Average 4.93 based on 54 teacher ratings
Steve Benefield is a Music teacher at Las Flores Middle School located in Las Flores, California. When comparing Steve Benefield's ratings to other teachers in the state of California, Steve Benefield's ratings are above the average of 4.17 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Las Flores Middle School is 4.01 stars.
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His orchestra was top in the ENTIRE country when he had his WORSE orchestra in his career. So every year he taught, he was best in country, but only that year they got to go to nationals to easily win it. Better than any highschool chamber orchestra. He retired the same year I finished middle school

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I have had 4 different orchestra teachers and Mr. Benefield has been the best one. His class is not easy, but he holds you to such high standards and believes in each one of his students to create a well-behaved ensemble. He does not waste classtime or make jokes. It is evident that he is passionate about what he does which inspires many to love music also.

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Mr benefield is one of those once in a lifetime teachers that helps you with almost anything you need. You will not get into any trouble unless you are bullying another kid in his class, but he might send you to the office to be dealt with. Really all you have to do in his class is count and listen, nothing more than what you learn in kindergarten. I regret to inform anyone who checks here that he is retiring over summer and the he conducted his last concert yesterday, 6/11/15.

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I'm very thankful Mr. Benefield taught me how to play violin when I had no prior knowledge. He's seriously the best music teacher and I'm very grateful I had him for two years. I wish he taught at my high school.

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Mr. Benefield is undeniably the best teacher I've ever had. I was in his String Ensemble for two years and both years I had an amazing experience with him!! He knows his stuff and he knows how to make you better. Also, he gives us challenging music to play because he knows we can play it. we're under his baton, so everyone tries so much harder. On the other hand, mrs. Olinger has just been a complete let down after having Mr. B :(

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Best teacher i'v ever had, very knowledgeable about music, made me want to keep playing.

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He is sooooo smart, I am in his 2014 string assemble and he is probably the best teacher I ever will have for any subject. Don't listen to the people that say he sucks, unless they have a really good reason. He never punishes you unless you bully other kids. He promised and he kept it.

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It's been a while since I've seen Mr. Benefield but I remember him clear as day. I wrote about him for my CAHSEE exam you take sophmore year at high school. The topic was to write about someone in your life that has affected you and he came immediately to my mind. I got a perfect score on that essay.

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Mr. Benefield is a great teacher. He helps so much in how you play and your position. I learned so much from him!!!!

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Awesome teacher. He expects a lot, but he is super helpful and patient, and if you are serious about orchestra it isn't too hard. He expects respect, but treats you with respect also. My fave. period.

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really good, really good

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I wouldn't call Mr. Benefield an "easy" teacher, but if you work hard and are serious about orchestra, you will get a good grade.

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Great in every way got in string ensemble in 7th grade

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He is the best teacher ever!

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he was great in 6&7th grade-wonderful. but in 8th he killed hiswhole string ens, makin everyone madafter sudenlycanceling afestival. he oncetold us 2 close our eyes&raise our hands if we were [email protected]!

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MR. Benefield rocks!! he is the best teacher i ever had

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One of the best teachers i have seen. The respect he gives and expects, make the students want to do their best and at the same time have fun.

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mr.benefield is probably the best teacher i have ever had. he is great and is a lot of fun, but when it comes to concerts he becomes kinda fuzzy but its just to make us play better and be the best that we can be.

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Best Music Teacher Ever!!!

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mr b rocks! haha hes a great teacher and he is just all around awesome haha. i have so much fun in his class i showed him something called the eggsong and he calls me egghead now. :) (string ensemble)

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OMG MR. BENEFIELD IS THE BEST TEACHER EVER!!!!!!

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awesome!!!

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Odd bird that man...never enjoyed his class.

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Even though im not his student my best friends are and he is awesome!!! HE ROCKS!!!! a little known fact is that he eats tv dinners for breakfast foods because he hates breakfast! Ha Hes great!! : )

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mr.benefield is cool.sometimes he strange. he is funny, kind of. i like him alot. his jokes are funny, most of the time. he is a good teacher.

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OMG Mr.Benefield is sooooooooo AWESOME!!!!!!!! u have to b crazy to think otherwise! wen i had to learn a piece in 3 days he helped me nonstop til i learned it! and the song was pretty fun after all!

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He's so cool, STRING ENSEMBLE FOR THE WIN! Haha, anyway he's funny, his class is fun, he does too smile whoever said he doesn't it's bs rofl, yay! No punishments=good kids, weird.

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Mr. Benefield is soo nice and funny! His jokes are sort of lame but they're still funny. Mr. Benefield rocks!!!

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I personally have learned a lot from you. I really mean it. My brother was lucky to have you as a teacher and so am I. Your really smart.

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Really like his teaching style! sad that next year i will have a different teacher though. I can't wait 'til we go to Disneyland and Santa Clara! It is going to be sooo much FUN!!!

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he is super kul. and there is no better music teacher in the whole world. i am very lucky to have him as my teacher :)

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He's not only the best teacher in human hstry he is also one of the bst ppl i have had the pleasure to meet Hes a special soul. THe world wud b better place if we were all like him

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Very cool dude, one of a kind, very helpful and intelligent! I'll will miss you when I am gone, (especially your corny jokes)!!!

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He is the best orchestra teacher in the world! He pushes us to make us better. I have improved soo much since sixth grade!

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He's the best orchestra teacher ever!!!

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Mr. B is the best teacher ever!!!!! I'm so much better on my instrument now!! I don't know how people don't like him. I guess you have to be his student to understand.

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You are awesome!!! You're nice, funny, and a great teacher. I'll be sad when it is the end of next year. :(

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I saw his son yesterday.

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He's da best music teacher in da whole world. YOU ROCK!

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Mr. B is THE best music teacher the world has ever known. He pwnz.

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Mr.B is one of the best teachers I have ever had!!! He is definitely the greatest! even my parents love him. He totally inspires you 2 keep doin music.

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Mr. Benefield is one of the best teachers you'll ever have! His instructions are clear and is extremely caring. If you don't like him now, wait till you get to high school.

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yoyoyo wad up mr. B? no matter what people say YOU are THE greatest orchestra teacher who has ever lived!!! your hillarious.......sometimes

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Mr. Benefield is the BEST teacher i have ever had. EVER!

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hes a veryyyyyyy super great teacher! id like to have him though out high school if i could! but i cant cause he only teaches middle school.....=( but hes a great teacher not strick or mean 'n stuff!

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Mr. B seems sooo nice :) I have Mrs. B, but i've been to Mr. B's class a few times because i have friends in orchestra, and he seems really cool!

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yo. your the greatest teacher yet.

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IF you want an easy class, this isnt it. But Mr. B's probably the best orch teacher ever, better than Olinger anyway. TEACH AT TESORO!!!

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cool guy

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Mr. Benefield is deffinitly my favorite teacher...he is so nice and helpful

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Mr. Benefield is the best teacher I've ever had..U r ock mr. B

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WOW! I miss you Mr. B. Highschool is so different with out you...ps Mrs. Olinger is the worst orchestra teacher compared to you!

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you're the best!

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great teacher

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