She watched me grow up and had my back. I was a poor kid that didn't stat playing until 6th grade, and she always made sure I had access to the same opportunities as other students. If you have an ego, you will clash with her.
If you cared, even a little, about what you were doing, she went way out of her way to help out. She more than almost any teacher in TC taught the importance of not giving up. Excellent teacher.
Catherine Sivits is a wonderful person. Anyone who says she wasn't a good teacher is probably a very stupid person. She's a phenomenal teacher. I'm grateful to have had her for four years.
I think she is an amazing orchestra conductor and I have loved having her a teacher for the past years. She created the amazing string program we now have at West.
Everything she does is in her own self interest. She could care less about her students and is very rule oriented. Even the students' parents dislike her.