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. 


“My grandma gave me a Coke that expired in 2017.

–4th grader

“I saw ‘naked’ in the dictionary today.”

–3rd grader

“May the fourth be with you.”

–3rd grader, just before playing a piece that began with the interval of a fourth.

“I left my piano books in the car all week, and mom said I could wear mascara to the father-daughter dance tonight.”

–3rd grader

“Today was opposite day.”
“How did you participate?”
“I combed my hair.”

–9th grader

“I think I’m growing in my hip.”

–3rd grader

“You know there are invisible unicorns, right? That’s how you can sneak them into school.”

–3rd grader

“Know why I wanted to learn cello when I was little? ‘Cause it rhymes with jello.”

–2nd grader

“I bought a cactus.”

–10th grader, while playing, apropos of nothing

“Oh, yeah, I ate a carrot while I was practicing yesterday.”

–6th grader