It's that time of year again...time to get ready for a new year of piano lessons. Every August, I make up a binder for teaching, so each of my students has a page. It helps me keep track of everything each student is working on and goals for the year. In making up my new one, I've had the opportunity to go back through last year's book and rediscover some cute quotes that I had jotted down in there. Here are some treasures from last year, that I wanted to save.
One beginner was having some trouble remembering when to play which hand. When I pointed out that she was using the wrong hand, she responded:
My left hand was lying to my right hand!
Another girl was learning a new song titled Stanley the Skunk. She was excited about it, and told me this little story:
Once I saw a skunk with my friend, but I didn't get stinked.
I've heard quite a lot about Webkins at lessons this past year from different students. One girl came into her lesson and announced:
It's my pink poodle's birthday today!
This one is from another girl who had just started piano this past year. In trying to get an idea of how she was liking it, I asked her what she was thinking of piano so far: She responded:
It's fun! It's fun I tell ya!
At the end of a student's lesson, I complimented him on the much better attitude he had compared to the previous week. He explained:
I was just trying to have a happy attitude so I don't get busted again.
One beginner was just starting to learn about intervals (distances between two notes), and she made this observation:
Now I know two kinds of 2nds! The kind you have at supper and the kind on the piano!
One girl had to come to her lesson alone, when she usually came with her sister. She explained her sister's absence by saying:
My sister had her appendicitis taken out.
I can't even remember the context of this one...I think it was just a random comment that popped out in the middle of this girl's lesson:
I have lots of habits...but I'm not allergic to them. No.
The same little girl at another lesson suddenly remembered that I had been engaged some time back, and said:
Hey! Weren't you going to get married??
I responded: "Yep, I did!"
Oh! Congratulations!! High-five!
Last one. I asked one boy when he first came in for his lesson one week if anything new or fun had happened since I had last seen him. He got a bit of a suspicious smile on his face and said:
Yeah, I got the urge to buy pink shirts.