Wit & Wisdom from the
Students of Daniel Light

Daniel Light

Louisville, Kentucky

Teaching piano is my passion and my career. Students frequently delight me with their comments--often hilarious, sometimes witty, occasionally sweet and tender. Here are some of those gems. 

Parental Units

“Mom’s been gone this week, so Dad just let us eat candy.”

–3rd grader

“My mom won’t let me get a toad, so I guess I’ll get a parakeet.”

–3rd grader

“My dad sounds like an elephant when he blows his nose.”

–2nd grader

“I counted all my Halloween candy and wrote down how many pieces of each kind I have. That way I’ll know how many pieces my parents steal.”

–3rd grader

“My dad burped for 10 seconds at dinner. I timed it.”

–3rd grader

“Yesterday, my dad was like, ‘Wrong note! Wrong note!’ So I was glad he was at work today.”

–3rd grader

“My mom made me practice every day this week.”

–7th grader

“I always stay up really late, but my parents don’t know.”

–1st grader

“I’m gonna walk to the car at a snail’s pace just to annoy my mom.”

–8th grader

“My parents made me play violin for, like, five years. That was even worse than piano.”

–6th grader

“Honey, put on your sweater. You’ll freeze in Mr. Light’s house.”

–Piano Mom

My mom was getting really mad at me when we practiced this yesterday.”

–7th grader

“My mom hates all of my Piano Guild pieces.”

–7th grader

“My mom said a cuss word when I almost missed the bus this morning.”

–7th grader

“This week my parents sat at the piano with me and MADE me use the metronome.”

–5th grader (not pleased)

“My dad said he heard you play a wrong note in church yesterday.”

–5th grader