“Mr. Light, did your Christmas tree have candles on it when you were a kid?” –1st grader

“You sound like the genie from Aladdin.” –2nd grader

“Put this assignment sheet in your piano binder the minute you get home,” I said to the 2nd grader who forgot his binder today. “Yes, Your Majesty,” he replied.

“When can I leave? This seems longer than usual.” –2nd grader

“I’ll play the duet part with you on the recital,” I said. “Oh, poo!” –1st grader

“This piece is a pain in the butt.” –adult student