“You could teach a dead body to play piano.” –Adult student, in response to my praising her good progress.

“Why didn’t Mozart have any chickens? Because they always say ‘Bach, Bach, Bach.'” –1st grader

“I just had sugar!” –1st grader, walking in to her lesson, as if I needed to be warned

“You should put your highlighter tape in rainbow order,” she suggested. “I don’t remember rainbow order,” I replied. “MR. LIGHT! How can you not know the order of rainbow colors? I learned that in kindergarten!” –3rd...

“I love your story, but it needs to end sometime.” –1st grader, telling me about his very chatty classmate

“Are we really allowed to add a rest on the barline?” I asked. “No, but I smiled when I did it.” –4th grader