Ed Sheeran took elementary-aged kids at South London’s Ecclesbourne Primary School by surprise after joining their Zoom class taught by his friend, songwriter Timothy Spoerer.
Ed took part in a Q&A with the class and taught them how to play guitar, while also reflecting on his own time at school.
Sheeran showed the kids how to play his famous track “Perfect” on the guitar and admitted that he “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.” “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,'” Sheeran added.
He also told them that he wouldn’t be releasing new music any time soon. “I need a year off not doing anything,” he said. “Getting back to normal life.”