210 - Friend
Was at a local high school doing sectionals today.
Student 1: *asks inappropriate question*
Me: That is not appropriate to ask a teacher...
Student 2: Well, we think of you as more of a friend.
At least I'm still cool to high school students...?
209 - Swift Justice
*student randomly lays down on floor in the middle of his lesson*
Me: Just so you know, that's right where I've been emptying my spit valve.
Student: Yeaaah...I realize that now... That's what I get for being dumb during lessons...
The wet spot right in the middle of his back made him uncomfortable the rest of the lesson. Swift justice is a sweet, sweet thing.
208 - Trombong
*student pulls mouthpiece out of instrument and puts it partially in his mouth*
Student (after removing mouthpiece): So...would it work to smoke on my mouthpiece?
No surprise, he's a trombonist. But I don't think he ever would smoke anything...?
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.