Holy cow...this guy was awesome! I am still sad that he left Olathe East.OE Orch. is fine now but not the same. We had the best(teacher and program)...now not so much. Long live Pieken!
OE Orchestra is a joke. We play jr. high level music at best. Pieken gives top seats to students he deems worthy, often putting those w/ mediocre skill in front of talented ones for personal reasons.
Best orch in the city...and probably the state....we all have to be thankful we have a teacher so dedicated
I don't think Mr. Pieken plays or uses favorites in class. I think he just goes out of his way to help students out in orchestra who also go out of their way to help the orchestra achieve high succes
mr. pieken is awesome. he has a great sense of humor and loves his job.
This guy must hear voices in his head. Always complains that the class talks too much, but half the time no one is really talking.
I can't beleive I'm saying this, but I miss Mrs Wann. Pieken's class is boring. He doesn't talk quite as much as Mrs Wann, but his class is 5 times more boring.
I hope Mr. Piekan is fair next year, I heard that he plays favorites.
Russ is a very good teacher that understands the philosophy of orchestra and strings as a whole. He is good for society.