15/06/2017 5:25 PM AEST | Updated 15/06/2017 5:34 PM AEST

Watch: The 12-Year-Old Guitar Prodigy Who Plays From the Heart

Practice makes perfect. Passion makes Jeremy Yong.

Child musical prodigies are seemingly common these days, especially with the advent of YouTube enabling kids to learn quickly and share their talents with the world.

What sets 12-year-old guitarist Jeremy Yong apart from his young peers however isn't his impressive technical ability. It's the way he plays.

"Guitar has always been my passion and what I've always wanted to do," Yong told HuffPost Australia.

"But I don't want to be that kid that works so hard, 24 hours a day, his parents telling him exactly what to do. I just want to play from the heart."

Technical precision can be learned. It's a matter of applying yourself and maintaining discipline. But playing from the heart? That is something you are born with.

Learn more about Jeremy at his website, his Instagram and his Facebook page.