Average 3.06 based on 42 teacher ratings
Heidi Dahms is a Music teacher at Castro Valley High School located in Castro Valley, California and part of Castro Valley Unified School District. Heidi Dahms' 42 teacher ratings contributes to Castro Valley High School's ranking of 1,139 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Castro Valley High School is 4.16 stars.
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her class is very boring and she always takes up half of the class period to take roll. she talks as if the class is kindergartners and she sometime chooses songs that the class hates to play.

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again! picked sophs over grad. seniors

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OMG she's so lame. picked sophs over exel. graduating sr

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worse teacher ever!she was telling us that we were wasting our time in class because many of us are late but now she's wasting our time taking roll.

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the auditions are definitely not anonymous. She KNOWS who's playing because she makes you write your name down....she favors her favorites and picks on the ones she doesn't like.

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mrs. dahms is a cool teacher. she's fair and places us from a blind audition. she works hard and tries to make us sound good. she was very busy with school but can spend more time teaching now.

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I like her. sometimes class is sooo boring, but mostly its fun and she plans trips to cool places.

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can be a good teacher does obsess with concerts and has favorites

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Not very nice at all... favors certain ones and doesn't care about the rest. U can be stuck playing 2nd violin forever even tho u playing better than others before u... not challenging.

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She has her favorites and is not known for being fair. But the biggest thing is she doesn't know how to get the orchestra to play at their best. The school should look for someone better.

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She is kind of mean, and obsessed with concerts, and only cares about flutes and strings. Lay off.

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ms.dahms is the best teaher i have ever had...she was alwqays there for me and i will always be there for her...I luv u ms.dahms or should i say mrs dahms

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the worst conductor ive ever had

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Very nice, but tries WAY too hard to be funny, and thus sometimes embarasses herself. Pretty cool and not demanding though.

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nice but not strict at all which leads to a bad orchestra. the orchestra is full of solo players who dont listen to each other and i think she should work on that. EASY but a bore

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good attitude and is fun but should let students CHALLENGE cuz where's the incentive?what if 2nd violin is too easy you're stuck for the rest of the year.It makes me not want 2 try

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one of my fav teachers. i've only known her since i was born (really i have) so she should be. she should be more strict though. mr leudders was the one who made everyone behave.

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currently not picky enough-she needs to work on sections, and make sure it sounds good before moving on

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i like her

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All those people who think she's too picky and that it should be just hang out with your friends time, get real! This is a serious orchestra for serious people.

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Yes, she's picky, but would you rather have an awful-sounding orchestra? She's very nice (to me at least), and responds to queries, and is just cool overall.

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Gives no appreciation to others and only interested in her career.

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ms dahms does try, but we do have opinions too, and we should not just rely on hers. but good job all the same

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I go to Canyon now, but I really miss her. I CAN'T WAIT to go to CVHS next year and have Ms. Dahms as a teacher!!!!!!!!! She's so cool!!!!!!!

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I've had her forever, if people dont like the way she teaches, drop it.<3

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Being too strict can get you the opposite results that you had hoped for.

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It's way to strict, like orch is our life! It was voluntary and we have lives!

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Needs to work on people skills. Doesn't get the band like she does the orch.

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she is really cool and a way better teacher than jack

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the sweat *o_O....uGH...FLOOD the CLASS!! boring and too picky...OMG!

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She's alright but she picks on every little thing and it gets annoying!!!!

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Ok nice but too strict and too picky. Played one song for 1 hour and 15 min!!!!!

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IS NICE BUT PICKS ON THOSE WHO ARE BAD PLAYERS & CARES TOO MUCH ABOUT CAREER

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I had her in creekside and it was the worst class ever!

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yo. let other kids in on playing in the musical.

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I've had her since 6th grade and she's still pretty nice after all that time.

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Best Band Teacher. Helped me with my music is truly the best music teacher

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i'm happy with whatever right now, but i can see how people are not used to her

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ur a hecca cool teacher! i wish i didnt have to leave u!

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Ok I cant keep up. I wish you would go alittle slower with the orchestra...

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she seems like a nice person, but the new system is a little too strict

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