A week after having a fourth grade trumpet student explain to me why the way I was telling her to think about breathing was physically and scientifically not how it works, I told her to project her sound so she could be heard at the golf course a mile and a half away. Her very matter of fact response:
Student: Um...that's impossible; sound doesn't travel through walls like 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.