Average 4.82 based on 87 teacher ratings
Mike Danielson is a Music teacher at First Avenue Middle School located in Arcadia, California and part of Arcadia Unified. Mike Danielson's 87 teacher ratings contributes to First Avenue Middle School's ranking of 237 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at First Avenue Middle School is 4.47 stars.
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Mr. Danielson is an awesome teacher. I am one of his students in music and he is an amazing comedian and a good teacher.
He makes jokes that are not cringey and He tells amazing stories!

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Mr. Danielson is one of those teachers who understands everyone while pushing them harder at the same time. He is the reason why our music is so good. Every year, students who walk in as 6th graders walk out as knowledgable, knowing 8th graders,all because of Mr. D. Only when he retires are Dana and Foothills going to beat us.
-the anonymous rater(I rate many teachers of FA, look for my name, "the anonymous rater")

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Mr. D is a role model as both a person and a musician. He's the kind of teacher that understands that not everyone can have an individual lesson every class period, and still teaches everyone phenomenally in spite of that. I am so blessed to have him as both a music teacher and the BASIC overseer, and First Avenue's music program would not be the same without him. He is dedicated and straightforward and talented and funny all in one. He's #1 !

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great teacher, helped me push myself hard. the joy of parades are one of the best feelings. its amazing.

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hes the best music teacher ever!!!!! the best music and only gets mad at slackers who dont try. poet & the pendulum forever!!!!! kevin C 2010-2011 2011-2012 orchestras

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I love you Mr. D ~ kinda!!! You're the best! You're so funny!

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mr. danielson is a great teacher. i don't get why people say that "he's scary when he get's mad" cuz obviously, everyone gets scary when they're mad. THANK YOU MR. D FOR PUSHING ME AND TEACHING ME NEVER TO GIVE UP.

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one of the greatest teachers ever, gave me inspiration to start Oboe again, and also taught me to believe in myself, and try my best. thanks Mr.D!

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Mr. Danielson is such a fun and awesome music teacher when he is not mad. When he does get mad, watch out.

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A GREAT TEACHER! I have him for band and PE :)

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Best teacher EVER!

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Best. Music. Teacher. Ever. :)

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awesome

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Very great teacher however has a tendancy to explode or get very angry sometimes

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MR D IS AWESOME :D!!!!

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chill teach pretty legit dude but has some major favoritism issues

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Best. Teacher. Ever.

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He's REALLY the best teacher in FA. By best I mean he teaches well. He's nice sometimes, but he can be really mean.

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Good teacher. Though he has a tendency to explode.(as in angry)

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Mr. Danielson is the best, period. He finds the time to give us challenging music in at least one aspect,

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When Mr. D's happy, everyone's happy! When he's mad, it just makes everyone work even harder

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he's well you know hates me sort of strict and always pinpoints me out in violin and makes me humiliated cant do that to a first goer sucks:( makes me mad felt bad 2day embarrased me like hell

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Mr. Danielson is an awsome teacher but he can be unclear at times but overall he's just awsome!

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Mr D is the best !!!!! :)

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he's the best teacher ever! he's so nice, and funny :)

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If First Ave looses Mr. D, then Dana and Foothills will be a better place to go to for music

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best rockband teacher

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Mr. D has the awesomest jokes and stories ever! XD. He really cares about you as a person and tries to push you to be the best. He can get angry, but that's usually because we screwed up bad. XDDDDDDD

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He is an awesome teachher! da best. tho sometimes he gets really bad if we play bad. i cant blame him tho. :]]] u rok. my soks. thou they stink.

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lol he's awesome but he keeps putting me on the spot and it gets kinda annoying and weird, but he's still awesome!!

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MR. D IS THE BEST MUSIC TEACHER EVER. <333 hes hard and gets angry but hes a amazing teacher and knows what to do to make you sound good and will never stop till it sounds perfect. :]<3

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He's really nice but when he's mad he's really mad. Also, he never spends time with each individual student. But he's still nice.

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Mr. Danielson rules! Everybody knows that. :P You just have to clean out those ears of yours and listen to him. He can make any average joe a 5 star player. 8D

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mr d is an awesome teacher. he pwns everybody no matter who u are

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Mr. D is the most awesome music teacher i've ever met!!

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Had him in summer school he is a great music teacher, I am transfering to first ave. because of him and his rock band class.

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omg mr d is like the coolest teacher everr. and hes so funny

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Mr. D is the wisest guy ever...whatever he tells us has to do with our AWESOME music. He really believes in us and if he starts yelling, thats NOT cuz he has a problem its becase YOU have a problem:)

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HE's so relaxed and funny! He doesn't breathe down your neck either. Band was awesome! you 6th graders reading this have to join!

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greatest music teacher ever...and teacher for that matter. band was tight, and rock band was total awsomness.

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ROCK ON MR. D!!! ORCHESTRA YAAAAAA band ok :)

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One of he greatest teachers ever. His class was always fun, no only that but he taught us very well. -IM

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MY FAVE CLASS... ALWAYS FUN! =) ~Angela Wang 8th 2005-2006

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he is the best music teacher ever

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he is the best music teacher my son has ever had

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if u get yelled at u deserve it cuz he only yell at u if u really bad apologize a lot bout yelln

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awesome awesome AWESOME teacher! can`t say it enough. he was my favorite guy teacher & i always looked forward to his class because he`s just so funny & his classes are always fun.

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HE has taught me soo much..he is the wisest teacher i ahve...he has helped me soooo mcuh..i thank him for everything,..he doesn't just teach music..he teaches life lseoons as well! thank you!

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i like him but he yells too much

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he makes really fun jokes and chooses really good music, but he's very impatient and doesn't help by yelling.

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I had him about five years ago, he was the greatest. I was in marching band, when we had about 100 people in the band. Our marching band was the best, one march we did we beat out 13 highschools.

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He pushes us to the max of our ability because he knows we can always do better. He always believes in us students and has a way of making you feel good about your abilities.

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man..... my first and last year at FA and my year here with him being one of my teachers is awesome!!! He is very funny and he is just plain cool!!!!

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cool music teacher

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When i had him he knew EVERYONE name though we had like 110 people in orch. I don't like how he is careless bout seating arrangements.

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the best music teacher ever

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OMGOSH MR. D IS THE BEST! He`s an awesome person & an awesome teacher. He has a LOT of jokes to tell & he`s fun. Whoever has him is VERY lucky. Mr. D you rock!!

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ive been in band for 2 yrs, going into third year because it's fun!. he's a really good teacher, good at trumpet ;)

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He is a really nice teacher.

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I luv Mr.D!He's the BESTEST!!Band was SOOOO FUN!!Gosh i am so going to miss Mr.D when i go to high school. Well, thanX 4 EVERYTHING!Luv u!! p.s.*Go clarinets!!*

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LOVE THIS DUDE! He's so AWESOME! He's such a nice person.

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he's very nice & cool. but should give some new people a chance. really nice though.. goodness. :]

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mr.D is da koolest teacher on earth.... well of course who would laf at his awsome jokess.... hehehe they r so funny.

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Mr. D's my FAVORITE TEACHER! imma 1st clarineter and he's alwaiz funny and awesome! i loook forward to band everyday...

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omgosh!! mr d ROX!! hes so cool!! i love tha jokes he makes ~ hes very kool... buht he scares me wen hes mad ...

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mr d makes band so fun! its my favorite period of the day. there`s rarely times where i don`t smile in band. mr d is the best teacher ever! i love his jokes!

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Coolest teacher. WAnts us to be the best and we are!

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wooot wooot!!! mr. d is the best!!! he does everything for his students, and tells the best jokes!! haha.... he makes music fun for everyone!!

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whee!! i loVE mR D!! heS sO COOl..aND BAND aLL da waII!! =P mR D is maI faV teACHer!

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GO BAND!! BAND RULES!!

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mr D made my time at FA awesome and memorable. love that guy

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One of the best music teachers around. Honestly.

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It's all about Orchestra. Band's good but it can't compete with Orchestra. ; )

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Mr.D is sooo cool had him in 6th grade for 0 period and NOW have him for ROCK BAND!!! He's SOOO cool Keep UP the G00D woRK!!

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Dude, He's an awesome teacher. Seirously.

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He's VERY cool.. buh he ONLY wants perfection in the orchestra... oy!.. but he's still cool.. I didn't really like music before but he makes me enjoy music!

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hes sooo cool..really funnay..sometimes scaryee wen mad..

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Very cool teacher. Great at teaching Music. Very talented teaches about half of first ave students, don't know about your French though....

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Mr.D can't teach french but he sure can teach music. VERY VERY TALENTED. Very funny.

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very cool music teacher! has funny/lame jokes

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man....had him for 3 years........COOLEST TEACHER!!!!!!!!!

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HEY!!!!crazy band experiences!!! HE ROCKS!!! COOLEST BAND TEACHER EVER!!!

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