One of the nice things about classes that are doing online video chat lessons is that they can more easily allow special guests to drop in to help out. That means a local expert in some subject who might not be doing much else, thanks to the Pandemic, could be brought in to talk to the class!
One class from South London got to find just how interesting it can be when a local music expert jumped on their Zoom class room to teach them how to play guitar. Timothy Spoerer, the music director at Ecclesbourne Primary School, was teaching his music class over Zoom when the kids had a very special surprise visitor. According to The Sun. It was Ed Sheeran; the well known musician gave them some guitar lessons, and a little bit of life advice.
He told them about how he was not very good at school; that the only thing that made him happy was playing music, but that it wasn’t easy. He told them about how he had to work very hard and go through some tough times before he saw success.
“I basically wasn’t very smart at school I thought I was an idiot for a very long time,” he said. “I couldn’t do maths, science, and English, and I was told to be successful in life you had to do those things.” The singer said he received a lot of support from his dad to pursue music: “I loved playing music, that’s what made me happiest. My dad always said to me, ‘If you want to be a musician work really hard at it’. I wanted to make music my job but it was a lot of hard work and struggling; essentially the way I got my income and paid my bills was by playing covers at weddings.”
And that is important information.
It is very rare to be successful without hard work and occasionally hard times. But it’s crucial to be happy with what you are doing. Lesson’s from a young man who seems to have a good handle on being happy and successful.
Source: The Sun.