“Ah, the metronome. A pianist’s treasured friend.” –eye-rolling 6th grader

“The metronome aggernates me when there’s a ritard.” –2nd grader

“You want it. I do it.” –7th grader, at being asked to practice with a metronome

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

“This week my parents sat at the piano with me and MADE me use the metronome.” –5th grader (not pleased)

“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