“That piece doesn’t spark joy for me.” –4th grader

“I would say that piece is vanilla, but I actually like vanilla. Let’s just call it a poopy piece.” –7th grader

“Whole notes are kind of fancy.” –1st grader

“Eighth grade is pretty intense. I’m not a fan.” –8th grader

“My duet partner wasn’t very chatty. Boys aren’t chatty with girls. Next time I want a girl partner.” –3rd grade girl

“Mr. Light is right. Playing the piano does make you feel better when you’re sad, angry, or upset.” –4th grader (Relayed to me by his mom.)