My student didn't practice most of the week, so I told him to pretend I wasn't there and practice like he would at home.
*student plays a difficult passage*
Student (muttering to self): I don't know if that was any good. I wish John was here so he could tell me if that was right.
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.