Me: As you're playing your instrument, try to think of a time when you were playing football that everything went really well for you.
Student [he plays defensive line]: Well...there was one time I took the ball out of the center's hands before he handed it to the quarterback.
I don't even know how that happens, but I was impressed. And slightly embarrassed for that center...
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.