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Barbara Retzko

Music Teacher at Ridge High School
4.3 out of 5
4.3 Overall Rating
Based on 50 Ratings

08/14/13 - Retz is a great teacher who creates a safe, and fun environment. She knows everything about choral music and music theory! Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 4.0
Clarity 5.0
Knowledge 5.0
4.7 Overall Rating

11/17/11 - Retz gets down to business. But that's important if you want to learn. She is a passionate teacher who can seem a little intimidating, but in the best of all ways. She makes you love music and all tha Show More Show Less

Easiness 5.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
Knowledge 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

02/09/11 - she is actually the best teacher at this school and is willing to to do anything to help. music students will remember her for the rest of their lives :) Show More Show Less

Easiness 5.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

06/20/10 - nice, great teacher, very patient Show More Show Less

Easiness 5.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

05/04/10 - Retz is an extremely intelligent woman of which I have always respected. To this day though, I am still just a little afraid of her as she is intimidating, but still she is a very kind person. Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

03/17/09 - Mrs. Retzko is a great TEACHER of the music but always pick favorites and it can be very unfair to her students. Show More Show Less

Easiness 4.0
Helpfulness 4.0
Clarity 3.0
3.5 Overall Rating

10/07/08 - she does pick favorites. but when u get down to business shes AMAZING at teaching music. she makes yhou feel it. had her for chior all four years and a capella for three and i loved her!!!! Show More Show Less

Easiness 5.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

10/02/08 - Retz isn't a little intimidating at first; she's very intimidating. But once she takes the time to get to know you (or vice versa) she's probably the best and most helpful teacher you'll eve have. :) Show More Show Less

Easiness 4.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

05/19/08 - omg make sure you get on her good side asap. be friendly with her and know your music. it's not hard to get on her good side, as long as you weren't on her bad side first. first impressions will stick Show More Show Less

Easiness 2.0
Helpfulness 4.0
Clarity 4.0
4.0 Overall Rating

02/27/08 - well, she is very intimidating at first. i was terrified of her most of freshman year. she can be mean or nice, depending on her unpredictable moods, but shes good cause she rly knows what shes doing. Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 4.0
4.5 Overall Rating

10/21/07 - Awsome teacher. Period. Show More Show Less

Easiness 4.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

09/26/07 - She's an excellent teacher. Very helpful. Unfortunately, it's true she picks favorites. Show More Show Less

Easiness 1.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

06/05/07 - Best teacher and mentor ever! Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

12/06/06 - Puts her own best interest first. If you take private voice from her, go on her summer trips, and put her on a pedestal, you've go it made. Moody, moody, moody. Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 1.0
Clarity 3.0
2.0 Overall Rating

09/09/06 - there are no words. she's an amazing person. Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

08/27/06 - wow, I love Retz, great person, true and funny at times, she knows her stuff Show More Show Less

Easiness 5.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

06/12/06 - Retz, she is probably the top #1 person on the list of most awesome people and coolest people, nicest, sweetest, one of the best teachers on the WHOLE FRIGGIN PLANET!!!!!!!!
:-D
~Stef
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Easiness 5.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

05/31/06 - All the good posts are from by the choir freaks, who idolize her. For the other kids who were unlucky enough to take a music class, she is a very annoying teacher who chooses favorites. She takes music way too seriously. Show More Show Less

Easiness 5.0
Helpfulness 3.0
Clarity 2.0
2.5 Overall Rating

05/18/06 - Retz is such a very very good teacher. She's fun and she is just amazing! She is so true to her students and very enthusiastic. We love her so much and we know she loves us too. Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

02/16/06 - pretty much best most awesomest amazing teacher ever Show More Show Less

Easiness 4.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

12/19/05 - OBVIOUSLY THE BEST TEACHER AT RIDGE!!! Show More Show Less

Easiness 5.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

09/22/05 - I've never seen anyone handle 100+ rambuncious students so efficiently. I used her techniques on second graders during my summer job. ;)... best teacher around. Show More Show Less

Easiness 5.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

02/18/05 - used to be fun. this year started making us write papers and stuff...it's chorus...why papers? i know she's trying to help us learn...but come on. Show More Show Less

Easiness 1.0
Helpfulness 1.0
Clarity 5.0
3.0 Overall Rating

02/04/05 - Retz is just so cool... Show More Show Less

Easiness 4.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

12/09/04 - eh it is ok we dont sing as much as i would like to not structured enough Show More Show Less

Easiness 4.0
Helpfulness 2.0
Clarity 2.0
2.0 Overall Rating