56 - Monkey Pieces
Sometimes when I ask my piano student a question about something on the music, he'll try to find the answer written on the page, but pretends he isn't looking. Most of the time he finds it eventually. Today he was a little further away from his book than normal, so he came up with this this:
Me: How do you build a triad?
Student: ...monkey pieces?
It said something about "any key". No idea where the "pieces" came from...
55 - Agents
Was subbing for a friend and got to share some of my compositions with the class. Some of the kids decided they liked them and that I should send my music to Disney or Nintendo.
Student 1: I'll be your agent. I'll charge you $100.
Student 2: Well, I'll charge you $99.99, plus $1,000 in taxes.
Not sure he has figured out how contract bidding works yet.
54 - Beard
*I walk into band room with massive beard*
High school student (in awe) to his band director (about me): You were right about his beard!
53 - Crane
Student (in reference to a note he played): It sounds like a crane falling.
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.