Me: Did you practice this week?
Student’s mom: You can’t just always answer “Maybe.”
Student: But that’s what [friend’s] Magic 8 Ball kept saying!
Me: You aren’t a Magic 8 Ball.
Student: Sometimes I wish I was.
Some kids want to be doctors, some athletes, and some police officers; I get the ones who want to be toys that fake-predict your future.
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.