“Mr. Stoneking has created an exciting environment for students of all levels to find a love for music. Our son struggles with anxiety and at first, although he loved music, began to worry he wasn’t good enough to stay in band. Mr. Stoneking was so patient with him and communicated with us how we could support our son and get him over the hump. Now, our son is loving all aspects of band, including performing in front of an audience. His excitement in the process made our younger son look forward to joining the band program and now we are enjoying music from both of our young musicians. Although we love Mr. Stoneking’s ability to make learning music fun, watching our children’s confidence grow in mastering their instruments has been our favorite part. His enthusiasm for music and the history of song is contagious and he’s attracted a very dedicated volunteers and talented staff, like Mr. James, creating a strong network of support for all students to get some individual attention. I wish I had had a music teacher like Mr. Stoneking! I tell my children that this is one of the teachers they will remember when they are old like me. We are looking forward to using the new online portal to safely continue their music education in Mr. Stoneking’s community of musical knights!”

~ The Wells Family

“onlinebandclass.com is a wonderful and easy-to-use website where my child can access band programs in a fun and safe way. This site gives her the resources available to keep learning at home, as well as a platform for her to showcase her musical talents. I especially love this website because it fosters her interest in music.”

~ Amy Borchers

“Mr. James and Mr. Stoneking have done a wonderful job of quickly pivoting when COVID hit and made a way for our kids to continue band in a time when they desperately need these enrichment activities but can also stay safe. They continue to make learning music fun and are so encouraging to the students. We are excited that online band class will continue in the new school year.”

~ Stephanie Lawry

Mr. Stoneking is everything you want in a teacher – dedicated, engaging and fun! We are so grateful our son began his musical journey in this program. He has learned so much and loved every minute!”

~ Kelly Donnelly