Average 4.88 based on 99 teacher ratings
Michael Stephenson is a Music teacher at Eric S. Smith Middle School located in Ramsey, New Jersey and part of Ramsey. Michael Stephenson's 99 teacher ratings contributes to Eric S. Smith Middle School's ranking of 402 in New Jersey. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Eric S. Smith Middle School is 4.22 stars.
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He is a great teacher. I love playing in Blue Band, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band! Percussionists rock!πŸ₯πŸŽΌπŸŽΉ

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Best band teacher ever! Super nice guy who really knows his stuff!

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My favorite teacher I've ever had. Stevenson has high expectations but he makes everything sooo much fun. Plus you can't argue with how amazing blue band sounds. I will miss him when I graduate this year.

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AMAZING teacher!!!!!!! Expects a lot but band is awesome. Strict in rehearsals and really cool in lessons. Hope I pass the try out for wind ensemble.

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Stephenson is my favorite teacher in the whole school. He makes you work really hard but lessons are sooooo much fun. He's got a great sense of humor and is a beast on like every instrument. Plus, Blue Band is the best band ever!

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Mr. Stephenson is a great teacher! I had him in 7th and 8th grade and he was super helpful and probably the nicest teacher in the school. I'm going to miss him because he also had a good sense of humor! LONG LIVE THE CHIPERAL <3333

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I <3 Mr Stephenson! He is probably my most favorite teacher in Smith. The knowledge I learned from him will stay with me forever, and I'm going to miss him when I move up to the High School! Long live Chiperal!

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Stevenson is very strict in rehearsals, but he is the best teacher and musician ever and he really cares about his students.

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best band teacher ever. i luv how he catches anyone who talks in rehearsal. good times!!!!!!!!!

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my favorite teacher in the whole school

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awesome teacher

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He's tough but band soooo much fun this year !!!!!!!

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really nice best teacher ever

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Blue Band rocks. Stevenson rocks. The flute section is the best.

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Stevenson rocks

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Dorney rocked! Blue Band 8th graders 2009 forever!!!!!!!

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Definitely has high expectations, but that's why Blue Band and Jazz Band are so amazing. Really cool in lessons and on field trips.

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My favorite band teacher ever! All around good guy; very understanding and willing to help students with there problems

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excellent musician and band director; good at motivating students to work hard

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Even though noodle was a bust this year, you still got to love the guy! Best band teacher in the world !!!

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such a great dude :)

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Good guy and my favorite teacher ever.

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Totally chill in lessons...good times

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excellent teacher who makes you strive for your best always, lessons are fun

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good guy...he keeps the band under control but he's still fun at the same time

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Can't wait to be in his band. They alwayz sound soooo goooood!

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best band director ever!!!!!!!!

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GREAT musician; good sense of humor

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He's great, very knowledgable

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You gotta work hard, but he's cool

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cool guy. the band is GOOD

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tough but very good teacher

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Yep, I agree.....good times

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The Blue Band rocks with him as conductor. He is cool in lessons.

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JAZZ BAND is the best!

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Stevenson is a good guy. sooooooooo funny when he gets all over the bad kids!!!!!!!!!!!! They so deserve it!

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cant say that I mind him. he's a nice guy, and usually we sound good, so he's getting the job done.

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can be really funny in lessons

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Tough on the slackers, but they need it. Treats us like we're actualy people.

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What can I say? The guy knows what he is doing!

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good times

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I agree. He makes you work hard, but he is a good guy.

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tough, but awesome

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best teacher eva. enjoy band at Smith becuz it is awful at high school

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Treats us like we are actually people too.

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Cool guy and a gr8 sense of humor

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Down to earth :-)

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best teacher at the school.

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Cool teacher

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Gr8 teacher and I really look forward to lessons

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This guy knows how to make a band sound good and how to help you improve on your instrument

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YEAH MR. STEPHONSON, awesome, but strict, your way better than mis. L,

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very reasonable, he will always listen and work with u

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VERY encouraging

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very tough and strict, but he is an awesome teacher and great guy

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Very SMART. All the parents think he is sophisticated.

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Very strict and demanding which is what we need. He can play like a pro on almost every instrument.

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You are so awesome

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I wish I could still be in your band. You did such a great job teaching and made us feel so important, unlike at RHS.

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the crowd went wild for baby elephent walk! he is very demanding at times, but that's why we sound soooo gooooood

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choses the collest music to play

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we all wish you come up and teach at the high school. my smith days with you were the best.

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Jazz Band is soooooo musch fun! BB is great too!

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yeah he's kind of intense at times, but he's pushing us hard to we learn and play well

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wow, so much better than gold band. stephenson actually teaches us to read music.

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Kinda a dork...very stiff...loosen up, dude!

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I miss him soooo much!

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VERY nice teacher. but u have to stay on your toes

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sooo much better than gold band. What a nice guy he is.

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Makes you feel good about yourself

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simply put....the best there is

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this year is going to rock

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u gotta work hard, but he's the best...i learned soooo much. i wish he taught at RHS to cuz we all miss him.

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VERY smart and what a nice guy

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I sooooooo can't wait to be in Blue Band next year. Its going to be awsome!

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UR the best stevenson!!!!!!!!!!!

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He was the BEST thing about Smith. I am totally going to miss him soooooooooo much

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Most awesome teacher @ Smith. He makes you work hard, but its all worth it!

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I had both Mr Young and stephenson the difference was stephenson didnt relate or know anything about drumming like young did we did excercisesdat i did in 5th

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he was not a good teacher at all. he didn't teach us anything. mr. young went over scales and stuff but he did nothing. i'm glad i'm not there anymore!

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he expects a lot, but the jazz concert was the best in the histry of our school.he relates to us all well, maybe cause he's only a few years older than us.

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Aw, give him a break! I think his biggest problem is that he trys to hard. Other than that, he's an awesome guy!

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yo, he's tough, but da coolest teacha eva!

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As long as you work hard he's the best teach in the whole school

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His compliments are sincere, and when he tells it like it is he wants to help you get better.

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odd person, but nice i guess

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totally intense, but totally cool, and totally the best band director ever

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very hard, but knows how to get results and have some fun along the way

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ur hard, but we luv ya stephenson!!!!!!!!!

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GOOD TEACHER

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he's way too strict and hard..lighten up a bit

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I know he tries hard; it isn't the same as mr. young :>(

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makes you work really hard and band sounds awesome

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