WIth Mr. Chaffee is leaving next year, I just have to say that the man has lived an incredible life. His love for his students, music, and Stevenson in general really made Stevenson Orchestra what it is today. He doesn't pander to students, yet at the same time he knows how to teach without being too strict or overly-helpful. It will be sad to see him go.
Mr. Chaffee is really the best orchestra teacher anyone could have. He is very helpful with the orchestra work and is lenient on assignments. If you need help its really easy to just ask and get extensions on assignments. He's the nicest fellow out there.
Amazing. He is one of the best teachers I have ever had. He is never strict with rules or deadlines and if you need help he is always willing to have a one on one session with you.
He is kind and helpful. If you ever get lost in what he is teaching, he would gladly help you. He is very knowledgeable, not strict, and understandable.
he expects us to know all about notes already and if you ask for help he will go through a long spash of information and you will be left even more confused then before
He is the best teacher ever. I will never forget him :)
He's awesome! I wish he had him for longer, though... We always have Vilaseco
One of the most kindest and most helpful people on earth. seriously i havent seen him hating on anyone or anything at all. such a nice guy. really good at teaching music and helps u alot if ur stuck
he's a busy guy, but when he's not he'll be happy to help you with any orch problems you have. occasionally, he talks too much and i kinda space out.
I think Mr. Chaffee is a great teacher. He really knows his music and theory. He is very nice and makes sure the class stays on task. If you're confused about anything, he is more than willing to help. And for all those who say, "Mr. Chaffee hates me", he doesn't, I know some of you, and he doesn't.
I took his guitar class freshman year and he's one of the nicest teachers I've ever had.
Love the llamas things he has. I respect the man for his love of music. Good man. He hates me though: The feeling's mutual.
Classical Guitar senior year was the biggest GPA boost ever. I learned more in this class than I did in all my other classes combined. Clark Chaffee is the man.
He loves what he does and it comes across to his students. He's a very good teacher committed to his students and to making the class fun.
chaffe's cool. rambles too much about tetrachords though. I LOVE ORCH.
Orchestra was a great class. Chaffee didn't like me though, and that held me down. The music in Concert Orchestra is too easy; the distance between Concert and Patriot is too great
totally better than the band teachers, not that i dont like band or anything. mr chaffee rocks!
Cool teacher, although this year he's becoming more strict
His views are out there, but what can you expect from the hippie generation? Chaffee is a cool cat though
wouldnt agree with some of his methods, but hes a great guy and loves music
Chaffee is an amazing musician and a great and patient teacher.
very nice easy going man, but i think he needs to be a lil more authoritative
I LOVE ORCH! its the best class...so relaxed, and the people ( and teacher, of coure :D) are hella cool!