Me: Pretend I'm [orchestra conductor] and that you are auditioning for me.
*student plays piece*
Me: Let me hear the beginning faster.
*student plays first note and pauses; I wait for him to restart and continue; he does not*
Student (with as straight a face as he can manage): Sir, would you like to hear me play anything else?
Kids these days... 🤦♂️
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.