We love our teacher!.
We have three kids ages 6 - 13 at Columbia School of Music. Last night my son and I were singing Hakuna Mata and he was giggling. When I told him he had to sing at his recital.. his eyes were like saucers.. but he played it..
Our teacher is very patient and even when the kids don't grasp the subject matter, he has a way of communicating the concept in other ways, without making the kids feel stupid. We like that!