Average 3.62 based on 69 teacher ratings
Dana Brandwein is a Music teacher at Merrick Avenue Middle School located in Merrick, New York and part of Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District. Dana Brandwein's 69 teacher ratings contributes to Merrick Avenue Middle School's ranking of 923 in New York. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Merrick Avenue Middle School is 4.26 stars.
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I can't stand her. She hates me and is rude to me. Picks favorites, points people out personally, and gives us a written test like why? She also makes us feel very stupid😞

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I don't know why so many people hate her. Her class is very easy to pass. The only students she's hard on are the ones that disrupt the class and slow the progression of everyone else. Her rules are fair and reasonable. As long as you follow them, your golden. :)

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Mrs. Brandwein was a terrible chorus teacher. When ever I was in chorus a month before a concert she would make us stand for almost the whole class non-stop singing with few breaks between songs. She gave a test every quarter and I would never know what was on this test

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she picked favorites and all of them just happened to be girls who were in her "word of mouth" chorus. i am a good singer and i enjoy music, but she made me wanna drop out and take art in 8th grade so that's what i did. she treated most students with disrespect and had no regard for their feelings. she ruins music

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How do I explain this teacher in 500 words, I really cant :) She taught me so many new tips and tricks about singing and how to breathe during a song I did not know before entering 7th grade. I am going to be so sad to leave her at the end of the year. I do not understand how so many people never sing in her class, like is it gonna kill u? Anyway she tells me to sing quieter because I am too loud. Shes strict but in the end she wants whats best for her learning singers :D

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Mrs. Brandwein is nice if you sing well and have great posture and all of that stuff. When you don't do any of that she is ice cold, when her students mess up she implies that they are stupid without just saying it straight forward.

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Very good teacher but is strict and has very hard tests.

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she is very mean to her students.if u are not on her good side then good luck

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She is a great chorus teacher. She is fair and I learned a lot in her class.

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I love to sing but she ruined it for me. She works us to the point were we can't breathe. 2 of y friends passed out in her class and he made everyone keep singing. She has favorites and if you are nt one o them, even if you are a decently good singer/musician, she will look at you when she talks about the pitch and bet and timig being all wrong even I'd you aren't doing anything. I am a good student and am dyslexic and the boys get mixed up and she doesn't care and gets mad at me.

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i like the fact last year she gave me 100 averages all year long when i got an 84 on all the tests. that really makes my day

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She was not very personable at all. she wasnt helpful in many situation and made the class uncomfortable.

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She could be kind of strict at times, and is not very well liked amongst a lot of students. I thought she taught well, but is not the best singer. BUT CONGRATS ON HER NEW BABY GIRL! :D

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I love her!

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she's nice but i hate the way she teaches!

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i liked her

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be the tree

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she fine. i think she is very smart with setting up the music and teaches us very well.. what i dont understand is why HER voice sucks

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Shes only strict to make everyone sound good shes a really good teacherr

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Mrs. Brandwein is a really GREAT teacher. You will really walk away from her class actually learning something. Although she is a good teacher, she can be mean sometimes though, i under stand though

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She is tough and she can be a meanish but honestly she is a good teacher. (but not a freindly one)

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She is really mean but she's good at choosing songs and choosing the harmonys. It was really pretty at the concert.

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she is extremely mean but she knows what shes talking about. but i staill hate her. ughhhh

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she's too much.

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sooooo annoying and for soem reason everything has 2 b 100% perfect but she is nice

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ms. goldstein is now mrs. brandwein

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SHE IS THE MEANeST TEACHER IN THE WORLD! SHE THINKS SHES THE BEST!!! SHES SO OBNOIOXOUS AND MEAN I HATE HERRRRR

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She loves me! I'm her favorite. =] Easy grades, however she is mean to my friends and walks around the school like she owns the place. Anyway, she trys out for countless shows and doesn't make it. Eh.

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shes mean at first but if u get on her good side ...she will like u and then its a breeze.....dont think about talkn bak though

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SHE IS EITHER REALLY NICE OR REALLY MEAN.

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I like Mrs.Goldstein. She's nice and has a good voice. She makes chorus fun

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miss goldstein is a good teacher, theres nothing to complain about unless you are rude and bad in her class, she just has alot of passion for music like alot of people do so just give her a break

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ughh i hate this teacher!! she has the worst attitude towards everyone!!!!! she thinks she is a good singer.....yea right!

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i think she prefers me & thats why i dont suffer her bubblegum WRATH!!!

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Loves herself. Thinks she is a professional singer, if she is why is she teaching at a middle school?

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she makes fried bananas on the last day of school and they rock my world they taste so good...fried bananas ftw!

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I CANNOT STAND MS.GOLSTEIN she has extreme favorites. she will love you one year and then the next drop u like yesterdays news. and she will not give you the time of day unles you scream ur brains out

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She is so awesome. If you love singing and work hard then she will be the best teacher ever.

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You know why she's strict? Because most of her students are unserious and disrespectful. She is a great teacher, regardless of her tough attitude, and the concerts turn out AMAZING! ACAPELLA RULES!

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omg i have no idea what the heak these ratings are saying, ms goldstein is an amaizing music teacher, she might be really stict, but the class is increadible

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You should have heard the chorus before she was there... she is terrific and has done wonderful things for the program. Ms. Goldstein is great.

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How dare her ruin my childs interest in music. She shouldnt be a teacher if she doesnt like kids, which it seems based upon the way she talked to my child. She has no regards for HER class rules.

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Her subject is a waste, i have no idea how anyone can like her because i cant stand her. She singles me out from the whole class and gives too many detentions for no reason.

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i have mixed feelings on goldstein. i usually like her, she's fun and so are the concerts. wayyyyyyy too serious on singing though. also too strict, give us a break with the yelling, alright.

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I had her for chorus last year and it Sucked. She always yells and makes u write essays on stuff-not because were bad-just for the hellof it. Essays in CHORUS!

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She makes me hate singing...it USE to be my pasion...NOT ANYMORE I HATEEE YOUU

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Couple words, don't be late.

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i had fun at the concert. miss goldstein is a lot of fun and she has the best voice i ever heard.

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she is a bad teacher she makes me want to quit chours

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i like her

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I love Miss. Goldstein. I look forward to chorus everyother day and a cappella because she makes it so easy and fun. She has a great inspiring voice. And she tought me very well.

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she doesn't seem to teach anything. the concerts since she has been teaching have been very disappointing.

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why do we have tests in chorus?? She told us so much info we need to know...we aren't going to be performers!!

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Ms Goldstein is by far the funniest teacher ever...wow shes soo nice..shes very proffesional in what she does and is going to be famouse!

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Ms. Goldstein is so kewl and chorus is so much fun. i hated it at lakeside but now i LUV it.

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very young and with it but very mean and strict...at least she let me take the chorsu test over! but expects us to have a wonderfull voice already..............

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This is one of your acapella students!.. I love you very much and im in 8th grade... HMMMMMM hoo cuold it be! but ur a kick .. BUT teacher!!!

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Whoever thinks Ms. G is mean must be living on another planet. She is the best teacher in the school. She pushes us to be great and that's a good thing.

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BOOOOOOOO evil and mean as they get...

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Not my favorite teacher in the world...kinda mean and strict

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She is an okay teacher. She is not the best teacher but she is not horrible.

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mrs. goldstein ur awesome!

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good teahcer

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Your a good chous teacher. You have good songs!

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she is sooooooo kool and is sooo nice...like ur new song!

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Your awsome ms goldstein!!! good luck with ur new solo!!!

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she is pretty of good

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shes good

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