“I think there’s a curse on your house that makes me play badly.” –7th grader

“My brain is too filled with Jack things.” –Jack, on why he couldn’t focus

“My leg was itching. That’s why I couldn’t focus!” –7th grader

“I couldn’t practice much this week. I had to unpack from my trip.” –15 year old male

“Mr. Light, My brain can only hold so much, and piano only gets 1/100th of the space.” –7th grader

“I didn’t practice because we had important things to do, like Camp Hi-Ho and TV watching.” –4th grader