At first, I despised Mr. Avzaradel. In Marching Band, he was the "mean" one and Mr. Venlet was the "nice" one. That was until I joined his Symphonic Band. He has taught me so much about Music along with other things. Some of his talks are too lengthy without a point but with good intention. None of his jokes are too funny so I see myself forcing myself to smile or chuckle at them. Those things aside, I think he's a wonderful music teacher!
I like Mr. A because he really encourages his students to become better musicians, but here's what I cannot stress enough; So does Mr. Venlet. Mr. Venlet often says "what do we need to work on?" So shut up you haters! They're both good teachers so in this comment, I'm rating both A and V. Strictness is NOT ALWAYS a good thing. Mr. Venlet DOES teach if you listen to EVERYTHING, NOT JUST HIS JOKES! GOD!
A great music teacher. Focused on turning students into mature, responsible, and independent individuals.
Loves lecturing the class. Not noob friendly.... I joined band because I thought it was a fun time, but Mr. A made it serious. If you don't take band seriously, he will hate you. He points people out during class and spends a lot of time ranting on about life lessons, which is good in the long run I suppose... Don't screw around because he is strict! I ended up quitting band...
I am an alumni of Irvine High School. At the time, I thought Mr. A was mean but here's the bottom line - he pushes students to try their hardest and teaches them life lessons that they need in the real world. He doesn't coddle and he doesn't mince words. He pushed me to become the best musician I could be and taught me about hard work and responsibility. Looking back, I have a daughter and want my kid to have a teacher like him. He is what every music teacher should be.
I am now an alumni from Irvine High, and I have to say my experience with Mr. A, was truly absurd. He is the reason why I hated being in marching band every morning. I was scolded by him in front of the pit about two years ago for "not doing my job correctly?" Maybe if he would calm himself and quite possibly control his temper then maybe I'd do things right. Students don't respond to yelling nor being degraded by a certified school staff member. Hate HIS attitude. Difficult to get things done.
He is just plain rude. Picks on kids for no reason.
He really tries too hard at his jokes, and he always forces you to smile. However, he does care for the students' musical ability.
Unlike mr . V, Mr. a actually tries to improve and teaches music quite well, although half the time he gets frustrated. Needs to be more patient, but genuinely cares about his students improving. He should be more chill and learn better jokes. Also needs to give better directions and stop expecting students to solve every problem that arises on their own. Kinda hard to understand at times, but he knows what hes doing and and is passionate about making good music.
For a while, I thought Mr. V was better than Mr. A. But know, I am in my junior year of college and when I look back on marching band days, I realize that Mr. A was the one who genuinely wanted me to improve and challenge myself whereas Mr. V always held me back in the lower bands because I did not take private lessons. Mr. A respected my hard work, while Mr. V mocked me in front of my face, trying to pass it off as a joke. You will appreciate him afterwards...
He is amazing. Everyone misunderstands him and thinks he's "mean." The misconception is caused because of the fact that he's trying to help some of the kids grow up and learn how to be mature or learn what responsibility is. Especially with maturity, its practically impossible to teach these characteristics in a "nice" way. Honestly, seeing Mr. A as a bad teacher is just completely wrong.
Mr. A is a great musician. He's just extremely passionate and people sometimes misunderstand his passion for aggression.
His motivation and committment to music surpasses all of which can be expressed by words. Some people might not like him for being picked on, but always remember he is giving everyone an equal opportunity. In normal classes, usually some individuals may be ignored. Mr. A does a great job of letting everyone be a part of class.
he really cares about instrumental. it's nice to see teachers have a personal relationship with their teaching subject
I had Mr. A for 3 years at San Clemente and he truly is one of the tougher teachers. However, I believe he is tough because he is trying to make musicians out of students. He challeneged us with great works of music; Holst, Shostakovich, Pictures at an Exhibition, and the final performance the we played during his tenure at SCHS, and my most memorable, Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral by Wagner. I played the Miraphone and I wish I was mature enough at the time to see that not only was he teaching me about
I honestly think Mr. A is a great teacher. He truly only gets mad at people who lack maturity or respect. Show him that you're willing to work hard. He can be a bit mean when he has to repeat himself or when he's stressed out (thusly sometimes taking it out on his students) but if you're there to learn and get better, and show him you're willing to put in the time, he can be one of the best teachers you know.
Face it, the only way you will truly get him to like you is if you're good at any instrument or at least show him in a blatant manner that you're trying to be good. He's incredibly intimidating so I suggest getting on his good side from day one, or you're going to have a terrible music experience at Irvine. But honestly, if you get on his good side and do everything he says, you'll see yourself become a better musician.
He truly ruined music for me at Irvine. I've never met a teacher who was so demeaning and just flat out mean. I finally decided to quit music at IHS and have decided to pursue my interest privately. The significant drop in marching band numbers prove that my experience was not unique. Its sad that is has somehow managed to keep his job so long. If music is something you love, I suggest going to a different school than Irvine.
He's really not as bad as everyone says...in symphonic orchestra and marching band. Concert band people complain about him often, though.
He was so mean to me. i was in his marchingband class and he wouldnt let me go out and perform, just becuase i was not feeling well one day to go to practice. VERY UNHAPPY
Though he is a competent musician and conductor, he really should not be in the teaching profession. His criticism never ceases and rarely is constructive, plus he often picks on kids and plays favorites. If you are unfortunate enough to have him for band or orchestra, try to go unnoticed, for drawing attention to yourself is rarely good. AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!!
He substituted once for my guitar class with Mr. V., and was very familiar and friendly with the students. But at times, he appeared rather annoyed with us for no reason at all. This made the atmosphere tense. He taught more about the appreciation of music than the playing of it. It was very interesting, though.
Thanks to this guy, I music and find my insturment repulsive. I'd quit, but there's nothing else 2 do at Irvine
Mabye the worst teacher ive ever had. Mr A is way more talented at yelling and insulting students than teaching music. My love for music has been compleatly ruined. Majority of class is taught on computer.
He has good intensions, but the way he presents them is not attractive... i am often finding myself scared of him!
a big influence for me.. back in 1990-93... didnt take his advice to go on to university but i have great career touring states, europe and japan... he was always encouraging at san clemente high... i am thankful to have known him!
bad temper...mood swings...terrible...rude to students.. yells too much - too impatient. venelt much better. should be sacked, so that we can actually play and not spend a lesson getting yelled at....
Absolutley horrible. has extreme mood swings between days, sometimes can be great, most of the time impatient and rude. he tries to be funny and always makes meaningless threats like using his "70s method". Venlet is 10 x better.
Although he yells a lot and gets impatient at times, he really is a good teacher. Sure he critisizes a lot, but only to make you a stronger musician.
He is upfront about everything and harsh. I can tell he loves music, but he doesnt seem to communicate a relationship well enough with his students because of his fuse.
has he even considered that HE might the problem, and not the students?
Though he can be mean, he really does teach well -- music teachers who are too nice end up with a crappy group that won't stop talking and don't get anything done.
He expects a lot, but don't give him a reason to yell at you, and he won't.
I remember sitting in class just waiting for it to be over so he would stop yelling... but when i left i realized what a good teacher he was and i missed him.
although tough and rarely gets a laugh in. He is indeed a good teacher that gets the job done and if you cant stand him them start practicing
he starts almost every day with negativity. he rarely gives compliment or encouragement though he knows music well.
he is just a teacher who thinks he can teach "music" and be "inspirational". inspirational...har har har. degrading the student's interest in music more like it
Very itelligent man, and knows what he is doing, and how to get it done. And if you think he is mean or overbearing, its because u can't handle real criticizim
i have found that people who dont like Mr. A dont really know what a good teacher is. he cares deeply about his students, and he cares even more about music.
He has high expectations, but 75% of the time doesn't help students reach those expectations. He should spend more time helping students than insulting them.
Although he has a deep love of music, he is unwilling to take time outside of class to help out his students and seems to have an arrogant attitude.
Brunt, Efficient, and very professional. Individuals who dislike his teaching style are insecure about their own shortcomings or simply do not like to work hard
just because he yells a lot doesnt mean anything. he taught me a lot about my instrument and i improved so much from freshie year.
Students who Disagree with Mr. Avzaradel's teaching style(s) have disciplinary issues. Avzaradel cares deeply about music appreciation. He addresses each student's musical education maintaining a level of mutual respect and professionalism. The music
Means well, but he's really uptight, yells a lot, gives unnecessary detentions
i don't go to irvine anymore, but when i was there, he was annoying