Student 1: Am I taking lessons this semester?
Me: Unfortunately Student 2 and 3 are signed up during your band class already, and both my after school times are filled, so not right now.
Student 1: Okay. [under his breath, jokingly] I'll just have to beat up Student 2 before he gets in then.
Me: Say what now??
Student 1: Oh, nothing!
Aww, they're fighting over me now.
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.