Average 3.53 based on 24 teacher ratings
John Gifford is a Music/Architecture teacher at Friends School of Baltimore located in Baltimore, Maryland. When comparing John Gifford's ratings to other teachers in the state of Maryland, John Gifford's ratings are below the average of 4.37 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Friends School of Baltimore is 4.0 stars.
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Mr Gifford is odd and can be angry at some times but he is extremely knowledgeable about music. He is a great person if you get on his good side and he has taught me so much about music. Not for the light of heart, but I'd recommend Mr. Gifford if you are interested in improving your music skills

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He taught me all I know, and is a great band instructor! Take band!!

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Absolutely no noodling in the classroom. And memorize it cause there's a test.

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Never thought I would learn so much about music from one person. Great teacher and fantastic musician.

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my experiance was TERRIBLE with this teacher he never had any patience and every and threw a book across the room!! DO NOT TAKE BAND he is very unprofessional and has anger issues!

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annoying and not a good music teacher. unprofessional

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He played trombone for Michael Jackson. How awesome is that?

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I was blessed to have a music teacher this gifted and kind. He gets the best out of his students. He is wonderful!

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Mr. gifford is great! he just takes things very seriously!

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I love Mr. G! He does take stuff very seriously, but if you pay attention, don't goof off, and actually care about playing music, he is a great teacher/director.

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hes just so fanatical about music!! he once kicked the whole class out 15 minutes early because a few people werent listening (i wasnt even among them)

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i like Grizz alot- very cool guy modest and somewhat underappriciated. Also really nice guy and has had an interesting life. played trombone in a cruiseship band for a long time

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nicest man...oustanding knowledge and always willing to help.. would help me wiht my clarinet after school for free.. very enthusiastic..how can you not like him..great teacher!

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nice, knows his stuff, but hates our grade and always tells us to shut up

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Knows how to do his art, but talks fast and talks soo much! give him a rest!!

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A little too much angst. Irritating.

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Goes on and on and on, then tells at us that we're not going fast enough. Well, yeah, cuz u spent half the period talking to us instead of letting us work!

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HORRIBLE AND BORING

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Very Cool and Fun!

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he's really wierd. He has like these little anger outbursts...it kinda freaks me out.

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Shoot me is what comes to mind

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Demands a lot

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Very pushy and mean, for a mucic teacher

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