“I wish we had snack time at piano lessons.” –7th grader

“Hey, you got a new metronome, Mr. Light! I could have given you mine. I never use it anyway.” –7th grader

“My dad said he heard you play a wrong note in church yesterday.” –5th grader

“You woke the baby Jesus,” I responded after a boisterous rendition of Silent Night. “I think if I were being worshipped, I’d at least stay awake for it.” –5th grader

“If you don’t practice that piece with a metronome this week, I’m gonna haunt you in your sleep.” “You’re already in my nightmares.” –7th grader

“I’m glad I’m playing for Piano Guild. It means I get to skip two hours of saying the rosary.” –7th grader