2 - Not TOO Good...
Student: I want to have better tone, but not too good, because I don't want to get first chair, because then I would have to spend all my time practicing the music, and I don't want to do that.
Sometimes students don’t get it.
1 - Cliffs
Student: So I shouldn't drive off one cliff into the other?
In reference to over-correcting from playing notes too long to playing them too short. He meant out of one ditch into the other.
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.