Average 3.47 based on 30 teacher ratings
Randy L. Karon is a Fine Arts teacher at Barrington High School located in Barrington, Illinois and part of 220. Randy L. Karon's 30 teacher ratings contributes to Barrington High School's ranking of 395 in Illinois. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Barrington High School is 4.08 stars.
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Randy is my favorite teacher. Yeah he favors the kids in jazz but the audition process for chairs is extremely fair per section, and so is the challenging process. I believe that he is one of the fairest people with the whole process and yeah he's a perfectionist and doesn't like it when other people talk but those people are being disrespectful in his class and he has a right to get mad. Overall, great teacher, highly recommend him for any class.

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He knows what he's doing, but he wants perfection- don't talk, don't screw up, don't stick out then he wont yell at you. He has a pretty short temper and he favors the Jazz people and has high expectations for most people (trumpets particularly) overall he's pretty though, but good at what he does

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Randy is awesome. Don't screw up and he'll like you. Randyyyy!

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He is a good band director. Doesn't show much emotion though. He is hard on people sometimes, but he's a good band director and teacher.

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Just do what you're supposed to do and you will get along with Randy just fine. And do jazz band so he'll like you better.

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Karonator is where the party is at dawgz

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He is an alright teacher. He favors students in his Jazz band and is not nearly as fun during the concert and symphonic bands. Has a short temper, and isn't very talkative but try hard (or merely be q

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He was a great teacher. Yeah, he would get annoyed easily if you were talking but it's understandable because it was still his classroom and people would be disrespectful. I'll dearly miss him and pit

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K. Dawg is pretty awesome. People just mistake him for being angry sometimes because he always has a blank stare on his face. He makes music so fun, and makes band a fun and easy class! Overall great!

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Mr Karon makes music fun and music makes life fun. Those who complain aren't committed to music so who cares about their opinion.

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Quiet man...I think he is mistaken for being angry when he has few facial expressions or extreme emotions. Does crack jokes, but he can also get angry (know your drill for marching season!).

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He is good at music but very impatient

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Awesome Teacher!! Knows his stuff! Fun class and great groups!

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If you are good and follow the rules, he will be nice to you... hopefully.

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hes freakin great at trumpet. has already tought me some things about style. NO PATIENCE. not very good with critisizm. im not looking foward to next year marching.. good music choices..

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He's misunderstood. He's not mean, he just doesn't have patience for those who aren't willing to work hard enough to get good. Yet, if you put in the effort it will be worth it.

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Does not believe in constructive critiscm is unable to take the extra step otherwise a fairly average teacher

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an angry little man who doesn't understand if you have other conflicts or priorites...thinks he is the most important and everyone loves band; doesn't help teach much, though. grr!

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has no emotion whatsoever and hardly ever is in a good mood or smiles. understands music very well, and picks good songs for us to play, tho

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not so funny. understands all aspects of music. intimidating

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karon is terrible. He dosent seem to know how to talk....only yell.....and good luck asking a question you will get no where

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He just a MEAN TEACHER! Good luck getting ?'s answered, even so he is so unrealistic is awful! Drop Band before you are miserable!

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Once you get him out of school he is so much fun. It's all the immature freshman that make him so angry. You just need to get on his good side. He's funny then.

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Mr. Karon is the worst band directer ever. It's like he's from a different planet. You try to ask him a question, and he just walks away from you.

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he said i sounded really bad once although i had just started playing a new instrument

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Not a FUN teacher

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