At the high school I just started at a few weeks ago...
Me (to three french horn players): Since this is my first time working with advanced horn players, let me know if there's anything you need differently from me.
Student: You need to bring us donuts.
They know what's important. I love this school already.
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.