86 - You're a Wizard, Harry!
Sometimes teaching becomes ridiculous.
One of my piano students has a habit of pretending to cast silent spells on the piano. Today names were given to spells:
"Expeliodorous" – Used to ward off unwanted odors from the release of gasses from the human body
"Practioso" – Used to aid oneself in practicing better/more
"Expectohandioso handius handy dandy wandy" – *Used to allow your hands to play something you haven't played before
The final spell lead to him creating the "Handiosaurus: a cross between spinosaurus, stegosaurus, and gigantopithecus."
*Alas, we discovered on this one that neither of us are good spell-casters, and that he is not a good sight-reader.
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.