My student was playing Oh, Susanna, but he was rushing pretty badly.
Me: Stephen Foster wasn’t Russian, right?
Me: Right. So don’t you be a rushin’.
Student: Isn’t that racist?
I’m not sure he quite understands racism yet.
Also, sorry/not sorry for that far overused pun.
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.