Justin Tim­ber­lake gave a surprise mas­ter­class to high school stu­dents

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

The singer-and-ac­tor stunned pupils at New­town High School of the Per­form­ing Arts in Syd­ney when he turned out to be the "spe­cial guest" they were ex­pect­ing in a tu­to­rial late last month, and he en­joyed watch­ing the stu­dents per­form for him. Video footage posted on Justin's Face­book page showed the stu­dents scream­ing in shock when he en­tered the room, be­fore he set­tled down on the floor to lis­ten to the pupils' songs and give them feed­back. At the end of the ses­sion, he ad­vised them to "stay cu­ri­ous" and added: "You guys are re­ally spe­cial, this was awe­some for me. This was a real treat to get to hear you guys and see you guys, so thank you." The 'Trolls' star de­lighted Fer­gus Lip­ton with his re­ac­tion to his acous­tic guitar ac­com­pa­nied song 'Snow'. Justin told him: "Wow... that was awe­some, like truly awe­some. That was beau­ti­ful, man and your voice is re­ally spe­cial... I'd put that on the ra­dio now." Fer­gus later told Aus­tralia's 'To­day' show: "Justin said he would like to put (my song) on the ra­dio which was a big com­pli­ment. "He was so gen­uine. Justin got into how much he like the lyrics and vul­ner­a­bil­ity is re­ally im­por­tant in mu­sic." The school's head of mu­sic, Christo­pher Miller, said the 35year-old star - who has a son, Si­las, 20 months, with wife Jes­sica Biel - quickly built a gen­uine rap­port with the stu­dents. He said: "Justin wanted to give a lit­tle back, and work with some mu­sic stu­dents. "I was re­ally blown away by his sin­cer­ity, he built an in­stant rap­port with the stu­dents. Ev­ery­thing he said was gen­uine and re­ally pos­i­tive."

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