9.08.2010

"Just so you know..."

Today I taught two of my students their first piano lessons of the semester.
To be honest, I wasn't too jazzed about the fact that I have to teach 5 students this semester and only get paid for one. (The other 4 count as credit for one of my classes.)

My first student didn't help my attitude much. Decent 11 year old boy, cute. Typical sport- and video-game-loving type, not extremely excited about piano.

But the second was a 9 year old girl, and she changed my attitude about teaching completely. The first thing she said when she walked through the door:

"Just so you know, I haven't had a piano lesson since May. And I've blocked all things piano from my brain this summer. So.. pretty much you're probably gonna have to re-teach everything to me. I don't even remember what the notes are."

This might seem a little disrespectful, but she said all this with a huge grin on her face, and I knew I was in for a treat.

She continued to make blunt and witty comments throughout the remainder of her lesson, and was constantly cracking me up! A 9 year old girl!

As she was walking out, I told her I was really excited to teach her this semester and I could tell she was going to be a good and fun student.

Her reply:
"Yeah, I am. But you only said my name once, and I saw you read it off a paper. Will you even be able to remember my name?"
and before I could open my mouth, she giggled, turned the corner, and was gone.

I always love someone who can make me laugh, no matter the age. And that girl has got a sassy, spunky, completely hilarious personality. This semester is going to be great!

1 comment:

Catherine Anne said...

I love that!! So hilarious and how lucky are those two kids to be taking piano from YOU!? SO lucky to take from one of the greats! You are one incredibly talented chica! Love ya!