I never talk about personal life with my students nor parents. No one knows where I actually live, whom I live with and what else I do. The funny thing is that even parents will try to ask every now and then but I never answer . I also never socialise with current students/parents and never add them on facebook. (Instragram is another story. Instagram is used for communication for current students therefore instagram is ok. )
The questions students ask sometimes are just hilarious.
"How old are you Susie? you must be soooo old but Asian don't seem to age"
--I am 72 don't you know that.
"Who lives in this house? Why don't you sell it? is this yours?"
--Yes it is and we don't need to sell it . I know if I rent it out I won't need to teach but I never need to teach I just love to teach. Is that ok with you darling?
I do have an old student now a real estate agent. I said if I am going to sell any of my properties she will be the girl I go to. I am so proud of you Lauren Sudol.
"Susie your foundation 10 for techniques are good. Did you write that? you can sell it you know?"
--I am often very amazed with all my business mind oriented students. But darling I am ok. I don't need to sell anything. I am a little richer than you think I am.
"Do you have kids? Do you have a husband? Why are you overseas so often?"
--Darling how is my personal life related to your singing?
You kids really need to get a life.