I was teaching a trombone lesson, when my next student walked in, came over to where I was talking to my current student, and stood there with his hand raised while I finished my thought (probably 10-15 seconds). It seemed important, so I acknowledged his raised hand, and...
Student [excitedly]: So, you know how the door handle turns down to open it? You can also turn it up too to open it!
I don't know what I expected from a middle school trombonist...
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.