Average 2.78 based on 29 teacher ratings
John Thomson is a Music teacher at New Trier Township High School - Winnetka Campus located in Winnetka, Illinois and part of New Trier Twp Hsd 203 School District. John Thomson's 29 teacher ratings contributes to New Trier Township High School - Winnetka Campus' ranking of 322 in Illinois. Additionally, the average teacher rating at New Trier Township High School - Winnetka Campus is 4.19 stars.
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Not sure never knew the guy.

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not too bright. makes up random words like "administrivia" and uses weird expressions e.g. "on your radar". becomes dull and boring after about 5 rehearsals.

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is well intentioned but can be verbally abusive and he is just annoying cause he tries to impress us with big words

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never makes sense...well at least to me. "everyone turn on your radars!" "hhhh-one two three four..."

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Definitely makes up words. Not a great conductor - glosses over many details-cant hold a steady tempo. Likes to hear his own voice. Plays favorites (which is good if you are one).

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Makes up random words like "administrivia" tries to hard to be cool and is really weird. Don't like him

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ehh, hes kinda weird, but he knows what hes doing.

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retiring after next year (2005-2006)! GLORY BE!!!!!!!!

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not very bright

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Really bad music teacher. He's mean too!

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ugh. he's a good teacher and knows what he's talking about most of the time, but he's just so condescending and plain annoying. and he can't relate to us reeds

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I am frustrated about the business this year. Seniors should be in the top band. all the others have another year. It is really unfair.

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he's a good teacher, but boring and has a large unfamiliar vocabulary, but picks good music

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kinda boring, but really good, clear, teacher

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He is very formal, impatient and intimidating. He is excellent at what he does: conducts h.s. bands. Has an odd vocabulary but it can be ignored..good music.

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Ahh, you're all whiners. Thompson is a great music teacher who's trying to make you all be the best band you can be.

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definately annoying...I can't stand the Thomsonisms, but can be nice when the mood strikes him

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Wow, to teach well as long as he has.... and to get it right... we all should feel lucky we have worked with such a man.

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Gotta admit, he was too harsh on percussion. But he will be retiring soon...

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I actually like Mr. Thomson most of the time, but his vocabulary is annoying. "Lexicon?" "hackney?" "administrivia?"

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he's like THE reason I stopped practicing

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He's ok if a bit picky times. He can make the biggest dael over the littlest bit of "administrivia." He is an excelent classical music teacher, however.

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He is not exactly a bad teacher, just doesnt care what others think. He never listens to anyone especially me (percussion). He also pretends to be all knowing

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He's definately harsh, but he gets it done and he gets it done well. our band is one of the best in the country because of him.

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He inspired me...to quit band...

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I like Mr. Thomson, even if hes a little mean SOMETIMES

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Thompson, not a cool guy. Doesn't listen at ALL to anyone, especially the percussionists. He hates them.

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Mr. Thomson is an excellent classical music teacher and appreciates the discipline of it. When it comes to jazz, however, I think the teaching should be left to Mr. Warrick

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