61 - Delete
Student: My brain is full, so I need to delete some things from it. I think I'll delete all the pictures of walls. I have a lot of those.
60 - Baby Face
A student saw me without a beard for the first time (after not shaving it off for 16 months).
Student: You look like you're in high school.
59 - Rock Star
*I accidentally forget a hair-tie*
Student (the following week): You have great long hair. You're like a rock star.
58 - Puff Cheeks
Me: Try to not puff your cheeks when you play.
Student: But that's how they always play tuba in cartoons!
And some people claim TV doesn't affect kids behavior.
57 - Listening
Student: I'm good at listening. But only when I want to be.
Me: So...you're basically like the Randy Moss of listening...?
Student: Except I'm probably better.
I later realized this student wasn't old enough to remember Moss as a Viking. Probably better that way...
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.