Each year I say goodbye to some students but welcome others. In January alone I met 7 new people, some were walk-ins while others actually booked a trial lesson. When new students step inside the classroom for the first time many of them are surprised at the casual atmosphere of the room as well as teachers not being dressed in a suit. The Smith teachers are always professional and courteous and armed with a wealth of materials to assist a student’s progress. Students taking man-to-man classes have the added benefit of the teacher catering the class to the specific needs of that particular student. Even group classes are limited to 3 students allowing everyone to contribute and not get lost in a group. It’s great to be a part of a school where the students’ needs come first. I’m proud to be a member of Smith’s and have a great feeling about 2009.