He is a strict teacher but is very fun if you are good in his class and play your music decently. He puts a ton of work into the class including the marching, concert, and Zero Hour Jazz Lab. Only criticism is that he picks a few favorites and they are the only ones he gives solos to and pays much attention to. Doesn't see talent very well and doesn't do anything to improve on it, otherwise he is an excellent teacher.
He thought I was quitting ban.he lowered my grade.When he found out I was transferring it went back up.Went to a school with a good band director and learned what good is.Hurt my ears at graduation
He couldnt see talent if it was in front of him(which it is)!!
As an alumni of the music program in Elk Rapids I would love to rave about the job Dave McKeon does there. I wish there were the words to thank him!
Dave is an amazing teacher, he just excepts a lot out of you and only the best, and as a band director that's how it should be!!!
Worst band teacher I know. He knows his stuff but doesnt teach it.