Summer band started last week, so I get to start my day with 20 beginning trumpet students at 8AM (yep ), then a *handful of trombones+some baritones. Today:
Beginning student: You should go to the city and open your case and play trombone, because you're good and I bet people would pay you money to play.
Me: Well, I made [decent amount of money] this weekend from performances, so I already get paid to play.
*students look at me in awe*
*A group of trombonists should officially be called a handful, like a gaggle of geese or murder of crows; a handful of trombonists.
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.