Comments from the 2011 Evaluation of the teacher and lessons:
"Things are going great and my daughter loves piano. I think you do a great job with contests, using lots of different kinds so kids of all sorts can succeed. The computer games and practice minutes are our favorites. I would recommend you to anyone" Melissa R.
"Mrs. Hoke is a great teacher. She is very supportive and gives lots of encouragement. I admire her organization and creativity in running her studio. I think her music knowledge is a huge asset for students because you learn all aspects of music" - Roxanne
"Even though she just started, Rachel is enjoying her lessons. She really likes you and is comfortable arond you, and of course she loves earning piano dollars and shopping at the "store"! She loves playing the games too"
"Three years and still no complaints. My daughter always enjoys her lessons. Thank you for helping her play music to have her whole family enjoy" Melissa (name of student withheld)
"I have really enjoyed taking piano lessons! I really like how upbeat and positive you are. You also...have patience...I enjoy choosing my own songs and I like that you help me too. It's so helpful when you play them for me! You're never critical. You're always encouraging even when I pick a song that too hard!..." Susan
"I like the fact that you help me with things I don't understand. You are an awesome teacher!! The contests are fun and really helps me to keep practicing. The book of theory pages was a really good idea too. I also like the fact we talk but get down to the important stuff. It also helps me when you let me fiture stuff like chords out on my own. It helps me to remember them better. I also like the fact you explain stuff. "...you make learning to play the piano fun...Love the newsletter and structure or scheduling missed lessons. Also appreciate you beginning and ending lessons on time." (from mother of student)
"...I love the goal sheet. It will motivate me to keep track of my progress and focus on what I want to accomplish as well as see what I have accomplished. I like how you tailor the lessons to meet each student's needs and take into consideration what they want to learn as well as teaching what they need to learn..."
from adult student:
"I greatly enjoy my lessons...Mrs. Hoke is very supportive and encouraging. She presents the lessons in a way I can understand without making me feel stupid. I also appreciate all her knowledge in music history and theory. I am very impressed by the many ways she engages students in learning and practice by computer games and rewards. The newsletter is also a nice added touch and benefit for students."