Wit & Wisdom from the
Students of Daniel Light

Daniel Light

Louisville, Kentucky

Teaching piano is my passion and my career. Students frequently delight me with their comments--often hilarious, sometimes witty, occasionally sweet and tender. Here are some of those gems. 

Bless Your Heart

“Why do you suppose Bach wore that powdered wig?” I asked.
“‘Cause he wanted to look famous?”

–2nd grader

“I think that’s when my grandma was born, too.”

–2nd grader, observing Beethoven’s date of birth.

“You should live my life for a day. So stressful!”

–4th grader

“Poor thumb.”

–1st grader, finishing a piece where thumb didn’t get to play

“Coming to piano is the only nice thing that’s happened to me this week.”

“Know why I love my grandma? ‘Cause when it’s my sister’s birthday, she buys me a present too.”

–3rd grader

“We went to Disney, and Mickey kissed me. Twice!”

–1st grader

“Tuesday was the worst day of my life. My friend told four people about my crush.”

–3rd Grader

“I got a flu shot yesterday. I screamed in Walgreens.”

–8th grader

“Mr. Light is right. Playing the piano does make you feel better when you’re sad, angry, or upset.”

–4th grader (Relayed to me by his mom.)

“How was Thanksgiving?”

“I lost two teeth and found out my parents are the tooth fairy. That was disappointing.”

–3rd grader

“What color would you like?”

“Pink,” he answered. “Some boys at school said pink is only for girls.”

“They’re silly,” I replied. “Colors are for everybody.”

–1st grader

“As of last night, I’m totally organized.”

–12th grader

“I bought a cactus.”

–10th grader, while playing, apropos of nothing

“I wish I had a robot to follow me around and solve all my problems.”

–7th grader

“You’re cramping my style,” complained the 10th grader, at being asked to fix sloppy fingering.

“That’s what your parents pay me to do,” I replied.

“How was your Red River Gorge weekend?” I inquired.

“Horrible! There was no WiFi.”

–5th grader

“Don’t cross your legs while you’re playing,” I requested.

“But it makes me feel fancy.”


“Was that okay? I know you’re very particular.”

–7th grader

“I’m really mad you made us come to piano on a holiday!”

–6th grader

With a tear running down his cheek . . .

“Have you ever tasted tears, Mr. Light? They’re delicious.”

–6th grader