What an honor to receive the 2019 Best of Hoover Award in Educational Services!
There is only one award per category per year so this is a tremendous honor and such a great tribute to the start of the 20th year of McLelland Piano Studio in Hoover, and the 30-year celebration of McLelland Piano Studio. (When you add the 2 years of "Aberg Piano Studio" prior to marrying Dr. Jeff McLelland in 1990, and the 6 years of teaching privately during college and graduate school through the Gordon College Community Music Program and University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Community Music School, the years of private teaching actually add up to 38 years!)
"The Hoover Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Hoover area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
Each year, the Hoover Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Hoover area a great place to live, work and play.
The Hoover Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy."
The emphasis is quality over quantity. This agrees with my philosophy in teaching and running the studio as well. Thank you Hoover!