From my personal experience at rancho he was terrible, talked way too much, and picked difficult music that he would expect everyone to pick up quickly. He knows his stuff but terrible at doing his job as a teacher
He is good. He will brag about his masters degree and his 27+ years of doing stuff. Just ignore it. His quizzes aren't hard and he'll let you retake them until you pass. Some days, he will get mad and rant, but it's generally not directed at an individual. If you know any music theory, some of the stuff he says is wrong, just save him the embarrassment and let it slide. Suggest songs you want to do, but have arrangements, and he will consider it. Ask if you can play piano or bass he may let you
He chooses good music and is a really good composer, but he was in a really bad mood because he felt homesick for his old school. But it seems that he was loved at Venado!
to be honest, not the best music teacher i've had. he gave my orchestra easier music than the others, although 3 of the students were biggeners. I know it sounds good on the student's part, it was very embarasing at the concert. Most of us are disapointed because now, the students who aren't beginners, parents' think we are as good as our preformance. we never had a chance to show what we could do.
HE'S THE BEST TEACHER EVER! I'm always looking forward to his classes. Since I'm in Concert Band, I find the music too easy so I'm probably going to Symphonic next year, but he's a really great teacher! Once I had a problem with my instrument and I brought it to him and he fixed it. I've improved a lot with him!
Mr.McBrien is one of the greatest teachers I have had in a long time...sadly I am an 8th grader and must move on to high school.
Amazing at music teaching. He does have a little temper, but generally a cool guy. His valentine day speech is the most hilarious (and helpful) thing I have ever heard. Go Mr. Mcbrien!
Mr. Mcbrien is a very funny, nice, and helpful music teacher. Sometimes he gets flustered with us, but overall he is a very professional teacher and likes to make jokes.
BEST TEACHER EVER!!!! i improved so much that even mr.mcbrien noticed it
he is definitely a good music teacher. he's a genuine and kind person and he can teach music well. he is really strict but it's for the better for his students.
He's really funny, strict, talks WAY too much, but friendly.
Inspirational, and an amazing teacher. He is also very easy to talk to. Definitely one of the greatest men in my life.
He only talks all day and he says he doesn't have time to do anything. I wonder why...
one of the best teachers in 7th grade...but got really short-tempered in 8th. Still a great teacher. *NEVER TALK DURING TUNING
He's tough when he needs to be. Otherwise, he's the coolest teacher ever!
MRMCBRIEN is the BEST teacher ever he is really good at teaching music
hah he's cool.. and a correction on the last person; in band he got us to unanimous superior, too; the best in the city :)
with him as conductor, we have the highest festival grade for middle schoolers-Superior. and thats band. orchestra got Unanimous Superior.
MR.MCBRIEN IS THE BEST TEACHER EVER! he praises me cuz of the instrument i switched to.
aiite mr mcbrien!!!! hes a cool teacher to learn from and wants perfection but doesnt push it too hard...
Mr. McBrien is SO great! His dominant personality is his awesome sense of humor!! It makes the class fun and interesting.
yay! mcbrien...you are the BEST music teacher/conductor i EVER HAD! XD yay! you are the one who started me in percussion! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THAT! =D
Cool teacher. Kind of nuts about low sounds, but thats cool. Until he gets a few tubas, dont get him mad. Otherwise he just kind of lets it slide the for awile.
Can't believe some people can not like him. He's the only teacher you can acually talk to
great music teacher... but gets mad at the bad/not listerning people, but thats understandable
kool teacher, funny/nice, but mean to kids that do not follow directions