Average 4.52 based on 68 teacher ratings
Bill Jastrow is a Music teacher at Neuqua Valley High School located in Naperville, Illinois and part of 204. Bill Jastrow's 68 teacher ratings contributes to Neuqua Valley High School's ranking of 431 in Illinois. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Neuqua Valley High School is 4.14 stars.
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Jastrow is reasonable, he's reliable, he's passionate about his job, and he's inspiring because of it. I am lucky to have him, and he's definitely my all-time favorite teacher out of all the teachers I've had throughout my school years.

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He is so amazing oh my gosh I am so lucky to be one of the last kids to have him as a teacher! You Rock Mr. J!!!!!!

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He is such a good teacher.He's definetly one of the best teachers at neuqua valley and we are so lucky to have him here.Its so sad he is retiring though i just don't what band will be like without him

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okay good teacher

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hes sooo nice, probably one of the most respected teachers, mainly cuz he has alot of common sense, but overall one of the best teachres anyone will ever have

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great band teacher. I get first tpt a lot.

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im so annoyed. he put me in the lower band i think, and hes a great teacher but the music is too easy for me, i remember a time when i actually played challenging music for band, plus i know key sigs

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So the fifth day i've had him and its been awesome but i might end up having ms,luhn depending on what band i get into, i hope that he teaches whatever band i make,which i hope is the higher of the 2

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Without a doubt greatest teacher i have ever had. I hated band, but he actually really made it worth while. I can't even explain how great of a teacher he is!

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Probably the most passionate teacher about his subject I've ever had. If you really want to become a better musician he will get you there. He made Concert Winds my favorite class.

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Even though his class can be pretty tough, he is great at explaining, and of course his awesome metaphors! He is pretty much my favorite teacher ever!:)

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He is defiantly a great band director and relates his lesson plans to the real world. I think I learn more history in Band than in History!

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he wasn't my favorite teacher. he would always compare us to the "better" band and how we pretty much stunk compared to them. and the final was way more difficult than it should have been.

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tough and critical when he needs to be he is realy nice

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He was possibly one of the hardest teachers i've had, but definitely one of the best. He compared us to the CSO a lot which overall was good. It taught us what we need to do to reach that calibre. It lead to the 5 grammy's.

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Not the best and he does not explain the materal that much.

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Band is my favorite class without a doubt. Although the class is difficult, Mr. Jastrow's passion and understanding of music makes us want to become better musicians. He gives loads of e.c. too.

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hes a good guy man, helps out a lot, cares for ya -jaja and big beasie

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amazing teacher. he really helped prepare me for wind ensemble with mr. staley. although form and theory is boring it really helped me become a better musician. and now when staley says play this scale and gives the downbeat 1 sec later im right there playing the right scale. but mr. j's finals are pretty hard. i studied more for that final than for my english or bio final combined! lol

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Mr. Jastrow is definitely the man. I never get tired of the things he says.

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for some reason hes always liked me;seems like a nice guy just needs to realize hes teaching freshman band and not AP Music Theory

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Mr. J is a pretty good band teacher, he doesnt really have any good jokes, but the funny part is when we dont laugh at his jokes. Overall good teacher, later...

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somtimes i really hate him most of the time i do but somtimes he can be cool

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my jastow is awesome! I love his strong passion for music. he only annoys me when he keeps talking and talking and talking it's like "CAN WE PLAY NOW??"

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Mr. Jastrow was so dedicated to us and an amazing conductor. I still appreciate all of the opportunities he gave us, especially the tour of England and Ireland.

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Mr. Jastrow was my h.s. band director. He is the reason why I am a musician and a teacher today. You will not find a better mentor or a man with more integrity than Bill Jastrow.

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Great at teaching and music. Cracked down on people who goofed off, which was SO NICE. Seemed a bit mean to people who hadn't done anything sometimes, though. Mostly great.

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you learn SO much (about music theory). he challenges you and he is SOOOOOO (and i reapeat... SOOOOO) understanding. talk to him if you are having a problem...

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He isn't honest with his students and I feel that things he tells so you do what he wants you to do, like stay in a afterschool group.

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Mr. Jastrow is a great teacher and I love his style and appreciation for the music.

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He can be a really fun teacher. He can make a joke here and there.

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Mr. jastrow is so sweet and caring...he really puts expression into music, and makes it fun a very interesting...he is such a great guy too! so down to earth!!!

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Mr. J is really awesome, i learned a ton, and he made band very fun, he was quite a funny guy, and i enjoyed coming to class, we played awesome music too

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pretty amazing. out of all my teachers i think i'll miss him the most, he helped me out alot, and tho i don't ever show it i appreciate everything hes done.

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I didn't really learn that much from him, but he's an awesome guy. He spends way too much time warming up and talking during rehearsal. and stops too often.

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He's a good teacher, and knows what he's talking about. pretty lenient, and very nice. rock on, man.

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mr j is a good teach. but he does compare us a lot to CSO but he tries. other than that hes awsome, he understands that you can be involved in other activities.

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I think he is an amazing teacher, musician and conductor. He's a brilliant man and he's really nice and funny. He pushes you just enought to make u work hard.

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Mr.Jastrow is a great guy.Just do your best and he'll be more than happy.He pushes you cause as a former teacher at HF he is used to the talented HF musicians

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I had Jastrow at HF, HE IS THE MOST AWESOME BAND DIRECTOR EVER, TOUGH AND GOOD. I GO BACK TO ILLINOIS JUST TO BE CONDUCTED BY HIM AGAIN IN SUMMER BAND.

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Somethimes I like him, sometimes I hate him, but he's really helped me improve this year.And he's funny! But watch out for mood swings!!!

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Music at NVHS is the best!!!!!!!!!! so are the directors!!!!!!!!!!

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As a former colleague of Mr. Jastrow, he is the best band director that I have had the privilege to work with. N.V. should count themselves fortunate.

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one word....AMAZING, mr jastrow rox my sox man he is so smart and funny! i love band class

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Man half of you wouldn't be what you are today without him so stop being so ignorant! He's an awesome teacher!

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very cool, awesome, and amazing teacher...greatest band teacher i ever had!

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Outstanding band teacher. Knows everything there is to know, very friendly, and helps out a ton. Pushes u to be the best u can. Extremely valuable to neuqua!!!!

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he is a great teacher...always goes out of his way to say hi to you...and he doesnt favor certain instruments and forget about the others

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Although Mr. Jastrow is kinda tough, he wants everyone to succeed and tries his best to make the band play the best that they can. He knows music.

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I think he's hilarious. He always makes jokes about how old he is and flails around when he conducts. He can be serious and helped me learn a lot.

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he gives way too much hw and he gets more of a workout when he conducts us than we get from playing..he's out of breath by the time he's done..its kinda funny.

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I AM NOT A PROFESSIONAL. I DONT THINK ABOUT ACTING LIKE A PROFESSIONAL. ESPECIALLY IN THE MIDDLE OF SCHOOL!

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jastrow needs to tone down on the lame jokes. we're laughing at you, not with you. and.... We're NOT in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra!!!!!!

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Mr. Jastrow is awesome, he is so nice and helpful

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Jastrow...strange at times, but i think that he knows what hes doing and although hard sometimes is what you need for a good band

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Mr. J is awesome! He conducts really well and helped me improve a lot. A really friendly guy too

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I am not the Chicago Symphoy Orch. hes a good guy, a little sharp around the edges...or should i say...flat?

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I'm NOT in the chicago symphony orch.!!! that's all i have to say.

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i used to hate him but he has definently gotton better. the only things i dont like is his stuff with the chicago synfony orchestra. who cares. and he talks too

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very unclear..yells at the trumpets too much and yells at percussion for dropping their sticks! AND FOR THE LAST TIME WE ARE NOT THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY!!!!!!!!!!

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Really easy to follow.

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Mr. Jastrow is an amazing percussionist! He's a great teacher!

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I really dont like him i wish we had another teacher. I mean hes a good teacher but i wish he gave less hw.

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Mr. Jastrow has done WONDERS with the concert bands.

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