Average 4.55 based on 115 teacher ratings
Jim Dibenedetto is a retired Music teacher at Brooklyn Technical High School located in Brooklyn, New York and part of 13. Jim Dibenedetto's 115 teacher ratings contributes to Brooklyn Technical High School's ranking of 1,055 in New York. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Brooklyn Technical High School is 4.01 stars.
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His favorite forms of punishment were extreme verbal abuse, throwing objects, and pushups. Hit the wrong note? 50 push ups! Came in a beat late? Jump to your left before you are hit in the nose by the wooden block he has just thrown at your face. He can do these things because he is too awesome to be fired. His choir performed in Carnegie hall, and were names one of the best in NYC. He is terrifying and will leave you educated but also mentally scarred.

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GREAT! He will make you cry and he will often throw objects at you, particularly wooden blocks and metal bars, no joke. But he always misses. most loved person at my school, brooklyn tech, but he just retired from chorus. HE believes in physical punishment, such as many push ups and sit ups. He has a memorable quote "WHO DID THAT? WHO CAME IN A BEAT EARLY? MAY YOU BE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING!" He's awesome, and stuff. merp.

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He is such a great teacher. If you don't know him, you'll think he's scary. Honestly, I learned a lot. Dibo's funny. His class raised my confidence on singing.

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A man that knows a lot about music and loves teaching it. He puts his heart into everything and the result is great. Going into my 3rd year of chamber chorus and its still one of the classes I look forward to! Even though I wish he would emphasize balancing and toning more in his teaching, he is still a great vocal teacher.

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A very nasty guy. Screams at people, has an outrageously arrogant and egotistical personality, and generally terrorizes students who happen to get stuck under his thumb. Has a mean glare, and intimidates even his fellow faculty. Horrible.

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DiBo is the best teacher you can have. His jokes are so corny, its hard not to laugh at them. There's no way to fail without cutting A LOT. Had him 4 years in a row and LOVED IT! Totally recommended!

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On the outside, Dibo is quite tough, and you can tell he doesn't tolerate mistakes. However, he's also a very kind person, and it's a real treat to have him teach you.

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Although he threatens you, he's great to be with and very fun! Always lookin forward to his class

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Greatest teacher ever but needs to get new jokes.

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I have dibo right now,He tells really bad jokes ALL the time but its not ALWAYS bad. He teaches really well. I can hit higher notes that I've never been able to sing! He's one of the best teachers =)

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Insane, but teaches well. His class is NEVER boring

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I think that Dibo is one of the best teachers ever. He is great at what he does and even though he makes jokes and talks big, hes just terrific at what he does

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Dibo is the best teacher ever!!

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great music teacher! super funny!

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He's really cool.. i get nervous for his tests but as long as youi practice a lot for the sight singing tests and you sing well enough, you'll do great.

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This is my first year having him and he threatens to throw things at us if we don't pay attention... Other than that, I think he's pretty kool, makes jokes in class and says that we have to laugh or it's a reason to fail o.O

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we get into arguments a lot && there are times when i hate him, but he's overall a great teacher(=

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he's the best part of a 1-9 schedule. do something other than sit in a lecture and have this guy drill his techniques into your head. he's the absolute best, wouldn't have any other music teacher.

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He has a temper, but he is a great teacher. Just don't do or say anything too stupid. You do well if you try. He is really funny also.

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I love him hes my football coach and a very intelligent man. Just dont come late to class T.T

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take your 95 and just take deep breaths when he flips out. Everyone has those days... Dibo just has more of them

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Excellent teacher, coach and mentor. Keep up the good work, us grads won't forget.

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He is great. I ve been in chorus for four years and would never thought of dropping it. He makes days in school less boring, doesn't pressure kids, lets them relax sometimes. He might seem intimidating but eventually you just laugh at it.

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Whatever Dibbo sets his mind to he always excells. He a wonderful football coach as well as an amazing chorus teacher. He' sfunny and has a sharp sense of humor. It' s fun to be around people like him.

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Debo is the best chorus teacher you could hope for- just don't get a note wrong, or the hammer gets tossed. =)

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THIS GUY IS SCARY BUT FUNNY HE IS ALSO A GREAT FOOTBALL COACH GO ENGINEERS

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I had Dibo over 10 years ago and I still have fond memories of chorus and Tech. He may have been difficult, but he was certainly memorable.

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dibo's the absolute best, chorus is one of the best classes of the day, its a lot more fun than any of my other classes

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I think that he sometimes forgets if hes teaching football or courus. But an all around good guy.

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hes not da nicest person on earth but hes a good teacher.

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mr dibbo is so cool 8]. i love going to his class evryday. lols his technique of threatening us with the hammer, baseball bat and so on is hilarious. we know inside that you are a little scared 5 year old ;]. hehe

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A teacher or comedian?? Mad funny, just looking at his expression makes u laugh

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Chamber 04-05! Cool (sometimes angry) guy. I enjoy being in the class. Still doing the Dvorak... :)

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HE IS SO COOL AND FUNNY but just make sure you don't get his bad side out or "the HAMMER" will come.

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hes so cool! lol woot freshman chorus soprano1's! =) he scares me tho.. good teacher but bangs the hammer way too much. you are scared into learning so its fun!

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CHAMBER 2004-5 SOPRANOS! 4th year in chamber, I would not be who I am without you DIBO!! I'll never forget falling off that stage...LOVE YOU!!!

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kewl teacher...nice sense of humor..lolZ

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dibo is the best.. he helped me get back into chorus after i wasnt scheduled right. thanks dibo. :)

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the best teacher i've had so far. his class is the coolest and he's a wonderful coach

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dibo's just too cool.

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The Greatest Music Teacher Ever...Period!

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Best teacher ever. Chamber 2004-2005.

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Dibo rocks! Chamber 2003-2004.

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awesome guy

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hez the coolest! i love his class... it gives me boost of energy~

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I think he's ok...he just needs to be more nice though and less loud when he's angry

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I've had Dibo since last '02 and you just gotta luv him!! he may throw things but who doesn't want 2 once in a while!

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Can be moody. But he won't hurt ya! By far the BEST teacher in tech. Have him for 2 yrs already.. Can't get enough! Great class, great guy. What more can u ask?

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he is sooo kewl! Omg, he whistles, and the class goes silent. A bit scary, but ya! Awsome guy

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best choral teacher ever!!!

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Go Dibo! By far the BEST teacher in school. Funny, scholarly, and scary-- but cool.

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Awww, DiBo wouldn't hurt a fly...well, not me anyway...Chamber 2003-2004 rules! Who's better than DiBo? I'll tell you this: It's NOT Dalessandro!

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hes cool just has his mood swings...and gooood football coach..GO ENGINEERS and MANAGERS!!!!!

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cool teacher!

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dibo's arite...he just got a temper sometimes but his realy funny

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I can't believe this is my last year in chorus! DiBo's the greatest! Chamber Chorus 2003-2004 rules baby..altos! i'll miss you DiBo!

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ARE YOU READY? YEA!! ARE YOU READY? YEA! BREAK DOWN! BREAK DOWN! CLAP IT UP!! HIT THE BEAT! TEAM TECH CHAMPIONSHIP BABY! JV/Varsity 2003-04

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He's funny but watch out for the stuff he throws. His class is fun and u rarely have any tests or homework.

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I LOVE HIM!!!! Chamber is hard but fun. He's always willing to help, but sort of expects a lot. Throws things, sometimes. Watch out!

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Dibo is the best... lol xcpet he won't let you drop his class.. but it's worth it :-)

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WHAT TIME IS IT?? GAME TIME! TEAM! TECH! CHAMPIONSHIP!! Thumbs up for Coach D!

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best chorus teacger i ever had! very funny & lots of jokes, but still gets the job done. we love ya Mr. D!

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he is a great teacher...but easliy to go nuts tho..lol...but his class is fun..

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DIBO'S THE BEST!!!!!!!! Elijah was so fun to work on! But I do think that a few anger manegement classes wouldn't hurt.

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He has his days, but he's the greatest chorus teacher you can ever ask for. Dalessandro's just hatin cuz nobody likes him! DiBo rules!! Oh, come see ELIJAH!!!

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GREAT Football coach. Kinda........scary sometimes, but hes iight

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Dibo? When I was at Tech we called him Mr. D! How times change! What a wonderful man! Think of him often and fondly and how much fun his class was.

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Dibo is the best teacher ever, i had chorus for four years only three were good and thats cause i had delessandro, but the funniest thing is when Dibo punks him

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can take disses and jokes easily and makes the class really fun! i love singing!

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Great teacher................also great football coach

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ok. this guy is scary, DONT fall asleep in class, like that he is a good teacher

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Who would think the Best Music Teacher was the Best Football Coach?

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VERY COOL TEACHER!!! Tells great jokes (ha ha ha)

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one of my favorite teachers........a lil scary but picks the best music

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Interesting teacher... haha.

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I started out with no music experience this year and now i can sightsing.

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When he's not acting crazy he's endearing

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Football coach and outstanding/exacting musician...sorry chorus. Ha ha!

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No 1 tops Dibo, i have never met anyone so cool! CHORUS FOREVER

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He's cool and very tempermental with the guys....^_^

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I'm cool with him, cuz he knows not to mess with me!!

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Love the man, and love Requiem even more

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made me uncomfortable...didn't like'em

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great teacher but goes crazy sometimes

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VERY COOL, NICE AND DEMANDING .. although he can be a little scary..

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I love this guy! He's so cool and im glad I have him. Not too easy though...

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I loved the man even tho we had tough times...Requiem rocks!

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I don't like him.

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He's a pretty nice guy, just don't get on his bad side

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i like him he's cool

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didn't tell us the trick with sharps and flats! Gotta laugh at his jokes or else

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Funny Teacher

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hes a little scary, hes a good teacher hes nice and makes u feel comfortable

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hhahaHS.. veRi dedicatED

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I love Dibo he's my most favorite teacher ever. Chamber 4eva!

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hez relee kool teacher n he teaches ez stuff. thou he'z scary when he gets mad..

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Dibo's the best chorus teacher. He hasn't thrown anything at us this year (yet)!

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Thrthrows alotta things... but thats what u get wen u mix chorus n football...

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