Student (who hadn't seen me at the school before): Who are you?
Student 2 [18-year old...]: He's my dad.
Me: Uh, sure...I've been leading low brass sectionals here for a few months.
Student 2: Actually, he's not my dad. My beard's better than his.
Me: And my kid would have more respect for others than that.
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.