MARYANNE (Elizabeth's mother)
"Elizabeth was in a previous school, and they only did dance. She really wanted to do singing and dancing, and maybe acting. After I met with Howard and she started her classes, I knew right away that PTW was different. I knew that she was really getting more personal attention.
What really convinced me--when I saw the first show, and I saw the students who were graduating and heard their stories, and heard them so emotionally speak about the school. When I saw their performances, I felt that it was more than just their abilities. It was also something that they really loved, and that they had been truly nurtured. They really felt that this had been such a positive experience in their lives. I said, "That's what I would like to see in my child". I don't care if she ever gets a professional job, but she loves to sing and dance and act, and if there's a school that would make her feel confident about herself and her self esteem, I was very pleased.
And I've been very pleased for the last four years. They have provided the right teachers for the private lessons as well as for the classes. And when I saw her in the show this past year, when she burst out onto the stage and was singing and surprised us with some solo pieces, I realized that it was really coming together for her. She's smiling, she's happy, she's enjoying this, and that's what a parent wants in a school and for somebody to care about their child.