Me: In the long run, you might find you like playing piano; 6 months, a year, or 10 down the road.
Student: That's not the long run, if I live to be 150 years old.
Me: Who knows, maybe when you get to college one of your friends will want to start a band. Then you could be like, "Hey, I play keys."
Student: That's a long ways away.
Me: Not if you live to be 150.
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.