Mr. Powell is the Man!! No doubt, one of the best teachers ever. too bad he had to retire.
Mr. Powell is AMAZING. He has such a passion for music and can work wonders on any group. Sadly, he just retired after 25 years of directing Voices. He will be missed SO much.
He's a great guy, and a great teacher. He taught me "Music History" in the mid 80s. Just don't ever let him catch you playing "Heart and Soul" on the piano in his classroom.
I can't put into into words what I felt during Voices' NYSSMA concert last year. Everything felt so right. I could feel the music all around me- the emotion, the love. Afterwards, when Mr. Powell told us how proud he was of us and how much he loved music, a tear came to my eye. Mr. Powell has an unrivaled passion for music and teaching, and I can easily say that he is the best teacher I have ever had.
Mr. Powell is far and away the best teacher I have ever had. he loves his students and he loves music. He is truly inspirational.
Actually it's 60 not 80 kids; maybe there's something called an audition where you really have know your stuff. If taking 10% of the people who try out isn't selective, idk what is. And about scholarships and people who made it, ever heard of Jared Campbell? Jealous much?
biggest joke in school is Voices..select group(80 kids) how is that select?...favorites ...and free 100's adding to GPA...when was the last singer to scholarship from Vestal...never
Good teacher. Teaches you everything you need to know to be a good singer. Although what he teaches you can be hard to understand, you will get it eventually. K
Mr. P's Passion in life is voices... This is my third year in voices.. (and last =( ) but its been a very memorative experience
Heart on fire, brain on ice. He's the coolest... I'll never forget my Voices experience.
Mr Powell is the best ever! He knows music VERY well and knows how to teach it to us. He got us to Carnegie Hall...what else can i say?? =) i love him!
Mr powell knows his music and can take even the least musical person and make a talented singer out of them.
He really makes us strive for perfection in voices and does not mind taking extra time to make sure we all understand stuff in Music theory
I spent my whole four years with Mr.Powell and I must say that it was partly due to his love of good music and insistance on perfection that I went into music.
Never had the man as a teacher but he is ultra nice! Very friendly person. I just wish he wasn't so full of him self... but I guess there are worse things.
Always seems to get his point across even if you have no idea what he's talking about. Voices is best the second year. (Not third)
Mr. Powell takes his job very seriously, and Voices is very good. He wants everyone to practice, and the people who know their music get the best grades.