Friday, February 19, 2016

(College) Kids Say the Darnedest Things About Their Musical Choices

I was helping my saxophone students select their recital pieces, and I made an attempt to have them not chose the same piece... ME. I'm trying to steer you away from this piece, because (another student) is playing it, and... KID: don't want us to wear the same dress to the prom? ME: Something like that, yeah. (It's even funnier when you realize that both of the students in question are guys...)

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Kids Continue to Say the Darnedest Things About Classical Composers

This one is playing "Menuett" by Friedrich Kuhlau, and his origin came up during s lesson... ME: Where is Kuhlau from? KID: France? ME: His first name was Friedrich, if that helps. Does that, or Kuhlau, sound like they're from anyplace in particular? KID: Hawaii? ME: No, that would be Luau. KID: Oh yeah!

Monday, February 01, 2016

Kids Continue to Say the Darnedest Things About Their Mistakes

During a quartet rehearsal, one of the players hit a glaringly wrong note in an area that had been problem-free up to that point... ME: Why did you hit a B instead of a D? KID: My eyes were fluctuating.