Average 4.64 based on 112 teacher ratings
Dj Alstadt is a Music teacher at Naperville Central High School located in Naperville, Illinois and part of Naperville Community Unit School District 203. Dj Alstadt's 112 teacher ratings contributes to Naperville Central High School's ranking of 404 in Illinois. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Naperville Central High School is 4.16 stars.
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A great guy and unlike other teachers he is very real and down to earth with you.

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I've never had Mr Alstadt except for when he subs for Mr Estes, but I really like his style of teaching band. He uses a lot of analogies to help you know how to produce the type of tone and style needed for a piece and makes a lot of funny jokes. Sometimes what he says doesn't make sense at first, but he makes sure everyone eventually knows what's going on. He is really passionate about his job and is really inspirational. He has definitely helped me become a better musician!

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Mr. A changed my life. He leads in a way that makes me excited to learn and gets us a lot of opportunities. He cares so much about me and my friends.

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Mr. Alstadt is a pretty down to earth type guy. He's really sweet and knows a lot of what he does. However, he always seems too busy to help me if I need it, and he tends to pick favorites based on who your parents are and how much they help the band program. I just wish he focused more on how hard the kids work, not how much their parents do.

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I've had the pleasure of working closely with Mr. A. I can honestly say that he is one of the most compassionate people walking the planet right now. He cares so much about his students and their lives. He's the most hard-working teacher at NCHS because he always has so much on his plate, and because of that he understands when students are going through a busy time. I'm confident that if I ever needed help he would drop everyhing to help me fix it. That's a great feeing to have about a teacher.

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Mr. Alstadt, is one of the greatest teachers I've ever had. He keeps motivation levels high in his class with his inspirational talks, which I think would make a tremendous difference if every teacher did that. It's difficult to seek help with him because he's occupied before and after school everyday, but if you try, there is a time/place you can get help. Where there is a will, there is a way, and Mr. A will make it happen. Music theory is the greatest class I've ever taken! He is incredible!

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Mr. Alstadt cares SO MUCH about his students...he gives off contagious passion for what he does, and works hard to inspire us too. being in his class rocks!

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Mr. A is one of the best teachers at centeal. he's overly passionite about what he des which is a good thing. He's always trying to have a fun time and encourages his students a bunch.He usualy tends to have his inspirational speeches in class but usually they are meaningful and helpful uf u actuall

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um well i dont really like him, can be very moody at times.rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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Sign your name.

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honestly, the best teacher ive ever had. I really do wish every teacher was like him. He is very inspiring and is always there for help. I will never forget great the impact he has made on my life.

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An awesome person who really cares about his students. A little wacky sometimes, but in a good way.

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Great Teacher!

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Mr. Alstadt is the best teacher in the school!!! He is very caring about his students and is very encouraging and helpful. I wish every teacher could be like Mr. Alstadt

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hey this is fun!!! Go Mr. A

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If you're on his good side he's fine but if he doesn't like you it's a completely different story. He is very condescending, never shows up for class, and is the primary reason I quit band.

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Mr. Alstadt definitely is my favorite teacher. he really does care about his students and i look forward to his class everyday.

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Mr. A is the coolest teacher at central. very down to earth and just a great guy.

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thank you for an amazing JSO season!!!

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he's amazing. a good teacher, and tries not to get angry, even though it happens. a good director, and friendly too.

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I Love Mr. A!!!

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If Mr. Alstadt ever decided to show up for class instead of making Mr. Silder do it then maybe he would be a good teacher. However, MR. A never seems to feel the need to show up for school.

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AWSOME!!!!!! best teacher ever.

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i love mr a! hes so funny! he may be more immature than a lot of the students even, but hes a cool guy!

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Mr. Alstadt rocks. he's inspired so many of us to do well at what we are best at, even if it doesnt involve music. he's one of the few people that changed my life for the better

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I'm in college now, and I miss NCHS band because of the two great directors.

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Love him or hate him, he is the man!

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I love band, and Mr. Aldstat is a great teacher. I currently have him in band. He's funny and helpful, and knows how to make our band play better and reach its potential.

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Awesome. I'm always challenged yet not too stressed. Very understanding and not judging. Treats us mauturely and doesn't look down on us. Makes band a ton of fun.

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He is great!!!

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He would be a much better teacher if only he could be a little more organized.

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Mr. Alstadt is a pretty Ok guy. Sometimes it seems like he misses the point, but that happens to everyone. He really cares about his students, musically, academically and personally. At times he's a little unorganized, but he makes up for it. He has made the program better in more ways than he has hurt it. He has also opened up new oppritunities for us. Overall, he's doing a good job.

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he doesn't always answer your question he gets all serious with you like he's concerned but then doesn't quite follow you... sometimes just says yes if he didn't hear your question. takes band very seriously but is rather disorganized... see their office for example...:(

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This man is proof that they'll give anyone a music degree. Including someone like Alstadt, who actually knows very little about music. ( Little = nothing)

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i do not have much respect for him. very unorganized and inconsistant with everything. focuses too much on marching band and not a concert.

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DJ - I know you check this. I just want to say thanks so much for being an excellent rolemodel and mentor for me. Without you, music wouldnt be in my life - B

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best teacher ever! good trumpet player and he tries really hard.

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Mr. A- Works very hard, if you do not like him- find me another dedicated teacher as him, good luck. He rules!

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Good musician and very helpful

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Alstadt is cool, no doubt about that. He cares so much about band... almost too much :) but he's better than Mr. Silder for solving problems

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Isn't clear at all, and, if he stops to help someone, doesn't give good advice

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he's eccentric and insensitive. He is the reason i quit band.

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