267 - Master's Degree
*upon finding out that my sister has her master's in flute but I do not have my master's*
Student: You didn't, like, take classes from your dad or anything?
Me: ...why would that help...?
Student: I dunno. I thought maybe your dad had started a college or something.
That's a pretty normal thought to have. I understand.
266 - Weak Toes
*while playing something for a beginning student, I see his trombone slowly fall to the ground*
Student: Oh. I guess my toes aren't strong enough to hold up my trombone...
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.