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Larry Markiewicz

2.7 out of 5
2.7 Overall Rating
Based on 57 Ratings

05/20/13 - Mr. Markiewicz is absolutely the singluar BEST TEACHER I have ever met in my life. He's entirely dedicated to educating his students with a level of commitment and love no other teacher shows. We are family to him. Not only does he inspire amazing musicianship, he also cares about teaching character, leadership, and hard work, which has already helped me already in my academic career and I know will stay with me for the rest of my life. We desperately need him back to teach future generations. Show More Show Less

Easiness 5.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 4.0
Knowledge 5.0
4.7 Overall Rating

04/28/13 - He is an unstable teacher. He has thrown things at students. He is a bully, disrespectful to students and should not be working with children. He told a marching band student he marched 'like he had cerebral palsy'. He said this over the megaphone from the cherry picker. He is a lawsuit waiting to happen. Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 1.0
Clarity 3.0
Knowledge 2.0
2.0 Overall Rating

04/16/13 - He was nice when I met him for the first time and then I started marching band and well it was crazy most days ,but it was still really fun. Obviously he did his job well because we made it to semi finals at Indy and we placed 18th. I kinda wish he was back at school but marching band schedules are up so I guess he's coming back hopefully soon. He's a great teacher who just wants students to do well and Mr Myer is an awesome teacher really laid back. Show More Show Less

Easiness 5.0
Helpfulness 4.0
Clarity 4.0
Knowledge 5.0
4.3 Overall Rating

03/21/13 - Mr. Markiewicz is by far the best band director Bridgewater-Raritan has ever seen. Ever since he joined the band program, the Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensembles, and Marching Band has excelled and been elevated to the state level. Due to his hard work and dedication to the band program, Bridgewater undoubtedly has the best band program in the state; the Marching Band even made it as the 18th best band in the ENTIRE COUNTRY! Without him, the band program will sadly become a shell of its former glory. Show More Show Less

Easiness 4.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
Knowledge 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

03/11/13 - He was strict but it was effective.He was very sincere and hardworking.He wanted his student to reach their best.Mrs Baksi Show More Show Less

Easiness 5.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 4.0
Knowledge 5.0
4.7 Overall Rating

02/12/13 - I'm a sophomore in both the marching band and wind ensemble, and I can truthfully say he is the best mentor I will ever have. I can easily understand why people don't like him, since he can be demanding at times, but if you do what he says, I guarantee it will pay off. Marching band is a great example, and after many years he has gotten us into Semi-Finals at Grand Nationals, something I will never forget. He is also very hard-working, and is always conducting doing something. Show More Show Less

Easiness 4.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 4.0
Knowledge 5.0
4.7 Overall Rating

06/11/12 - Mr. Markiewicz is the single greatest teacher I've ever had. He is extremely knowledgeable on the subject of music but does so much more by providing students with life lessons and skills. Many people dislike him due to his style, but these people are immature and do not understand his overall goal. It is true that he does have favorites, but these students are individuals who show exemplary musicality and leadership. I am not one of his favorites, but I still respect and admire him so much. Show More Show Less

Easiness 5.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
Knowledge 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

03/19/12 - I think that people are unfair to him. I'm in his music workshop class, and I've noticed that so long as you're not a juvenile delinquent, and treat him with respect, he's a really cool guy. And has a great sense of humour. Show More Show Less

Easiness 5.0
Helpfulness 4.0
Clarity 5.0
Knowledge 5.0
4.7 Overall Rating

09/03/11 - Although Mr. Markieiwicz gets upset if his students do not put in enough effort (and I would be too, if I were him), he is a very encouraging director and I don't see why people hate him. You just have to put your heart and soul into what you do, and he will commend you for your effort and determina Show More Show Less

Easiness 4.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
Knowledge 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

08/11/11 - Used to like him, thought that he was reasonable. Wrong. Flat out wrong. Contradicts himself. Doesn't care about students. Picks favorites and tries to dictate. Be a mindless minion and you'll be fine Show More Show Less

Easiness 1.0
Helpfulness 1.0
Clarity 2.0
Knowledge 5.0
2.7 Overall Rating

08/10/11 - HORRIBLE teacher for music. very rude and mean. he definatly judges you. he takes favorites, especially if you are in the band. and his handwriting is awful which makes it hard to take good notes. Show More Show Less

Easiness 1.0
Helpfulness 1.0
Clarity 1.0
Knowledge 2.0
1.3 Overall Rating

08/05/11 - honestly one of the worst human beings i've ever met. hate him so much. he doesn't follow any school rules, so i'm not sure why he's not fired. throws music stands too. Show More Show Less

Easiness 1.0
Helpfulness 1.0
Clarity 1.0
Knowledge 1.0
1.0 Overall Rating

08/04/11 - He's a man that knows what he's doing- hard to find people like that in the music world today. Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
Knowledge 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

07/08/11 - Basically the worst teacher I've ever had the displeasure of being "taught" by. He preaches respect and says he cares about you, but he doesn't know half the people's names in band. Very abusive/dumb. Show More Show Less

Easiness 1.0
Helpfulness 1.0
Clarity 1.0
Knowledge 1.0
1.0 Overall Rating

06/09/11 - Verbally abusive, rationalizes his own demeaning behavior due to his musical passion. Turned many students off from music. Makes them feel worthless Admin. does nothing to support these students Show More Show Less

Easiness 1.0
Helpfulness 1.0
Clarity 1.0
1.0 Overall Rating

02/23/11 - I don't understand why so many people hate him. I understand that he occasionally yells at us, but that is only when we deserve it. He also teaches us about important virtues in life that actually make sense. I think he takes great pride in being a band teacher and really cares for our success. Show More Show Less

Easiness 4.0
Helpfulness 5.0
Clarity 5.0
5.0 Overall Rating

12/01/10 - I would love to drop...but I waited too long. I thought he was just stressed because of Indy. Nope. Hate him. If you want to do band, don't do it at the high school. Take private lessons instead. Show More Show Less

Easiness 1.0
Helpfulness 1.0
Clarity 2.0
1.5 Overall Rating

04/23/10 - He can turn a bad player into a good one, but can get pretty fierce in the process. Do marching band, try out for Wind Ensemble, Region Band, and Jazz and he will like you enough. Show More Show Less

Easiness 3.0
Helpfulness 4.0
Clarity 3.0
3.5 Overall Rating

03/25/10 - Knowledgable, energetic. BUT explosive, belittling, overbearing, rude, unapproachable.... Cares about the reputation music groups, not the students. Found an effigy of him when exiting stadium. Show More Show Less

Easiness 2.0
Helpfulness 1.0
Clarity 4.0
2.5 Overall Rating

03/10/10 - doesnt care about you unless you are in marching band. acts like every class is a performance rather than a place for learning. im not sure why he is still teaching Show More Show Less

Easiness 1.0
Helpfulness 3.0
Clarity 1.0
2.0 Overall Rating

01/20/10 - Saying that he has a Napoleonic personality is an insult to Napoleon. He has no tact and shouldn't be teaching impressionable teens. I still have nightmares about him, and I graduated years ago. Show More Show Less

Easiness 4.0
Helpfulness 3.0
Clarity 4.0
3.5 Overall Rating

09/09/09 - marching band is overrated and he doesn't care about anyone who is not in the marching band or wind ensemble. Markiewicz has favorites and really dotes on them, leaving the rest of the band in neglect Show More Show Less

Easiness 1.0
Helpfulness 1.0
Clarity 3.0
2.0 Overall Rating

09/03/09 - Can be a good teacher but can get mad and curse/ throw objects Show More Show Less

Easiness 5.0
Helpfulness 4.0
Clarity 4.0
4.0 Overall Rating

07/11/09 - Pedagogically sound, Napoleonic personality needs work. Show More Show Less

Easiness 1.0
Helpfulness 3.0
Clarity 2.0
2.5 Overall Rating

07/28/07 - Great music knowledge but needs an anger management class! Show More Show Less

Easiness 2.0
Helpfulness 2.0
Clarity 3.0
2.5 Overall Rating