Student: You don't get paid enough, you have to put up with students like me, and you get two hours of sleep. Your life sucks. Why do you do this?
Me: Stop doing that thing you're not supposed to be doing right now [not exact words].
Student: But why? Are you a sad slab?
Me: Yes. That is why they call me Sad Slab.
Me Just kidding, no one calls me that.
Student: I do now!
Me: Sorry if I'm a little weirder than normal today, I'm...
Me: ...being destroyed by insomnia right now...
When your student doesn't like piano...
Student: For some reason piano makes even the alphabet hard.
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.