I wanted a student to tap quarter notes with his left hand while tapping a syncopation with his right hand...
Student: I caaaan't do iiiit. That's impossible.
Me: I can do it, so it's not impossible.
Student: Well, you must be a robot.
I suppose I've been called worse things.
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.