Background: student has had numerous sports injuries during the 2+ years he's been taking lessons from me.
*student accidentally hits stand, chair, keyboard, etc. with trombone during lesson*
Me: Dude, you have to be more aware of what's around you. Think of your trombone as an extension of your body.
Student: I don't think that's a good idea given how poorly I treat my body. 😂
I conceded that point and told him to protect it like it's a baby...
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.