Average 3.68 based on 57 teacher ratings
Richard Gilley is a Performing Arts teacher at Merrick Avenue Middle School located in Merrick, New York and part of Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District. Richard Gilley's 57 teacher ratings contributes to Merrick Avenue Middle School's ranking of 919 in New York. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Merrick Avenue Middle School is 4.26 stars.
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MR GILLEY AKA GILLEY JOEL IS THE BEST TEACHER EVER HE IS GOING TO BE OUR PRESIDENT IN 2020 AND HIS JOKES ARE HILARIOUS I LOVE HIS WORD OF THE DAY AND HES NOT AWARE OF EVERYTHING BUT THIS MAN CRACKS ME UP OH MAN HE SHOULD BE FAMOUS LIVE LOVE GILLEY JOEL

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Mr Gilley is a great teacher. He is very nice and he is good at playing the piano.

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He is a very nice teacher and helps you with anything you need with your instrument. His three step flash is a little to fast and strong and his jokes are not that funny. Also, he is one of the most cringiest teachers i have ever had. But overall I think he's a good band teacher.

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great teacher who is proud of his kids

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I quit band cause of him

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Mr. gilley is a good teacher but he takes off of ur average if u talk u also have to repeat something 5 times b4 he can hear u and he gives no time to pack up and his jokes r not funny including where he said one year he had a student whohad a candy wrapper stuck in her saxophone and that's why her sound was so sweet and he takes his conducting rly seriously but overall he is a pretty good teacher and I have 100 average in his classy

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I like band and I did go from 3rd to 1st, but he barely gives you time to pack up my instrument. He also had no clue who I was or what instrument I played. (He confused for my sister and addressed me as her multiple times)

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he makes our music glisten and gleam- amazing concert

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takes 1 point off your average for every time you talk. i mean does he want us all to fail?

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MR. GILLEY IS THE MOST AMAZING MAN ON THE PLANET, AND HIS SON IS GORGEOUS.

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Very nice; he made me 1st violin when I asked. Thanks again.

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He's a guy to like. He isn't mean and his class is easy to pass if you're a good player. People that don't know how to play like the clarinets have a rough time but thta's their faults not his.

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He's so BLEH! He has such a routine. Say we have like 5 songs and we need 2 work on song 3, we have 2 do saongs 1 and 2 first, correct all of the problems, then we cnt even gt 2 song 3!!!!! per. 4 odd

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Hes nice, and is into music so he's really good at his job.(and at piano)

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hes nice but doesnt have much time for everyone he needs to stop after school activities and do it for the kids who need it

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hes ok, he really needs to stop wit the joke of the day and favoring the flutes

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He is a great musican, but give the tuba a rest

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dont liek him at all ew , ugh ugh ugh ew joke of the day is def, not funny

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mr g seems really nice, he wants to help everyone but there's so many kids in each class, does a good job for so many kids, he is different when he conducts - energy!!!!!

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mr gilley is a bit weird, but nice

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the jokes are kind of funny

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his jokes are strange but they are sort of funny once he gave out his jokes on the paper from his calendar

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BOO!!!!!!!! He's the worst

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It's so obvious that anybody that gets to know mr.G must realize that he wants to have as much fun as possible-funny thing though is that we learn alot at the same time unkown 2us

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He's so annoying. It's funny 2 hear the gilley joel cuz its sooo bad. I hate band.

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love his billy joel! Mr. g is the coolest. he is always upbeat and fun. these kids that don't like him must be beginning band 7th graders that don't know anything about music & fun

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news flash-when a coductor is in front of a group-he IS the center of the world. every band teacher is the same way and is supposed to be-many kids love his billy joel & request it

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If you had a problem with your flute & Mr G couldn't fix it you probably asked him in the middle of rehearsal-ask at the beginning-he always helps if you ask at the right time!

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grrrrr i hate him he thinks hes always right but hes not. this dude has got to check his ratings

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AHHHHHH!!! SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ANNOYING!! he thinks hes BILLY JOEL!!!! GRRRRR i hate him soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much!!

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He's okay I guess.. but he called my house because I missed a stupid lab lunch! He takes away your lunch period and makes you practice your instrument more!

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kids have to put their instruments together tune up and come to him with a million problems at the start of each period - NOT HIS FAULT!

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mr g never looses control of any class - you loose a point if you talk - the only students that don't like him are the ones that don't like practice Sheets

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kids must put their instruments together, tune their instruments, mr g has to fix all the problems kids have with their instruments, he cares this can take time

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The Best of the Best teachers - he makes learning fun

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MR. GILLEY LOOSES CONTORL OF THE CLASS SO EASY! IT TAKES HIM LIKE 30 MINUTES TO GET READY FOR CLASS!!

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hard if not good learner

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I HATE HIM.....WE LEARN NOTHING.......HE TAKES A POINT OF UR AVERAGE IF U TALK...AND ALSO IF U PUT UR INSTRUMENT IN THE WRONG SECTION U GET A "PARKING TICKET"

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Nice guy, but it seems like sometimes he doesn't know what he is doing. It takes him 30 minutes to get ready every period.

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Any 1 who is scared of Mr. Gilley must be scared of their own shadow as well. Get real - the man is the nicest teacher in the school.

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I don't have you, but you scare me.

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he's kinda hard but great music. the band always sounds great. just let us be on time for our classes!

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Mr. Gs a good teacher. And a good piano playr. He tries to help you in any way he can. Some of his jokes need a little work though.

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Mr G's great. He'll be one of the only teachers I'll miss when I get to high school. He's always kind but firm.

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Real easy class. Anyone can get a 100. You can get extra credit if you need it. Mr G's a nice teacher.

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Even when it was too late to make up my sectionals he let me come after finals to make them up. He really cares about kids and their feelings. #1 in my book!

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Too nice, there are a lot of bad kids and he does nothing about them and we never learn because of it!

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too corney! but an easy 100! and thats always good...i HATE SECTIONALS THOUGH

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Mr. G is the coolest in the school, an awesome pianist sounds like Billy Joel when he sings. The only kids that don't like him r the ones who don't practice!

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gilly is into music....too much..no offense no1 likes beethoven

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He's a nice man...and a great piano teacher- i learned so much from him in a short period of time. He's a little corney, but its lyk, his trademark! keep it up

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Mr. G will always help you no matter how overwhelmed he is. He really cares about the kids and how they feel. He wants band to be fun!

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Get harder music!!! We North Merrick kids are capable of playing it!

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Dosen't discriminate which is something I admire (that my old band teacher did)

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Mr.Gilley is nice and good.

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