this guy is a joke. even though he was a great Orchestra instructor, he demanded too much from his students. He treated band students like dirt and always let his anger get the best of him. He needs to retire ASAP.
cool experiments/demonstrations. ask him about Hydrogen gas demonstration. smart.
For the Ratings that are horrible, i believe that is reffering to Mr. NICHOLSON. NOT Mr. Nichols, because Rob nichols Is only a MUSIC teacher. He's the best thing that happened to Dobson Orchestra, I Graduated in 2012, And He teaches SO well, even if it means making you mad to make you play better.
Worst teacher I've had. He lost people's papers all the time. Terrible at explaining things; unless you're fairly good in science to begin with, you're better off asking other kids in class for help
Rob Nichols is an excellent musician and teacher. While I agree that he sets expectations for the ensembles, I do not feel they are unrealistic or excessive. He genuinely cares for his students.
I'm surprised by the rating this guy has! I really enjoyed his orchestra classes. He's funny and wants you to do well so expects a lot from you. The only bad thing is A hour starts at 6:45!
I think Mr.Nichols is a great teacher! You just have to give him a chance! I enjoyed having FSO everyday morning with him!
Mr. Nichols expects orchestra to always be first priority. He expects us to drop everything for orchestra and gets mad when somebody disagrees.
Very dry sense of humor. I'm not sure how good he is with orchestra, but with band students he's overly tough and nearly impossible to please.