Average 4.45 based on 14 teacher ratings
Sandy Valerio is a Music teacher at Northport Senior High School located in Northport, New York and part of Northport-East Northport Union Free School District. Sandy Valerio's 14 teacher ratings contributes to Northport Senior High School's ranking of 984 in New York. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Northport Senior High School is 4.17 stars.
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Mr.Valerio taught us to excel musically. There were many times when we could collectively, as a choir, feel larger than our individual selves. We were making music! And oh, did it feel great! "When night is one, with the brooding sea..."
But I think my favorite moment of all my experiences was processing into NHS auditorium, singing "O Come, Emanuel"
Thank you, Sandy!
Ken Brandt, c/o '76

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Great teacher. Learned not only about choral music but about life.

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He stood in for my teacher. He was awful. He would scream at us for not knowing are music then give us a history lesson. Once told a girl that if she were his child he would hit her.

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Mr. V may not have been easy going but he taught us to push ourselves and believe our selves. He told us to live each day to the fullest. I learned more from him than from any other teaching about music love and life itself

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I sang under Mr Valerio in the 70's. Had to move away my junior year and it broke my heart. Best teacher I ever had.

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Verbally abusive... more singing, less talking please.

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Ah, Sandy V. GREAT director, and very caring. Made me cry once, though. Terrified us. But overall, he's by far the best choir director I've ever had. I wish he were still here.

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Brilliant musician but very stubborn and closed-minded. The only reason why his choirs were so good was that everyone was scared of him.

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Valerio's awesome. Sometimes his temper got in the way, but he really cares about everyone in choir, and wants us to do well. Best music teacher I ever had.

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We'll miss you, Valerio! Every person is an art object, and you certainly were. Thanks for the philosophies.

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This guy should write a book. Yes, direct choir on the side....but he's an extrememly profound man who's got a lot to say...somtimes too much for HS kids though

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Mr V was one of the best teachers I have ever had. If you don't undersatnd him now don't worry, you will when you grow up...

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I think the fact that he's soon retiring is making his teaching time...well...story time.

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