271 - Sassafrass
In the continuing saga of student who doesn't think I can sing...
Student: Do you play piano?
Me: Yes, a little.
Student: Maybe you should play that instead of trombone.
Student: Or maybe you should sing full-time instead. Then maybe you could sound good.
Sassy student is sassy.
270 - Magical Alphabet
*students sing A-B-C-D-E-F-G, then back down*
Director: What is this called?
Student: The magical alphabet!
I mean...you're not wrong.
A student had a scale sheet with the "Db Major" scale in 6 flats instead of the usual 5.
Student: I think [band director/my older brother] is trying to trick me. Thanks for fixing it. You're better looking too.
268 - I See Dead People
Me: Did you practice much this week?
Student: Not a lot. I had much more fun things to do.
Me: You better not say video games.
Student (far too excitedly): No, I went to a funeral yesterday and I got to see a dead body!
😳 If I end up mysteriously disappearing, I have a suspect for you...
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.