“You’re more fun than my first teacher. She was kind of . . . serious.” –3rd grader

“I can play ‘Baby Shark’ in seven keys.” –4th grader

“You’re in for a treat tonight, Mr. Light.” –8th grader who had practiced every day of the week

“We had a dance Friday night, and I somehow managed to get a girlfriend while there. ” –7th grader

“You made it sound like The Piano Guys!” –2nd grader, at the end of a “Jingle Bells” duet with improvised accompaniment

“It’s over already? Either that was really short, or something is very wrong here.” –8th grader, at being surprised his lesson was over