*beginning of lesson*
Me: You should practice minimum 30 minutes a day, at least 6 days a week.
Student: I don't have time. But my parents told me to practice 20 minutes a day, 5 days a week.
*end of lesson*
Student: And then I get home and eat, and then I do homework, and then I play video games or watch a movie.
Me: So. Remember when you said you didn't have time to practice...?
Student: ...oh...I should've kept my mouth shut...
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.