Me: If you turn a faucet on, then flick your finger through the water, you're breaking the water stream but the water is constant coming out of the faucet. When you're doing legato tonguing, your tongue should be breaking the air stream but the air has to be steady.
Student: That sounds like science class today.
Me: Oh? Why so?
Student: We learned about water having arms.
Me: ...I'm going to need to talk to your science teacher...
It made more sense after she explained they were talking about water molecules linking to create surface tension.
I have been teaching music across the Twin Cities since 2011. Along with seeing students grow as musicians and people, one of the joys of teaching is the ridiculous things my students say.