Average 4.17 based on 91 teacher ratings
Scott Herman is a Music teacher at Cabin John Middle School located in Potomac, Maryland and part of Montgomery County Public Schools. Scott Herman's 91 teacher ratings contributes to Cabin John Middle School's ranking of 84 in Maryland. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Cabin John Middle School is 4.14 stars.
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however you think class may be, it turns out to be worth it by the end of the year.

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Mr. Herman is a strict teacher, but that certainly pays off to Cabin John's superior band and orchestra ratings at music festivals. I would also like to acknowledge the success of his students who make the county and state ensembles. He is that type of teacher that wants the best of you and has certain expectations to follow. If you succeed in those categories, you'll become one of his favorite students. He is very knowledgeable, clear, and honest in his teaching. He hates students who are lazy

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He has made band amazing sounding.

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AMAZING TEACHER!!!!!!!!!

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awesome teacher better than mrs troupos

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Mr. Herman is strict, and I mean STRICT. Though he yells and expects a lot, he means the best. He is the best musical director I've ever known !

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Honestly, he scared the living daylight out of me. He was so strict and expected so much out of everyone but still was an amazing teacher. 99% sure he sated me but he still made me want to do better. A lot of people don't like him because he's "mean" but it's just him wanting you to play well. I was pretty sad when I had to leave middle school.

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Any student who doesn't see how great of a teacher that Scott Herman is should put down their instrument and take up art. He was awarded Maryland teacher of the year and has the most successful band program in Maryland and one of the best in the US. It sucks that Mr Herman actually expects you to prepare for class and practice and to actually take his class seriously. Take advantage of a great teacher. And save your crying for your college professors who will not care if you succeed or fail.

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He isn't mean but he has high expectations ,he honestly scares us to drive us to be better and its so funny when he messes with kids, he is a amazing teacher but not great at communication

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He is the best music teacher ever! But he is very strict😩

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okay so im not gonna be biased like some people who are just like "oh hes mean so hes a bad teacher." Well "meaness" is irrelevant to good teaching. Mr herman is actually a really good teacher for music, thats why cabin john has such a strong instrumental music program. Hes strict yeah, but its called discipline.

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Mr.Herman is certianly one of the best music teachers in the US. He has a very calm personality, and he gives you lots of advice not only for your instrument, but for life too. He really understands kids since he's been teaching kids for over 20 years. If you misbehave, you will see a strict side of him. Overall, he's a pretty good music teacher.

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Top rated music teacher in Maryland and one of the best in US. Perfect scores at all band competitions. Tough teacher but you will learn more from Mr Herman than any other teacher.

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Mr.Herman is the best teacher ever!!! He isn't super nice or anything like that but, he teachers discipline and gives the orchestra GREAT tips on how to have better intonation. I feel like Mr.Herman really understands children. He is strict but, that's why Cabin John has a AWESOME music program. THANKS MR HERMAN!!!

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Mr. Herman has mellowed a lot from when my oldest had him. In 2010 discipline school discipline was very bad and I'm sure it filtered into the music room. I hear kids seldom get in trouble now. Mr Herman is still firm but he puts in a serious amount of time and effort for the students. It shows. The groups are incredible. He told a class he drove in recent snow storm to drive a parent to get her child from All-State. He is taking entire band, orchestra, chorus to NYC - Brave and Bravo!

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AWESOME! Mr. Herman is the best! He has high expectations and is very strict, but he's really nice, too!

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Tbh, he is so cool and is a totes amazing teacher ;) he rly picks out your mistakes and helps u fix them! Mr. Herman is b <3

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he is a ok teacher who taught me saxophone.

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Mr. Herman is confusing. When I threatened to quit band, he said, "You are one of the best drummers in the band. I need you!" The next day... "You are playing awful! You need to practice more!" Eventually, I gave up on understanding him.

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Yup - trips are the best! I'm jealous you are going to Cedar Point this year.

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Even though Mr Herman is so strict he knows everything about orchestra and makes us sound awesome. Orchestra def my favorite class. The group is so big so a few kids can be talkative. But I think they may just having a little too much fun. I wish they were quiet so Mr Herman wouldn't get angry. Kids in front seem to get most attention and some think that's favorites. But they are up close cause best and need more picky details to improve. He rewards us with the coolest trios!!!!

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He is a very strict teacher he yells alot and has very high expectations but he is a great instrument teacher he usally gets right to the point.

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You're a teacher known for giving many detentions And you yell quite a bit too not to mention But I guess that's how you get us to pay attention Without your strictness and high demands This band would never be where it stands Just three years with you we've all improved I guess what's left to say is thank you

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Not fun if you take private lessons. h

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I see a lot of reports that he is strict. I also notice some say how he do3w not notice kids when they are misbehaving. It's amazing, but both are true. He just has kids he doesn't like and simply

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BEST TEACHER EVER!!

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You're a great teacher, but you're ver unpopular with the students.

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Great teacher makes the best concert and were all proud of what weve done by the end of the year even if he is strict.

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he is VERY good at teaching but he never has any fun when hes teaching!!!

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can go either way sometimes nice sometimes mean

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He is a good teacher...very scrict

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he is a great teacher but he is soooooo mean sometimes and by sometimes i mean most of the times

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He very strict but is excellent at what he does. All of his bands are always the top winners in competitions. It is the strict and hard teacher you learn from and remember. Strongly recommend Mr H.

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He is nice, but really stict; i rlly would't blame him because everyone is talking goofing around, and other stuff while he is talking or tunning. It is really annoying once you think of it.

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really strict, doesnt listen to you, but experienced

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Mr. Herman IS "The Herminator." Like it or not, there's no getting around it. My class dubbed him as such, 8 years ago, and it's stuck, so it's here to stay. Sorry, kiddo.

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i heard that he is called the HERMINATOR that is mean, he might be strict but it does the job.

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he's strict but we do well. he's a great teacher and he'll help you if you go to him.

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Ha, sometimes he can be mean and scary but deep down he's really nice. >.< The only scary is the playing tests, lol.

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strict, but helpful

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strict, but a good teacher

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i love this man

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He always goes into some sort of rant/speech about how the 8th Grade bad is so much better than the 7th...

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He is indeed strict. Other than that he rules because he is actually a very good teacher. VIOLAS RULE!!

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In my class, he lets the capable players get away with pretty much anything. He picks on the lower register instruments the most, which is irritating considering I'm one of them.

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really srict but he knows a lot

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My friend had Herman, and he got picked on alot. Now, because of that, he is like the best player in our school. If Herman pickes on you, it is because he sees talent, not because he is mean.

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Mr. Herman can be mean at times, but compared to Wootton's band teacher, he's really good...he might be strict but he's a good teacher

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Mr. Herman is a great teacher but, IS EVIL! He picks on the low register instruments by doing drills they cant do and when they try to practice them they cant mute it so they get a lunch detention : (

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he is pretty scrict but he is a awsome teacher.

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if you think he is a bad teacher than its because you stink at band. if you are actually a prodigy like me, this class is simple.

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Mr. Herman is a really good teacher, but he is alittle mean.

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He's really strict and gets you to work hard but he's always proud of his class and is sometimes funny.

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unfair, why will he just pull names...anyways hes ok overall

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Is really nice if u listen to him and try to play. He isn't a good people person, but u can tell he is a nice guy. he's my fav. teacher!

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He is a great teacher, if u play well and practice hard

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i was one of those ppl who said i hated him but after 7th he became one of my favs when i started wooths everyone talked about how much they missed him even if they h8ed him b4

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hungry for reputation but still nice. at times.

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He is a good teacher but he spazzes out at anyone who even whispers in his class. he has talent but he is very strict. he is a good teacher but if you dont like to work dont signup

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I am not in his band but i have him in MCYO & I babysit for his daughter. Appreiciate what he has to offer and you will learn a lot I promise! Hes really nice J

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I'm not in Cabin John, but I have him for mcyo. he's a good teacher because he's strict. and sometimes he's funny ^^

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He is harsh but is very nice and can teach u a lot

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he is kind of strict but fair and a good teacher

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He is such a wonderful teacher!! Very nice yet strict! So practice practice!

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hes realy funny when he wants 2 b nd has the best comebacks i h8ed him at 1st but at the end of 7th i started 2 get him hes really cool when he takes us to mall

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He's an AWESOME dude, and you only realize how amazing he is once you're gone. Take advantage of all he has to offer, he is a great teacher!

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He's great, I'm in my last year with him, and he migh get strict, but he really knows his stuff. He's made a difference in lots of students lives, mine included

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talks way too much during class and then says that we waste too much time..im in adv orchestra

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Can you say ISSUES?

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He is soo strict becuase he wants to keep his reputation. Sometimes he can be nice but then he gets really strict

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He is SO hard, but a really good teacher - try to appreciate him while you have him. I had him 6 years ago and still remember him.

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He is a strict teacher and pulles the best out of every student. When I switched schools, the new music teacher was very good but not so strict.

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Very hard, festivals are soooo much fun. You'll hate him when you have him but after that you'll think he was the best band teacher there could be.

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Mr.Herman is a good music teacher, but he is way hard and soooo strict! he makes kids cry sometimes, he yells at everybody!

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not very nice, and not very helpful. concerned with being the best, and likes to show off.

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He cares a lot and is helpful

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hes a really good music teacher but its ok to bond with your student mr H.

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Mr. H is awesome....gets the job done and is really into teaching...unlike other teachers...makes CJ the best music place

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he cant really talk to people... he said he remembered my firstday at cabin john and that i was nice to him, so why am i so mean now?

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OMG! i quit b/c of him

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He is hard, but he is a very good teacher. Even though practicing is crucial I think that as long as people learn their music it is good

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Herman is good at teaching if he wasnt our teacher Adv band prob would have gotten 2's or even 3's at state!~

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hmm mr herman....he's a really good teacher and knows music better than anyone that teaches mcps but hes hard and cant talk 2 ppl very well.

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He is mean and can not communicate at all. he told me that i have no friends once. But, he is a good musician and made our group sound amazing.

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He can be pretty mean but he really is a good teacher. Hes not very good about communicating with students though.

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He's a really good teacher, although he doesn't really know how to communicates with students...but o well...he's made me a better musician

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ehh hes pretty strict but hes ok i guess

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