Me: So...you need to focus. If you can focus doing things you don't like, it'll be easier to focus doing things you do like.
Student: That actually makes a lot of sense.
*immediately, student looks at illustration of what legato should/shouldn't sound like on whiteboard*
Student: That looks like a hotdog!
Student: ...I'm so sorry!
To be fair, it did...
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.