"Oh the boys are so annoying!!" said Allyson.
Allyson is a frequent winner for Awards in piano and cello competitions in Sydney.
She talks about her practice routine and discipline for instrumental learning, family and how much she loves her new school without any ANNOYING BOYS AROUND.
A very cute conversation from an articulated, well-spoken 11-year-old.
Here is Allyson’s story.
Sierra is a pretty, polite and sweet 13-year-old girl whom you will never guess she has a black belt in Taekwondo.
We recorded this podcast in the kitchen of our Martial art studio after our training. Despite the noisy background and lots of distractions, she spoke confidently about her Taekwondo journey that I am sure it will be very inspiring to many.
The most fun, random chat with my very chilled 11-year-old girl Ava.
Ava talks about her daily life with lots of sports commitment, debating team and what she thinks about school and what teachers should be.
It's a happy conversation with a cute 11-year-old who can just talk and talk.
I always search what is the best thing for well being. 我覺得是1. good sleep, 2. regular exercise 尤其是yoga or swimming 這種quiet busy mind 的東西。3. Sense of contribution and value in the community and 4. good relationship with people 。你可能年輕沒感覺但是年紀越大你會發現maintaining happy and healthy mental health need conscious awareness and constant work. Money doesn’t do it.
學生跟我講說我這個MacBook 怎麼這麼古老打字的鍵盤是浮出來的。說他手都會卡到。蛤——原來現在MacBook 打字的鍵盤不是浮出來的喔。
好沒關係那就算了下一個進來的時候我說我找不到我的iPad. 那用你的好了哇塞他的那個是新的嗎怎麼這麼大一個我還沒看過這麼大的iPad (你說我是不是土）。
在下一個進來他說他要用的backing track 在她的手機裡面他就把手機拿出來給我連接音響。才發現對Ho 她這個是新手機根本沒有洞可以插。
我的studio 其實是很現代的什麼聲音related 機器你都找得到但是今天這三個一個接一個我就覺得我好像是古時候的人.
Sharon is the only student I taught from total piano beginner from age 6 and went all the way. (She would be the only one in my previous piano teaching career for sure.) During our 10+ years of professional relationship, we have never spoken a word of Chinese/Taiwanese to each other. Now an Architecture student at the University, Sharon now sounds like a closed good friend of mine.
A hectic, fast pace conversation that is full of laughter, random thoughts and good rapport between a student and teacher who obviously has been hanging around together for far too long.
So awesome to see kids flying high and wide.