28 - I Quit
Student: I quit.
*walks toward the door a few feet and spins around a couple times*
Student: Ok. I'm back.
27 - Problems
Student: I've always had trouble with that note.
Student (later): That has been a problem for me since I started playing.
This student had been playing for less than two weeks...
26 - Copy That
I asked a student how his week was. After he responded, his mom said, "...and, 'How was your week?'", implying he needed to ask me how my week was.
Student: Command C.
25 - Weird
I told my student not to lock his slide arm to his side…
Student: I like my arm touching my shirt. And I like it touching my stomach. And...this is sounding really weird, so I'm going to stop now...
Student [upon finding out I've never had a girlfriend]: You should buy six cats.
Student: I think God is up in heaven at a big console, pressing buttons to change the weather and other stuff. He's wearing a headset, so He can contact all the angels, who are flying around wearing headsets too. And sometimes He's like, “It's boring down there on Earth”, and then he sends down some of His technology.
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.