Sometimes when I ask my piano student a question about something on the music, he'll try to find the answer written on the page, but pretends he isn't looking. Most of the time he finds it eventually. Today he was a little further away from his book than normal, so he came up with this this:
Me: How do you build a triad?
Student: ...monkey pieces?
It said something about "any key". No idea where the "pieces" came from...
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.