Seriously, Who does all these at age 14?
After finish recording our hilarious and somehow inspirational conversation, I actually think he might be right.
Ladies and gentlemen, my dear Knox O’Connor. Good on you.
Honoka (Age 15)
Honoka is a beautiful 15-year-old Japanese/Australian ballerina.
She said she lives in a very girly environment, goes to an all-girls school, dances with lots of girls and looks after her little sister at home.
At first, you will think Honoka is very shy but she is very well-spoken and can talk about everything and anything.
She chats with me about the significance of dance in her life, what’s like to be bilingual and her views on teachers and parents.
Some girls you can look at them and know they are dancers. Honoka is a graceful, poised ballerina in every way.
Ladies and gentleman, Miss Honoka Ryu.
Lucas came to his last piano lesson and did the podcast with me straight after his final HSC exam.
I have taught Lucas for the past 10 years and it has always been amazing to see his calm and relax demeanour towards everything in life.
I don't take new students for piano anymore but it's so good to see how kids like Lucas making piano and music to be part of his life. "it shouldn't be a chore" he said.
Lucas is definitely the most self-motivated kid I have ever seen. When I get very overwhelmed with things I always remember what Lucas said: "Everything is sort of working its way out. Nothing is going wrong. What do you have to worry about?"
Some kids are quite wise. I do learn from him too. We wish our dear Lucas fly high and wide in Uni and have amazing fun.
Xavier (Age 15)
I have taught quite a few boys from Scots College over the years and am always very fascinated to find out more about their Glengarry program.
Glengarry is a unique outdoor education, six-month residential experience for all Year 9 students at Scots College in Sydney.
Xavier comes back from Glengarry taller, stronger and more mature.
He talks about what the 6 months living in the bush is like. What hobbies he picks up after Glengarry.
A very calm, well-spoken boy Xavier answers all my random fast speed questions about everything Glengarry.
Ladies and gentleman, my dear Mr Xavier Foster.
Angelina is my pretty 16-year-old girl who has lots of interesting things to share.
It's quite hard to edit Angelina's episode because there are lots of hilarious juicy stuff that we can't put on Air and it's just too funny.
She talks about her passion for drama and musicals, beaches, boyfriends, formal and what's like to have an Instagram ambassador account.
A super-fast pace conversation with an amazing rap at the end!!
Zetong seems very embarrassed to talk about the gifted and talented enrichment program that he was selected in school.
He continuous tries to say how boring it is but you can see he is one very intelligent boy.
He talks about how much he loves his lego class and as an only child, what he does to entertain himself with technology.
I asked him to sing songs from "Where I want to be" from the musical "Chess", as well as a famous Taiwanese pop song "The direction of heart".
He came to Australia from China at age 3, it's quite remarkable to see he is very fluent in both languages.
Brandon was the first guest for our podcast show.
One year on, I invited him back to the show to sing. His voice is so much lower now and you can hear the thought is much more mature. I especially like this song "Aftermath" that he wrote. He got weird and very uncomfortable when I tease about his girlfriend issues so I will just let you listen to this yourself.
So different from the crazy 6-year old Brandon that I used to teach not too long ago.
A hilarious, random conversation between us that will never change with time.
Ladies and gentlemen, My dear 14-year-old- Mr Brandon Wu.
It’s still hard to believe Millie was first here in our mosman studio at age 3 at her brother’s lesson.
17 year old Millie talks about how important singing playing a part in her sometimes stressful and at times anxious teenage life. Her view on going to a all girl school since kindergarten is also very interesting.
I always believe people come across each other’s path for a reason. When she sings you can’t help but indulge in her thoughts and voice.
Miss Millie Saric, the only new student I take this year and I am so glad I did.
Bea is the girliest 10-year-old girl I know who has a massive collection of Barbies and just loves everything about fairies, unicorns and mermaids!
"If I am on the horse, I feel nothing else matters," said Bea. She started horse riding at age 6 and talks fondly about her horse "Isabelle". She sings "A million dreams" from The Greatest Showman and "home" from the musical Wonderland.
It's a really cute, sweet conversation with my little Miss Beatrix Cadman.
Olina (Age 22)
It’s hard to believe that Olina is 22 now. She was my little music girl for a very long time.
She talks about what life is like after University, the preparation progress for her thesis and the interesting part-time job in politics.
Olina is a real combination of East meets West. One minute she drinks, parties and tackles in Rugby field and the next minute she speaks fluent Chinese and works towards the law entrance exam.
“Don’t drink too much.” she said to all the kids…
Sometimes crazy sometimes nerdy.
My dear Miss Olina Parrish