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#2078542 - 05/06/13 08:55 PM Funny (or not so funny) Piano Teacher Quotes
JazzyMac Offline
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My Piano Teacher today during Lesson #6:

"There is a special room for people like you who don't practice dynamics".

This quote is best repeated with a dignified Russian accent, and a humorously stoic demeanor.

Oye!
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#2078546 - 05/06/13 09:12 PM Re: Funny (or not so funny) Piano Teacher Quotes [Re: JazzyMac]
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ha I'm afraid I would hear the same thing!


Edited by heathermphotog (05/06/13 09:12 PM)
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#2078623 - 05/07/13 12:34 AM Re: Funny (or not so funny) Piano Teacher Quotes [Re: JazzyMac]
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Originally Posted By: JazzyMac
My Piano Teacher today during Lesson #6:

"There is a special room for people like you who don't practice dynamics".

This quote is best repeated with a dignified Russian accent, and a humorously stoic demeanor.

Oye!


Ah, but you have a wise teacher. Besides the quote of the week, I bet she drove home the message about dynamics that you will keep with you for a long, long time. Whenever you catch yourself playing p when it calls for pp, you will probably see that stoic look. Heck, I think I'll see that look. Your teacher was probably grinning inside.

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#2078673 - 05/07/13 06:40 AM Re: Funny (or not so funny) Piano Teacher Quotes [Re: JazzyMac]
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I'm a hapless, victim....new to piano! Don't put me in that room!! :-)
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#2078689 - 05/07/13 07:28 AM Re: Funny (or not so funny) Piano Teacher Quotes [Re: JazzyMac]
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Hearing that from anyone with a Russian accent would make me a liiiiittle nervous to say the least...
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#2078695 - 05/07/13 07:48 AM Re: Funny (or not so funny) Piano Teacher Quotes [Re: JazzyMac]
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"Ah, you think you can use the pedal to cover yours sins," said in a sexy French accent.
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#2078698 - 05/07/13 07:55 AM Re: Funny (or not so funny) Piano Teacher Quotes [Re: -Frycek]
Allard Offline
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Originally Posted By: -Frycek
"Ah, you think you can use the pedal to cover yours sins," said in a sexy French accent.

Casinitaly is your teacher?
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#2078703 - 05/07/13 08:07 AM Re: Funny (or not so funny) Piano Teacher Quotes [Re: Allard]
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Originally Posted By: Allard
Originally Posted By: -Frycek
"Ah, you think you can use the pedal to cover yours sins," said in a sexy French accent.

Casinitaly is your teacher?


No, that was my one good teacher, a handsome war bride from Marseilles, almost fifty years ago.
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#2078736 - 05/07/13 09:39 AM Re: Funny (or not so funny) Piano Teacher Quotes [Re: JazzyMac]
gooddog Offline
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"Well... you played all the right notes." Also with a thick Russian accent.
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#2078739 - 05/07/13 09:43 AM Re: Funny (or not so funny) Piano Teacher Quotes [Re: gooddog]
R0B Offline
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Originally Posted By: gooddog
"Well... you played all the right notes." Also with a thick Russian accent.


But in the wrong order smile
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#2078752 - 05/07/13 10:20 AM Re: Funny (or not so funny) Piano Teacher Quotes [Re: R0B]
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After proudly playing Chopin Nocturne in E minor for my teacher back in Portland Oregon:

"Well, that's one interpretation."


Edited by SwissMS (05/07/13 10:21 AM)
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#2078758 - 05/07/13 10:36 AM Re: Funny (or not so funny) Piano Teacher Quotes [Re: SwissMS]
CarlosCC Offline
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Originally Posted By: SwissMS
After proudly playing Chopin Nocturne in E minor for my teacher back in Portland Oregon:

"Well, that's one interpretation."

ha
I'm really missing those funny quotes.

Well, as you know I've no teacher but I can guarantee I use to speak with myself in a manner that I couldn't reproduce it on a distinct site like PW...
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#2078768 - 05/07/13 10:59 AM Re: Funny (or not so funny) Piano Teacher Quotes [Re: JazzyMac]
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These are great!!!
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#2078787 - 05/07/13 11:32 AM Re: Funny (or not so funny) Piano Teacher Quotes [Re: JazzyMac]
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Dipseys dad (Beric) to me during a sight reading lesson: "almost"

Me ; "almost?"

Beric : "almost the right note, nearly at the right time, close to the right duration"
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#2078826 - 05/07/13 01:27 PM Re: Funny (or not so funny) Piano Teacher Quotes [Re: -Frycek]
JazzyMac Offline
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Originally Posted By: -Frycek
"Ah, you think you can use the pedal to cover yours sins," said in a sexy French accent.


That's hilarious!
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#2078841 - 05/07/13 02:03 PM Re: Funny (or not so funny) Piano Teacher Quotes [Re: JazzyMac]
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"Try to make some music and not la la la"

La la la was sung in a very children melody. -.-
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#2078907 - 05/07/13 04:53 PM Re: Funny (or not so funny) Piano Teacher Quotes [Re: JazzyMac]
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"You played that like you are mad at Beethoven, try playing it like you love him"
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#2078912 - 05/07/13 05:03 PM Re: Funny (or not so funny) Piano Teacher Quotes [Re: JazzyMac]
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My first teacher didn't speak English, she tried valiantly to use the CDEFGAB names for the notes, instead of DO, RE, MI, FA, SOL, LA, SI

There were days when I didn't know if she was speaking English and saying "C", or speaking Italian and saying "SI" (for B), or if she was saying "Si!" (for Yes!).... but the funniest was one day when she told me I had to play "R"..... she meant RE, but instead of saying D, ....it came out "R".
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#2078917 - 05/07/13 05:24 PM Re: Funny (or not so funny) Piano Teacher Quotes [Re: JazzyMac]
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"Close", said with a grimace.

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#2079432 - 05/08/13 05:08 PM Re: Funny (or not so funny) Piano Teacher Quotes [Re: JazzyMac]
KeysAngler Offline
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After I played a piece:

"Well, that was a bowl of chicken and fish."

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#2079471 - 05/08/13 07:11 PM Re: Funny (or not so funny) Piano Teacher Quotes [Re: JazzyMac]
earlofmar Offline
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Registered: 03/21/13
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mmmmm.......you got me all thinking, is my teacher too soft on me?
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#2079480 - 05/08/13 07:38 PM Re: Funny (or not so funny) Piano Teacher Quotes [Re: Rostosky]
ElleC Offline
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Loc: NJ, USA
Originally Posted By: Rostosky
Dipseys dad (Beric) to me during a sight reading lesson: "almost"

Me ; "almost?"

Beric : "almost the right note, nearly at the right time, close to the right duration"


Lol....classic!
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#2079486 - 05/08/13 08:04 PM Re: Funny (or not so funny) Piano Teacher Quotes [Re: JazzyMac]
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On my 3rd or 4th lesson -

Teacher: Play this with lots of contrast, forte first, then second line piano, third line back to forte.

I played the piece with the changing dynamics best I could.

Teacher: What happened to the dyanmics?

Me: I did them!

Teacher: Oh, you were trying to be subtle.

Me: OMG.
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#2079508 - 05/08/13 09:01 PM Re: Funny (or not so funny) Piano Teacher Quotes [Re: 4evrBeginR]
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Registered: 03/28/13
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Loc: Montana
After my recital last night "Wow, you were really nervous!" smirk

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#2079520 - 05/08/13 09:39 PM Re: Funny (or not so funny) Piano Teacher Quotes [Re: JazzyMac]
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My piano teacher is also my ballet teacher, and her better quotes are during ballet class:

[Russian Accent]

"What are you doing? You only have two legs."

"The audience doesn't have to know you have problems. Try to keep some of it to yourself, yes?"

"Why are you following her? You just make same mistake she makes, then. You think she knows what she's doing? I can assure you she does not."

[/Russian Accent]
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#2079545 - 05/08/13 10:50 PM Re: Funny (or not so funny) Piano Teacher Quotes [Re: TwoSnowflakes]
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Overheard from my daughter's class, my favorite ballet correction:


Is that an arm or a thing?
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#2079546 - 05/08/13 10:51 PM Re: Funny (or not so funny) Piano Teacher Quotes [Re: 4evrBeginR]
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I'm working on a section of a piece which has a back-and-forth between a soprano and baritone voice. My teacher says to think of it as two lovers singing to each other. So I play it in the most tender way possible, and when I'm finished he says, "I heard the beautiful young woman, but the second voice sounded like the drunken uncle at a family reunion." *fail*
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#2079553 - 05/08/13 11:08 PM Re: Funny (or not so funny) Piano Teacher Quotes [Re: JazzyMac]
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"Playing like a wounded water buffalo in heat."

"3.8 on the Richter Scale"
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#2079554 - 05/08/13 11:09 PM Re: Funny (or not so funny) Piano Teacher Quotes [Re: KeysAngler]
JazzyMac Offline
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Originally Posted By: KeysAngler
After I played a piece:

"Well, that was a bowl of chicken and fish."


At least you had surf AND turf!!! crazy
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#2079555 - 05/08/13 11:10 PM Re: Funny (or not so funny) Piano Teacher Quotes [Re: 4evrBeginR]
JazzyMac Offline
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Originally Posted By: 4evrBeginR
On my 3rd or 4th lesson -

Teacher: Play this with lots of contrast, forte first, then second line piano, third line back to forte.

I played the piece with the changing dynamics best I could.

Teacher: What happened to the dyanmics?

Me: I did them!

Teacher: Oh, you were trying to be subtle.

Me: OMG.


I literally laughed out loud at that one!
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