Both my gifted children had Alan Zwirn as a music teacher at PS 39 and Middle School 51 in the 90's. Zwirn was only concerned with his chorus and ignored the vast numbers of children who were not born with harmonious voices. His idea of teaching music for children other than for singing with his chorus was to tell them that their allotted music periods were a "free homework time." Our taxes NOT being well spent.
Despite how strict people thought he was, he really showed his appreciation for music and his students. If you got to experience being in his shows like i did, you could see the quality difference. Our shows were made to perfection and nothing less. Sad to also experience him leaving. but i truly appreciate all he did for the MS51 chorus.
I only had a glimpse of himin 6th grade because I was in show choir. But the show with Mr.Zwirn was to say the least, magical. It had this aura and feel that just isn't the same without him.
Alan Zwirn was good if you were in his chorus. Otherwise he could care less about you. He was a lousy teacher and stiff as a board
he was one of my favorite teachers and i wish that i was still with him.
Mr. Zwirn was one of the best teachers i had. No matter how much we complained he never gave in which made us stronger and prepared for what came ahead. I miss it so much.
people do not undestand what they are missing with zwirn gone. the music department is not the same and it will neveer be again. I hope he continues with Vocal Xpress it was amazing and fun
OMG he's like the coolest teacher you'll ever meet, he might be wacky sometimes but other times he's really cool.
pretty cool guy... but sometimes (all the time) really wacky! :)
He may be strict,but high school teachers are worse. When ur in his clas u hate him but have alot of fun anyway but when you leave u see hes really not that bad, I had alot of fun and I miss his class
Obviously he yells at us sometimes but we talk way too much. He's my favorite teacher. He's the greatest. If you don't have him, please shut up, before something happens to you. Thanks!
I'm not in Chorus but I think that he makes the kids work too hard!
when i first had him...i thought he was a perfectionst and a maniac...it wasn't untill i graduated, that i apperciated everything he's done for me and all my classmates...
Mr.Zwirn is my favorite teacher, and i like Amanda too. He is a hard-worker, and he helped me to organize my life. -K
Mr. zwirn is the best teacher you will ever find in this world. He is like a friend and he is really cool he showed me what is was like to be a singer i thank him for that
mr zwirn is the coolest out of all the teachersss whooooo
no one can beat mr zwirn there are no words to describe my gratitude for his inspiration to do something with my life. thank you so much
he is the best, i know sometimes he has his moments and yells, but he is my favorite teacher and teachs my favorite subject, and thoose who hate him don't know him at all.
zwirn is the best thing that has ever happened to 51zz, i am at murrow n i wish they had a teacher like him there, he doesn't favor sc i was in it for 3 yrs an we work jus as hard
Mr.Zwirn can be really hard when he has his moments but don't we all? He is a GREAT chorus teacher and I will so miss it when I am gone. ENJOY WHILE U CAN!!!!
great guy! real nice and he's very coool. best teacher eva!! I am in show choir but he keeps chorus and chir separate. all good! -k
mr zwirn did and is doing a good job with the music class and the show choir
He is the best teacher ever. If your on his bad side hes not that mean. I am sad hes only working half time :(. I am in the show choir and I love it!!!!!!!!!
Its my first year wit him(im in 7th grade) and so far hes so cool!!!!!! One problem corny moves!!
this is my first yr w/ him (im in 8th grade tho) and even tho he can be really strict hes still a great techer and the outcome is always great, he favors SC tho
zwirn has taught us alot about stuff and no matter all the complaining and yelling he has made singing fun...well almost fun at times...... thankz
he rocks who else would give up their morning lunchs and afternoons for a show that is 2 months away plus the work pays off
he may be mean but he is awesome! i have improved so much with my singing! and im so happy he accepted me in show choir!
He is a bit strict, yet an amazing instructor. You learn a lot from him. He's a bit scary but occassionaly hes kinda kewl. GO LION KING. WE ROCKED!GO SHOW CHOir
hes really cool,but he gets mad easily and he favors the show choir too much. The show choir people dont think so because they are in the show choir!!!
He is very heplful and teaches you more than just how to sing. Besides his cony jokes he's the best. Just follow his rules and dont give him an attitude!!!!!!!!
He is the best eva cause he excites us and he does not favor the show choir he just lets the people in show choir sing solos more because we have bigger voices
AWSOMMEEEEE Mr. Zwirn is sooooo coool and he lets us get great shows and its worth all the work!!! Go Mr. Zwirn!!
hes cool but strict i once talked to him and he had additude i guess its just stress but still....very cool though
Unfortunately, I only had u in the 8th grade. It was fun and Mr. Zwirn's very cool. He's just strict. He just needs 2 stop favoring show choir.
YO MR ZWIRN IS MADD COOL AND I WILL ALWAYS LEARN ALOT FROM HIM HES DA BEST AND ALOT OF OKLAHOMA LUV IIGHT!!!!!
Knows wat he wants and gets it. Great teacher, lots of fun-GO LION KING!!
This is my favorite subject. He has taught me more than any other teacher I have. EVeryone should have a zwirn.
MR Zwirn has taught me soo much about life. i think i learn the most about life in his class than in any other class i have.
In every class in ms.51, we learn about different subjects, but in mr.zwirn's class, we learn everything. he's a great teacher..go LION KING!!
Mr. Zwirn is one of the best teachers i ever had. I'm in high school now, but everyday when i look at my vocal teacher now, i think what happen?????
Very cool!! I love Zwirn, I know him all my life n also hes been my teacher for the 3 years ive been in 51zz!! class 03!!!!! best 8th grade choir eva!!!!!
Mr. Zwirn is very cool. I learned alot from him not to mention he's funny. I would always love his talent. (but he can be strict some times)
he actually helps in all mi subjects.go show choir!!!
he is a wonderful teacher.i kno ill miss him by 8th grade
He has made me a better student he strict but in the end I think I will have to thank him!
Hes an awesome teacher and he throws the best shows! Show Choir was the best...