Out of the Mouths of Babes…

Kids really do say the darndest things. I am going to attempt to keep track of some of the more amusing ones. Feel free to add any you think deserve notice!

  • One of my piano students, an 8-year-old boy, was having a bad day, overwhelmed by homework, and just not feeling into piano. I asked him if there was anything I could do to help him feel better, and he replies seriously “Not unless you have a dog.” He meant for it to eat his homework. XDThen later he had some root beer and was taking a long slurp. I was trying to get him to hurry up and he says, “I’m sorry, I just really like root beer. My mom likes root beer too, and even my dad likes it. But he likes any kind of beer.” lololol. This kid.
  • A piano student asked me a question one day, something like, “Does this piano have an off switch, or is it solar-powered?”
  • 3rd grade girl asks me: “Can I sit next to Bobby, so I can help him? He’s artistic.”
  • When subbing for a middle school band class at the beginning of the year.
    Me: “Where are my trombones?” *students raise hands* “Saxophones?” etc. Then, to a student without an instrument: “What are you? Where’s your instrument?” Student: “I’m not gonna play an instrument.” Me: “So you’re just gonna sit there and be…nothing?” Student: “I’ll be black.” Me: *mental facepalm*
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About Lady Fair

Lady is a musician with a bachelor's degree in music education. She plays multiple instruments and has participated in numerous musical ensembles, giving her a wide variety of experiences and knowledge to use in her teaching career. Of her ensemble participation, she has fifteen years of band experience, nine years choral, and four years in orchestra. Éowyn's primary instrument is clarinet, with voice and piano being close secondary instruments. Throughout her musical education career she studied voice and clarinet simultaneously. In addition to clarinet, piano, and voice, she has also studied violin and oboe at the college level, and also plays recorder, tin whistle, and other instruments in the woodwind family. If you ask her, she will say, "I chose to major in music education because I have a desire to use my knowledge and experience in music to share its beauty and foster a love of music in the hearts of my students. I hope to encourage my students to try their hardest, feel like they have accomplished something, and give them a life long passion for music." Lady currently teaches private lessons on clarinet, sax, flute, oboe, piano, and voice, and recently gained a position teaching orchestra and chorus at a local middle school. She is also a member of the Once Upon a Dream woodwind ensembles.
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