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. 

Sarcasm R Us

“I’m pretty sure this piece must have been written by aliens.”

–11th grader

“I’m gonna start posting #ThingsMyPianoTeacherSays.”

–6th grader

“You’ll play better if you sit with good posture,” I said.

“Good posture will also be important if I want to have a high-society position,” he replied. “But I don’t plan to be in high society. I plan to stay home all day.”

–5th grader

“Well, aren’t you a ray of sunshine.”

–10th grader

“I would never disappoint the great and mighty Mr. Light.”

–6th grader

“You woke the baby Jesus,” I responded after a boisterous rendition of Silent Night.

“I think if I were being worshipped, I’d at least stay awake for it.”

–5th grader

“I practiced 20 minutes a day this week. It was harsh!”

–5th grader

“What tempo did you achieve on your Bach Invention this week?” I asked.

“You’re gonna die before I finish,” he replied.

–10th grader

“I’m glad I’m playing for Piano Guild. It means I get to skip two hours of saying the rosary.”

–7th grader