We had the good fortune of connecting with Berenice Amador and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Berenice, what is the most important factor behind your success?
I think the most important factor in the success of my brand has been to operate from a place of love. It’s important to do things for the overall well-being of the community. Being a genuine person and following that internal moral compass allows one to shine light onto others. When you project love you receive love, so many of the opportunities that we don’t have are really opportunities that we don’t get because we’re not allowing ourselves to unlock them. Love yourself care for yourself because it inspires you to level up to take the extra course to get the next degree. The right people will be drawn to you, people will want to be part of your world.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My name is Berenice Amador I am a professional singer. Spanish was my first language growing up. My native language is what has helped set me apart in the world of session singing. I am most proud of serving children. I am an elementary music teacher and I enjoy working with children and sharing my passion for music with them. I find joy in sharing my larger film projects with my students because I want to inspire children to pursue their goals and ambitions. I am most recently credited for my vocal work on Disney Animations’ Encanto, where I sing in the film and soundtrack. My work can also be heard on DreamWorks Animation Trolls World Tour among others.
It was not easy for me to reach my goals. I am the first in my family to pursue a college degree. My family also immigrated to this country to give our family a better life so we didn’t always have the resources to facilitate things for us. I worked two jobs at one point and went to school full time in order to have an education, I certainly struggled a lot. I want the world to know that no matter what your current circumstances are you can achieve your goals by surrounding yourself with people who truly believe in you. You are not your past, you are not your obstacles. Overcoming your obstacles is actually the fuel required to reach where you need to be. You need grit in everything you do. Always be the hardest worker in the room and even greater the most humble in a room. Lastly, sing you never know who is listening.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
If I had a friend visiting me I would first off take them to have Tatsu Ramen in West Hollywood. We would order the bold ramen with chicken and lots of garlic, yum! We would definitely be catching a show in the Griffith Observatory Planetarium followed by a hike up to the Hollywood sign. For some live entertainment I would take them to see Wicked and a walk down Hollywood Blvd. To explore id take my friend up to Big Bear Lake where we would off-road and stay at a cabin exploring the forest and lake. Some Thai food in Big Bear Village would also be a must!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to thank those teachers who pushed me and believed in me early during my toughest times. Without them I would not have been able to do what I have the privilege to do today. Dr. Susan Mohini Kane (vocal professor), Gustavo Gil (music professor), Darren Schuck (high school music teacher) and Anthony Allmond (high school band teacher).