Average 4.16 based on 61 teacher ratings
Bert Ferntheil is a Music teacher at Temple City High School located in Temple City, California and part of Temple City Unified. Bert Ferntheil's 61 teacher ratings contributes to Temple City High School's ranking of 1,393 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Temple City High School is 3.99 stars.
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i love mr ferntheil, he is seriously the best teacher i've ever had. He cares about every one of his students deeply and it makes me feels like i have a second father.

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Mr. Ferntheil actually cares for his students and wants us to be the best musicians. Yes, he may get angry at times but I can understand why. Orchestra is fun but I feel like there is no motivation for us! We only have campus performances and we don't have competitions and it seems meaningless to even participate. Ferntheil is a great teacher but I feel like we need a teacher who can focus on his students totally because he has band which takes a lot of work. Overall, he is an amazing teacher!!!

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Definitely the best teacher, I always look forward to his class everyday!! Even though he looses his temper easily, but just remember he actually cares about each one of us!

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I'm in orchestra and its very clear to see that Ferntheil is a band teacher. He is a really really nice person, but has a short temper when it comes to music, which i can understand because I am the same way. He will yell a lot and scare the hell out of you during class but he truly just wants kids to care about the music and make it worthwhile. Sometimes he yells while practicing a piece and gets super angry and red but don't let it scare you too much!

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Swiggity swoog this man possess real sweg

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HE the true MVP

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I mean it may of just been what i was used to as a music student, but i hated him as a teacher, nice guy just mean teacher. Always yelling at us and trowing things, not my favorite experience. Dont let that stop you from taking band though, the kids in it are your family, its worth it because of them. Lots of hard work and pain but lots of fun memories too, wouldnt trade it for anything in the world.

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I enjoyed the experience of having Mr Fernthile as my freshman band teacher. He is so nice and taught me how to be patient and nice. He yelled at me because I'm out of step but who wouldn't yell at me. Finally he is such a good man and I love him

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Having Mr. Ferntheil as my band director my whole high school career was such a privilege. He has taught me to be very respectful and I wouldn't be the person I am today without him. I love that man with all my heart!

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He's a caring teacher; he may yell and say you lack integrity but think about it, don't your parents do that as well? When you yawn, he yells at you, which is a bit harsh I admit, but yawning is obviously a sign of disrespect. How would you like it if you were a teacher and your students are just yawning loudly? If you need to yawn or sigh, just do it quietly; no one wants to hear it. In addition, he doesn't teach because what is there to teach?He expects you to know how to play your instrument.

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Mr.Ferntheil is honestly the sweetest and most caring teacher. He does what he can to improve our music playing. Those who bash on him and hate him, I can't change your opinions but, he is honestly a great teacher. He's having a hard enough time already. Orchestra, at least you have it easy. Us kids in band work out butts off through summer break and we know Ferntheil cares because if he didn't then he wouldn't bother even showing up to the rehearsals. Best teacher. Ferntheil.

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I LUV THIS GUY. HE'S AN AWESOME BAND DIRECTOR WHO CARES ABOUT US AND HE IS LIKE ANOTHER FATHER TO ALL OF US.

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He is the best teacher. I don't know what is wrong with all you people who rate him so bad. you know if you get to know him, he is a great guy. you all just look on the outside. And if he has yelled

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Temple City's Orchestra programs are a joke. Honors Orchestra is ridiculously dull. He shows up twenty minutes late every day. Could we get someone who actually teaches Strings? Ferntheil doesn't seem

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his class is the best you get to chill and you get to see him laugh. the only reason why he's "pissed" is because people dont shut up when he wants them to.

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it would be wonderful if fertheil didnt have to take care of the orchestra. there would be less stress for him, and maybe he wouldnt loose his temper so often.

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Mr. Ferntheil is actually a very caring individual. It's just the lack of respect of students that gets to him.

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Fertheil honestly is a good guy, students just let him down, which in turn makes him smoke and yell. Kinda sad that he doesn't try that hard anymore. His band and orchestra don't do overnight trips.

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He is a great guy when he is not mad. He has some temper problems and likes to smoke, but hes a good person in general. He sometimes is funny and likes making fun of people in a funny way.

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I had him for four years, and I do think he is a good teacher. His random tests are bearable (if you know what you are doing). You will get an A if you do what he wants, which is pretty much keep to yourself and play your music when he asks you to. He doesn't demand much. Just stay quiet, don't yawn aloud in class, and be respectful.

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He's a band guy, not really an orchestra person. I always got the feeling that he was meant to direct band, but got stuck conducting orchestra too. Therefore, he doesn't really know much about a string orchestra, not that we can really blame him. Too bad this school can't afford a real orchestra director in addition to a band director. Really sucks.

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Cool guy, but really has no experience to be conducting orchestra or band. He wants everyone to play like their professionals but he doesn't do anything to improve their playing. But, overall he's a really cool guy except for some temper outbursts.

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He truly believes that the orchestra members sound great. It's not up to him to make us shine- we should be practicing.

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really great guy, I look up to him a lot. can be really funny sometimes, but other times can be very mean. he acknowledged that though, and took anger management, so I respect him for that.cool teache

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Mr. Ferntheil is the BEST person ever!!! He's best at fixing a popcorn making machine!!!!!!!!

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You'll probably notice that you won't improve musically at all in his class. Having a drummer conduct a string orchestra is not very productive at all. Nice guy but wasn't really meant to conduct.

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Hes not the best director ever, but hes a good one for a school like ours

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He's a really nice guy, but he's given up on the band.

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He's the worst teacher I have ever seen. He does not care for his students development as musicians.

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Lovely teacher

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He is an awesome teacher from the Midwest. He helps everyone it seems no matter what performing ensemble youre in. He probably never says no to anyones request and wants to help you.

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the seating is unfair. very unfair different teachers had their own point of view and that made a big difference on our rank. some deserve better... way better...

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OK THIS HAS TO STOP! ADMIT IT IN BAND FRESHMAN DOES GET CONTROLED BY CONCEITED UPPERCLASSMAN. THEY TRY AND ACT LIKE ITS THEIR WORLD WHEN THEY ARE THE ONES WHO ARE MESSING UP BAND!!

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a lot of peole think he's scary, and i guess he does have a temper, but he just wants to make us a better band. If you talk to him one on one, he's really nice.

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After 3 years, and ignoring the rumors,he isn't all that bad.There's been considerable change in the way he takes care of people who just can't follow orders.His rep is the issue.

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Mr F is a great teacher. He does so much for the music program and he wants the best for us. People who don't like him usually don't even know him that well.

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people have to just respect him do that he is very enjoyable to talk with however he cant really guide a orchestra thats what i think

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He is, how would you put it... SCARY! He yelled at us for standing next to the door. He is very mean and I don't like him.

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Honestly, he is the only teacher at this high school that has my complete and utmost respect and I'm not ashamed to say I look up to his character.

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Many people think he's too strict, but that's what it takes to control everybody and to make the band good. He does have a quick temper, but he tries really hard to control it.

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hes pretty awesome, especially when u get senior privileges of calling him Bert that other guy ahd a good point, maybe our football team would be better if he coached it instead

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You're cool and funny most of the time. Expect when you called me a stinky freshman for putting the ring on my shako. oh well i guess i deserved it.

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Mr. Fernteil rocks! He's tough but that's what it takes to win... maybe he should coach our football team!

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picky person repeats stuff and doesn't say why

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Good Teacher, he's a bad temper sometimes. Overall...He's a guy teacher.

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HI MR FERNTHEIL =] GUESS WHO. I'M IN YOUR 4TH PERIOD CLASS. YOU'RE REALLY COOL, EVEN THOUGH YOU SCARED ME AT FIRST, BUT IT'S OKAY, I DESERVED IT =]

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Believe he has the best intentions though scatter-brained, but he's not an effective teacher. TCHS needs a separate string conductor to lighten his load.

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i love this teacher. he's just...nice. i guess he can lost his temper sometimes, but geez, some people DO deserve it.

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nice guy... he has totally changed

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awesome jokes and very helpful, he only has a bad temper because people are stupid and act out!

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he is funny at times

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love him, he is awsome

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cool but bad temper....

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