Average 3.53 based on 10 teacher ratings
Adele Valovich is a Music teacher at Staples High School located in Westport, Connecticut and part of Westport School District. Adele Valovich's 10 teacher ratings contributes to Staples High School's ranking of 215 in Connecticut. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Staples High School is 4.05 stars.
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I really like the songs we're playing this year. She's an okay conductor, but it's a high school orchestra that anyone can join, so you can't expect too much. For the students she sees potential in, she pushes them to get private lessons or join chamber orchestra, and for the others who she knows are just in this class to have some "free time", she just lets them be. She is strict but if you don't talk constantly, actually make an effort, and enjoy playing music, you'll have a good time.

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she is excellent in my opinion, a great conductor even though some of the music we play is on the boring side...but all in all she is a great person who loves what she does and you can't deny it. she's also really great to talk to if you ever need someone to listen.

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not the best conductor, and the orchestra could sound a little better. But she is still pretty good, you just need to show a little effort in rehearsals and come to the extra ones. also very nice. she needs to work on her downbeats though

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if you are able to hold your own she will acknowledge that. a great conductor.

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Just because she takes her subject seriously and most of the students don't care about orchestra does not mean she is a bad teacher. Respect is key, and i really feel that if you show her you are trying, she will respond positively.

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Show her some respect in the beginning of the year, and you're set for Symphonic orchestra. The music is tough, and but what's wrong with a teacher who expects the best from her students? And she is good at conducting, you're just bad at counting...

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If you can't afford private lessons you don't matter to her. Not so much of a conductor, but rather a dictator with a baton.

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CANNOT CONDUCT WITHIN AN INCH OF HER LIFE! Be prepared for a year of frustration as she blames you for coming in wrong b/c of her lousy downbeat.

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What can I say? If you play well, you're in with her. If you're bad, you'd better strap in for a rough ride.

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Staples High School is a public high school located in Westport, Connecticut and part of Westport School District. Staples High School is ranked 215 in Connecticut. Learn More