Former band student. Could not disagree more with the positive reviews. Lamorte is a man who has lost touch with reality. I have seen him lecture students who did not want to join marching band for purposes such as obtaining an after-school job on how they were "making a mistake" and "not making the best decision for themselves." He plays favorites with students and did a shamefully poor job of preparing myself and others for the NYSSMA auditions.
Honestly The Best Music Teacher Out There !! Although He Is Strict With Symphonic Band and Pushes You 2 Achieve High He Helps You At Anytime & You Really Sound Like A Real Level 6 Gold W/ Distinction Band! I From The Beginning HE Asked Me To Play AN Instrument In Memory of His Former Student Which Is An Honor Till This Day. I Couldnt Thank Him Enough ! Ive Gotten Very Close To Mr LaMorte because of that reason And He Has Made An Impact On MY Life ! Thank U MR LaMorte ~ Lil MAN/Paint Man
Absolutely the best teacher i've ever had. He mad my experience one that I will never forget. Being a member of his symphonic band changed and shaped my high school time for the best! The music program in tottenville is hard but totally worth the rewards! He truly is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects! ily dave <3
Truly an inspirational person. I am a junior in the marching band, and he welcomed me into the band. Always exemplified my work, and built my confidence. Always in a great mood, and makes others in a great mood. He is extremely devoted to his work, and will take time out of his schedule, to help others. I love Mr. LaMorte so much. Never actually met a person who disliked him..He makes band so much fun, cannot wait to join him in Symphonic band in the fall!
So sweet, caring and talented. He made my first year in Marching Band a great experience. Skilled at what he does; does not hesitate to make you feel good about yourself. Treats all of us as if we were family. Cannot thank him enough for the opportunities he has given me.
One of the best and most caring music teachers you will find. Those who judge negatively of him are the same kids who don't care, cut class, and give minimal effort. He has inspired me to become a better musician AND person, and he's always willing to help you out in any way he can.
Best man in Tottenville. Mr. Lamorte is an amazing teacher and musician. He REALLY cares about his students, and he has truly inspired me to pursue a career as a music teacher after I graduate. :) One of my favorite people in the entire world.
A few things I have to say to you Mr. Lamorte 1. Band is not a team 2. Being in band will not affect how successful you are 3. Ms Damico is the most annoying teacher ever 4. Nobody likes band so stop!
by far the best teacher i've had. he cares alot about the students
hes the besttttttttttt!!!!!!!!!!! he makes me love music!!!!!!! ! i love the marching band!~!!
Mr. Lamorte taught me this:"If its to be,its up to me!" Thanks!
I was not happy that he did not acknowledge my other achievements. Made me feel as if band was the only other activity I should be involved in. Would have great respect for him if he showed me some.
he can be a little intimidating and annoying sometimes, but he's overall pretty cool. just don't cut his band class & try to be a good musician
he is the best and i helped him alot with the winter concert he is a great teacher!!!!!!!!
I graduated in 98 had Mr.Lamorte for symphony orchestra. He is the most caring and best teacher. If you do not like him then it is you because if you do what you are supposed he is great. He is so dedicated to teaching and that is what makes you guys good. Give him a break he is also the nicest teacher. I don't know if you read this but I miss you Mr. LaMorte.
Shame that he siphoned all the fun out of marching band. Other than that, amazing, passionate and brilliant teacher. If you cut him, he'd probably bleed valve oil. Haha.
Loving, amazing man. There just aren't enough words to descirbe him and the hours upon hours of work he puts in everyday. After four years he will be missed. Much love Dave LaMorte
Great teacher. He's funny but knows when to be serious. He also cares alot about his students.
i never had so much fun in the Symphony Orchestra this year i learned alot from him. it was so cool
Mr. LaMorte is by far the most dedicated teacher I have ever met. His devotion to his profession and to music and the children he works with is unbelievably re
He is the best, you are so nice, and such a good person. you never show your anger even though sometimes we all know your upset.ty 4 everything, Cellos rule
that man is amazing! he just has a way of makin ya feel good bout music. he brought us all da way!T-VILLE MARCHIN PIRATES RULE! STATE CHAMPS! *points to sky*
Ur an inspiration to us all..! We would have never been New York State Champs w/o u..Go Tottenville Marching Band
even though you taught me to play bass very well, i attempted to teach u how to play lacrosse . haha but that turned out bad , but only a few know about that.ha
I love Mr. Lamorte! the marching band would be nothing without him, he taught us all so much. I'm only good because of him. STATE CHAMPIONS!
SO NICE! He's so dedicated, so caring, very passionate about marching band, or any band, for that matter. Has a way of getting you to do things.
evil little man, but we still love him... probably the best music teach ive had
Mr. LaMorte is one of my favorite teachers. He is AWESOME!!!! Go Marching Pirates!
Mr. LaMorte has to be the hardest working man I've ever met. No one knows the amount of work this man does for his students in and out of school. He's great.
Mr Lamorte is the best! He always called me Tiffany even though I'm not but he's still cool.
mr. lamorte...you're the best!!!!i'm gonna miss you!!!
Mr LaMorte is the coolest. Just be prepared for 3 hour speeches. This years music (5 Slices of the Big Apple)is gona b kickin!
mr. lamorte is such an inspiration!! GO SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA 2003!! GOLD!!!!!!! we did it! thanks mr. lamorte =D
Marching Band RULES!! Good teacher for brass but not for woodwinds. Longwinded but really sweet. Only talks to you if he needs you in a band.
nicest person !! even though he sumtimes confuses me wit sum1 else hehhehehee but he helps me out wen ever i have a prob
Really great guy. the ban sounds awesome. you did a great job on spring musical.
He is almost paranoid but the end results are so worth the lectures...GO ORCHESTRA!!!
VERY KUL. he duznt get mad if you make mistakes and understands if you aren't so good. IM GOOD SO DONT GET ANY IDEAS!!!
he is a really good teacher, and loves music, but be prepared for long speeches, and him trying to get anyone and everyone to join band in some way
hes one of those teachers you actually go back and visit after u leave 4 college
Mr. LaMorte is a wonderful conductor, but if you take too much of the pressure to heart you'll start to hate playing music.
Mr. LaMorte is soo cool, he want people to be interested in music and I'm in his marching band, its a lot of practice but its really fun, and he is a really sweet guy! GO T-VILLE!
He's tha man. The bands would be nothing without him.
Hes a great music teacher he put me in his very good band and im a freshman!!!