This woman is talented and has a real love for music. However she lacks a professional attitude towards her job. What she sees as professional is in terms of music. However it seems that she often forgets she is a teacher, and not a peer. I have had her for one year and I can truly say that my voice has matured, whether that is her doing or not, I can not say. However, her composure led me to drop chorus all together. If you are good, and don't agree w/ her, good luck. Don't let her control you.
A lot of people think she'd bias & cranky. But I don't believe that's true. If you listen in class & treat the class just like a regular class & you're respectful ur fine. The kids who complain treat the class like a study hall and talk all the time. You just have to be willing to know your part & memorize the lyrics. I was never in the shows or camerata & I wasn't popular in class but I was respectful & worked hard & she loved me, same goes for a lot of ppl.
Wonderfull experiences with this woman. She truly takes pride in what she does as well as training her students to mature vocally in such a professional way. Camerata is a wonderful group and has been a delightful experience. Mrs. Contino always picks awesome pieces for her choirs that truly bring out the best. As well as juggling three major choirs, she also runs a large amount of the school musical. The musical is a massive, four-month production that would not be nearly the same without her.
Plays favorites a lot. She goes for personality not musicianship and makes selective groups based on who is the most performer type singers (theater kids and non-musician singers). She's arrogant and feels like there is a right and wrong in music.
When I think of Linda Contino the only thing I can think is that she is a space queen with the determination of a god walking into her class you feel like you're going to pee your pants but don't worry you're not allowed to use the bathroom once class has started so just yolo it overall she's 10/10 would recommend and if you enjoy being intimadated this is the thing for you so yolo it and cry and you'll make it a good 1/4 way through the year
Mixed feelings about this woman. I think she really does care about her students and she is incredibly passionate about what she does. However, it is her way or no way. She can be a very difficult woman to work with. Love/hate relationship.
She is one of the most incredible, hard working people I know. She truly loves what she does and puts her entire heart and soul into all of her work. I feel extremely lucky that I got to be her student, she's not only an amazing teacher and has taught me so much for my career, but a friend who has taught me much about being a person. She's the best.
Ms.Continos an okay teacher but she treats students like dogs sometimes. she needs a reality check bad.
Ms. Contino is an amazing teacher. She's so helpful, good at her job, and easy to talk to. I don't think she plays favorites, she's a great teacher!
this woman is amazing i don't think she plays favorites, she knows what she is doing and showcases the students who are good
she is very unfair - picks favorites, showcases her pet students and ignores the rest of us.
i don't think she likes me very much..but she's an amazing teacher who knows her stuff and loves it
Ms. Contino is the best i've had her since sophmore year and my voice has matured so much since becuase of her
<3 Contino with all my being. She is so nice and fun. She also has a huge understanding of her subject and is very helpful.
Whether she plays faves or not, she gives you a dose of the real world, which does. I do really like her, but she could kick my with her hands behind her back.
what? Too much work? You are ruining a good teacher's rating. Cool teacher, clear and organized. I like her a lot
I learned how to use my voice and make great music with other people. She works hard for us and gets us to work too.
She can be OK, but she seems like she's trying to be friends with people until she gets overwhelmed. Then she blames us because we're not well prepared.
she plays favorites for people who have no talent. those who say she doesnt pick favorite are obviously one of those who kiss up and are favorites.
Mrs.C is a warm, and genuine teacher who loves music and loves making music with us.
She not only played favorites but also didn't quite seem to realize that she wasn't in high school herself. She seemed to try really hard to be "cool."
She's definitely a better teacher than Mr. DePersio in Gelinas, but she can be annoying..
Contino is the best!!! Camerata rocks!!! -Stinger152
The best teacher ever. She is so nice and is so funny.
Mrs. Contino inspired me 10 years ago to go into music as a career. I am now a choir director and love my job. I will be forever indebted to her great teaching
I think she is a fine musician and teaches her heart out
a decent teacher who is a lot of fun at some times, but a total witch at others. I fear her wrath but all in alll I enjoy her class!
Choir is always fun almost every day except for those days when Contino gets all moody.
I think that Mrs. C is one of the few who does not play favorites. Those that think she does should look at themselves a bit harder.
I had Miss Contino over 15 years ago, when she just started at WM. She was great, lots of fun and a good teacher. Glad to see that she's still there!
shes great... chorus is fun if you just do what your supposed to...
shes great... the class is so much fun...if you like to sing.. cuase thats what your suppoed to be there for.
Mrs. Contino is one of those teachers you never forget. One of those GOOD teachers you never forget. You learn so much musically in her class.
one on one she's awesome and sooo much fun, but with the whole class, she's kinda annoying
I dont like the way she plays favorites, but she knows her stuff.