Student: My mom sight-read my accompaniment no problem [she has a master's in piano]. She's a piano wizar...witch. My mom's a witch.
Me: Wow, you just called your mom a witch??
Student: Well, I was going to call her a wizard, but then I went with the female version of that. So I called her a witch. She's from Harlem.
Me (confused, knowing she isn't): ...?
Student: Ok, she's not, but you know, Harlem? Like the Harlem Witch Trials?
Me: . . .you mean the *Salem* Witch Trials...
*student throws hat and walks away laughing at himself*
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.