Average 2.91 based on 60 teacher ratings
Jonathan Fey is a retired Music teacher at Monta Vista High School located in Cupertino, California and part of Fremont Union High School District. Jonathan Fey's 60 teacher ratings contributes to Monta Vista High School's ranking of 1,357 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Monta Vista High School is 3.82 stars.
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He tries but he has problems...cares too much about "proper behavior" and professionalism rather than making stuff sound the best it can (he got mad at me when I was asking my section leader for bowings)

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Horribly inept teacher. Lazy to the extreme. Confusing. Never updates grades until the last minute. Provides a false sense of security. Class is a waste of time. Does not prepare you for the AP Music Theory Test.

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had him for MTAP its def useful if you have a musical background / know a bit of theory beforehand the AP exam is extremely hard - dont even try unless you're a musical prodigy the class isnt too bad sight singing

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mr. fey is an amazing teacher. he is very approachable and if u get on his good side (not coming late, joining marching band, etc) then he will like you. make sure he knows ure name cuz then that means he actually likes you. just try ure best, doesnt mean u have to practice ure instrument every day, but practice once a week and you will definetely be fine. also, he plays the trombone, so i guess if u play the trombone he might like u better, but im not sure...

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Has lost the trust of everyone in the music department, is very pompous and arrogant, doesn't care about the students or the music, failed the marching band, has bad taste, temper issues, priority issues, ruined the music department, doesn't belong in the teaching industry at all. He taught MTAP and failed completely. he didn't know anything he was saying and didn't prepare anyone for the AP exam. He has a history of betraying students and music booster parents (i.e. stopping marchingband comps)

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he sucks he is so mean to everyone but can be nice at times

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Had him for MTAP; class can be ridiculously boring at times. He gives super short and easy tests and the first semester "final" test had a massive 40% curve that gave everyone an A.
He makes mistakes when teaching and isn't always sure of the right answer, but he's still very approachable. When he gets frustrated with his computer, you can hear him swear but other than that he's okay.

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He really has some anger management problems. He's a total phony. I love music, but I really don't recommend taking his class because he doesn't care about the students; just money. Thinks he's god.

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he's pretty chill cept that he expects us all to act professional even though we're just high schoolers. oh and when he's angry, he's scary

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average teacher. gets mad pretty easily.

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alright here's the secret. be punctual, be social, act reasonably, ask questions, and this guy will be on your side.

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Had him for Music Theory AP. I liked him a lot, I slept in class all the time and he never got angry, he was super lenient with homework and even projects. I ended up getting a 5 :)

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Didn't rly like him in band but in MTAP saw a whole new side of him. He is REALLY funny and has rly cool stories. If you get to know the nonstrict band-director side of him, he's pretty chill!

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hes awesome except for the fact that he is a marching band teacher....

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Eh, he's not realistic about how hard MTAP was. But he did try to help, I guess.

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Do not like him. Thinks he's cool when he isn't. Be on time every day or he won't like you. And you really want him to like you. Don't make the same mistakes and be loud/annoying or he'll hate you.

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Has mood swings. Very strict about attendance. Talks too much and tries to sound intelligient by using a lot of words. Make sure you laugh at his jokes. Can be cool sometimes, just gets mad easily.

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he can be pretty cool sometimes. if he didnt teach marching band and chose better songs, then i would give him 5 for each.

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hes nice but everyone doesnt like him cause he teaches marching band

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pretty cool dude, but i hated the music and i hated marching band. i think they nid to make marchingband an OPTION not a requirement

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fey can be hella intimidating at first but once you're used to him he's actually pretty legit he can be scary during marching season but thats because he wants it to be better. he's pretty cool though

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Anger issues, Marching BAND IS OVER GUYS 08 IS LAST YEAR WOOTNESS. hes obsessive over marching needs to calm down. Band is ruined b/c of him >=[

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Hey, I think he should teach college instead because the choice of his music is more than just what highschoolers like, but some songs are just... so bad to comprehend, but he's cool

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I love Mr. Fey. He always has a smile on his face and is very jolly. He's a good teacher and a good person.

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Likes to explode and snap his batons. Not really helpful, doesn't explain a lot.

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he is the reason i'm quitting band, and i've been in band since 6th grade

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he's not an experienced choral directer

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boring and not funi even tho he thinks he is.

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great teacher very funny

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Really unhelpful and verbally abusive. Destroys the band program and then wonders why no one wants to join.

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He has many mood swings. His expectations are high, but many times it is not clear what he expects out of his players.

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he just sort of glares at everyone while waving around the stick. then he attempts to sing but doesn't succeed because he can't carry a tune.

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The easiness doesn't count cuz everyone gets A's but he's a horrible conductor, horrible teacher. Its a real pain to have him teach your class

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has lots of mood swings. funny when he's in a good mood, scary when he's in a bad mood. threatened a student once.

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SHE'S THE COOLEST TEACHER AROUND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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hes only nice to the wind ensemble.

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ugh. i don't like this man. he takes out all his anger on the band. in marching, he pics kooky music and wonders why most of the audience doesn't understand.

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I have Mr. Fey and Mr. Galli for Jazz Band. Although some of us are beginners, Mr. Fey gives us songs we've never seen and expects us to play them right away.

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6pm"im the type of person that if i say a meeting is gonna end at 8 it will"... 8:30pm"BLA BLA BLA"~ Mr fey at first band meeting at this school. MOOD SWINGER

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he doesn't keep anything organized

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I don't get Mr. Fey. He's never at morning practice. Always late for class. Is that right for a teacher to do?

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gets mad easily

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i think fey is really dedicated to the school, his music is awesome and he's a good teacher

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Mr. Fey is uncool! He gave me the finger, when i was just kidding around. Ever since he got a baby, he has been taking his stress out my punishing the band.

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very funny

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I dunno..he seems nice to me..i have both of them for orch. galli seems more passionate about the music but fey enjoys it just as much. hasnt shouted at all

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Mr. Fey has to think what he's saying or doing BEFORE he actually does it. Lots of marching band people already know this, and so do many parents too. Oh well.

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I don't get him. He yells at us then smiles.

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he needs to actualli HELP us....he thnks he knoes wat hes doin but he RELLI doesn......hes relli unclear about wat he wants us to do

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not bad... but then, i only had him for half a year... and he didn't reallie yell at our section... and what earring?... i didn't see one.. but he's pretty kool

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doesnt conduct very well

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mr fey needs to calm down and realize that we are only high school students not professional musicians

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Come on, give Mr. Fey a break. He's had a rough year!

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I don't get this teacher. I want to give up!

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