do I get over those nerves?
REECE SAYS: A lot of performers get nervous because they go on stage – it’s totally normal. The thing you have to remember is as soon as you start playing music or singing or acting, it stops being scary and starts being fun! When you’re feeling nervous, try to focus on the having fun part and that should help.