He is a mixed bag. He is a very good bebop jazz musician which sets him apart from most other band teachers. Great ears. Wish he were better versed in non-jazz music, though. Has a 'sink or swim' mentality. Can be quite rude and arrogant. Sometimes he'll say nice things, though. He has a 'superstar' complex. If you can, study jazz with him at least once. You'll learn a lot for sure. On the other hand, it's simply a fact that a lot of people didn't get a long with him. It is what it is.
He can be very mean and condescending, but he knows his stuff, we are lucky to have such a talented individual as our teacher, even if he hates us all :-P
sarcastic, but he knows his stuff. Great music teacher.
Great teacher, knows what he's doing very helpful. Except to the drummers. : )
love him or hate him but great teacher if you care, funny, creative, great musician
Actually knows much less than he claims. All about image. Rarely raises musical standards above a basic level. Downright Rude.
Out of four years of school he was the only teacher who was nice and helpfull in my education he made music fun and i looked forward to his class every day.
A true genius, it has been an honor to have him as a teacher.
he is an amazing teacher that helps you achieve your best
He's the best teacher and was inspiring to me to become a theater actress!