Beginning band director: Who is called The Father of Classical Music?
Some students' answers:
"Elvis Presley" (x5+)
"Zeus, because he was the father of Apollo, and Apollo created music."
"God, because He created everything."
A few students guessed Mozart and Beethoven, but none got the right answer...
One of my students is in one of the bands my older brother directs.
Me: What are your goals for lessons?
Student: To finish this book so I can make it into the next band.
Me: Ok, what's keeping you from finishing that?
Student: Your brother.
Glad he has a sense of humor.
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.