Thursday, March 24, 2016

Kids Say the Darnedest Things About History

Some of the duets in the books I use with younger students have no attributable composer, so they're listed as "18th Century" in the place where the composer's name usually goes. I try to turn this into a quick history lesson.... ME: When was the 18th century? KID: A long time ago. (The next kid answered that question the exact same way...)

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Kids Say the Darnedest Things About Harmony

A student was really excited about playing duets at a recent lesson... ME: Ok, it's time to make some nice harmony now. KID: I love harmony! It makes me happy. It reminds me of world peace and French onions.