Student: Why do we need to know the note names and where they're written? I just want you to tell me the positions. That'd be easier.
*I explain partials, and why sight-reading is important, including talking about getting paid to sight-read gigs sometimes*
Another student: Wait...so are you getting paid to talk to us???
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.