We are so thrilled to be able to serve dear families from all over the world. We are pleased to pass along some of the kind notes that have been sent our way as well as reviews from families with Old Schoolhouse Magazine. Enjoy!
-Peter and Sarah
-Peter and Sarah
Notes from Parents...
*children's names changed for the sake of privacy
"You have been a godsend for me, there is no way I'd be able to teach all the kids and they are now happy to do their lessons. They really love seeing you!" Page W.
"One of my favorite things in the world is the random music playing all day long. What a gift!!!" Sharon A.
"I just wanted to drop a note to tell you how much we appreciate Jane's violin lessons. She loves them and this summer she had the opportunity to show them off in her first orchestra performance. It was just a small one after a 4-day violin camp, but both of the instructors were very impressed with how she played. We appreciate that Practice Monkeys makes this possible for her." - Dawn P.
"I really enjoy the community of students from around the world. I love the motivation to practice that comes from having a teacher outside of the house that I can access from home anytime. My kids are growing and becoming better in music and that makes me so grateful for your programs! I love the flexibility of the live classes and video classes, so that I can do what works best that day for me." - Overseas Mama
"Thanks for all you do! Your program is by far the best music program our kids have been involved with and they LOVE it. Keep it up!" - Heidi H.
"Thank you for your passion to teach music and the opportunity to learn from home (as otherwise this would not be possible)." Kristen E.
"Hi!! Just wanted to say that the video for Allegro in level 5 was just so incredibly fun!! Rebecca loved the story SO much!! Those treehouse videos are just the best!" Jenn B.
"I want to thank you so much for your outstanding teaching & mentoring of Michael. You combine a happy, energetic teaching style with respect and seriousness for the undertaking of a difficult instrument. Your approach and attitude has been so encouraging to us! He has come so far because of you!" Rebecca R.
"Audrey's audition this afternoon went so well. When they first saw her they assumed she was auditioning for children’s orchestra based on her age. After she played they said they thought she would be bored in Children’s orchestra and said they were placing her in second violin in the Fort Wayne Youth Orchestra. She is thrilled. Thank you again for all your help!!!"
"We really appreciate all your hard work with the kids and the valuable encouragement you offer!" - Laisha T.
"Just a quick note to say how much Steven and Maddie are enjoying your program! Today both kids were bouncing around, “Our teacher knows about CC and Lutherans!” I’m so thankful we found you. It’s been a real answer to prayer." - Melissa H.
"Thank you for everything you do. You have an amazing gift, and I know so many families are so grateful that you work so hard to share it with so many." - Kylie M.
"Thank You for all you do for these kiddos! Practice Monkeys has been a blessing!" - Abigail F.
"Just wanted to say that my audition has been accepted for the Jackson Symphony Youth Orchestra and we will be performing in October! I wanted to thank you for all that you've taught me, and helped me to be a better musician. You have such an inexhaustible joy and understanding to the persnickety nature of the violin and performing, and you help me to push to heights of musical mastery. Thank you again for all your help and investment. (from one of our Intermediate Level Students, Level 11)
"Practice Monkeys is an outstanding program and we love it so much! I can't say enough about Mrs. Van Kleeck and Mrs. Steward. They are truly excellent teachers; incredibly patient and encouraging. They sincerely care about their students. The standards and expectations are well-communicated, and ample resources have been designed and shared to ensure student success. The assessment portion of the program is straightforward and easy to comprehend. We couldn't be happier to have finally found AMAZING Suzuki method teachers (and the price is so affordable it's unbelievable!). Highly, highly recommended!" (Meg G.)
"Thank you, Mrs. Peterson, for spending time with my daughter this afternoon. I love seeing others encourage her and dignify her hard work. My kids LOVE doing assessments-- you make them so fun! Please continue in your faithful and kind teaching! Thank you so much." (Emily F.)
"I just wanted to say thank you so much for all you do! My girls are thriving in your classes more than other piano classes they have taken in the past. " Elizabeth Z.
What a blessing it has been to be able to share our classes with the Review Crew over at Old Schoolhouse Magazine. Here are links to the 2019 reviews of our violin program!