261 - Fidget Spinner, Part 2
Two summers ago one of my students was talking about how great fidget spinners were. Our conversation basically went like this:
Me: Fidget spinners are dumb.
Student: You should try them!
Student: When's your birthday?
Me: I don't have one.
He stopped taking lessons after that summer, then started back up this spring. Today he handed me a package, which I was confused by, until...
Student: Can you guess what it is?
Me: Oh no... Whyyyy...? Why a fidget spinner?
I almost didn't open it at that point...and now I have a fidget spinner...Sunday lessons are the worst. 😐
260 - Sing, Sang, Sung
*I sing a phrase for a student the way he played it, breathing every bar and cutting off the ends of notes before breathing*
Me: What was wrong with the way I just sang that?
Student: ...you...don't have a good voice?
Teaching is brutal sometimes. 😂
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.