Wit & Wisdom from the
Students of Daniel Light

Daniel Light

Louisville, Kentucky

Teaching piano is my passion and my career. Students frequently delight me with their comments--often hilarious, sometimes witty, occasionally sweet and tender. Here are some of those gems. 


“Mom said my breath smells like donkey butt.”

–1st grader

“I tooted. Can you smell that?”

–2nd grader

“Do you need a tissue?” I asked.

“No,” she replied, and wiped her runny nose on her sleeve.

–3rd grader

“I can’t smell anything. You know why? ‘Cause I have such a snotty nose.”

–1st grader

“Guess what! I got my first wiggly top tooth!”

Fingers go in mouth. Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle. Then directly to the piano keyboard.

I love my job.

“That looks like the color of vomit.”

–1st grader, rejecting the colored pencil I offered

“Now I understand why they call it cutting the cheese.”

–flatulent 6th grader

“It had been in there a long time,” said the 9-year-old returning from a bathroom break, describing his stool in vivid detail.

“I don’t need to hear about that.”