64 - Noises
A student was quietly making weird noises to himself while I wrote something.
Me: ...what are you doing?
Student: Making noises like I'm barfing.
Sometimes it's better to not know.
63 - Practicing
Sometimes kids ideas of what words mean is different from my idea of what words mean.
Me: How did practicing go this week?
Me: How many days did you practice?
62 - Parts Shop
My 8-year-old piano student was massaging his hands, popping his fingers, or something similar:
Me: Are you ok?
Student: Yeah, I just had to bring my hands to the finger parts shop. Like an auto parts shop, except for fingers.
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.