Everything that Mieder does is to help the overall good of the band. I'm only a sophomore in her program but I know that she works harder than any other teacher I have. I feel to be honest her class shouldn't be thought of as "easy," she makes the class challenging. But that's also one of the things that make her such an amazing band director. There are things on the clarinet that I know I can do, there are also things I need to work on. Don't join band if you're not going to give it your all.
Ms. Mieder is the best music instructor that a student can ask for. I was fortunate enough to have been with her for all four years in high school. She may get harsh and aggressive, but it is all for a reason. No one seems to appreciate her passion for music, therefore they disrespect her and believe that she is "selfish" or "conceited". I honestly believe that Ms. Mieder deserves much more respect from her students and the school faculty.
Meider is a really good teacher. I don't like her so much as a person but I can't say I hate her. She does get a lot of crap from both parents and students. Even though she practically runs the music program by herself. It would probably make both band and orchestra better if there was a second teacher to help her out. It's a shame she is the only teacher there. Even in my middle school there were two teachers for music so why not here? -Garrett
One of the most dedicated and exceptional teacher I'm ever fortunate to have. I try hard to be dedicated in Chorus but the people in it are too ignorant to actually realize the work she puts into us. Their minimal efforts and attitudes drive me CRAZY and I'm fortunate enough to have the ability to get away from the class. Unfortunately, she can't. I think people who can't even sing/play a pitch right, more so who can't spell "conceited" right, shouldn't have the right to complain/criticize her.
I love Ms. Mieder!!!She is FREAKIN awesome, nobody can do as much as she does in the time that shegets to it. If you disagree, you can suck it.
She is a very dedicated and talented music teacher. The students who are intelligent understand why she has such high standards. Even though this school is primarily one with an academic focus, she has created an excellent program that consistently earns superiors. Students who don't like her are lazy and don't want to strive for high achievements.
Mieder might be a strict teacher, but that does not merit the cruel things being said on here. She tells it to you straight. You always know what is to be expected of you, and as long as you show effort, she will understand. Because of this year's backlash, she is pretty disconnected with the seniors. However, this does not change my opinion of her. She is very passionate and dedicated. I have become a better musician thanks to her and I have had a wonderful experience in band.
Kim Mieder is a Strict teacher, but a really helpful one. she's the type of band teacher that will push you and make you strike beyond your level. she's probably one of the most hard working teachers I KNOW of. For all of you out there that thinks her concerts are all about her, it's not. you don't know half of the stuff they do behind the curtains, the band. she created not ONLY a AWSOME performing band, orchestra. but a group of family like band each year. Kim Mieder. Best director. nuff said
I love Kim Mieder with a passion! She only wants wants best for her students and the reputation of Hillsborough. Yes she is strict but she ALWAYS gets the job done and her students ALWAYS perform to their highest ability.
Kim Mieder is the best director I have ever met. I have learned so much from her over the years and its about time for graduation. Mieder has taught me to be a better leader, musician, and responsibility. She is also one of the most intelligent people I have met. Mieder is an excellent musician and with out her teaching and guiding me I wouldn't have the opportunities and scholarships I have now. I will truly miss her after I graduate, but i'll always come back to visit anyway. My fav teacher
as a band director she is great , a chorus teacher , not so much . She tells us every day that she didnt want to teach chorus , only band , and that she doesn't like us . she says we're horrible and that we should be ashamed of ourselves .. EVERY DAY ... i like to believe she used to be nice , but was wore down by the kids over the years ..
I think Mieder is the best teacher I have ever had. She is strict but she cares and wants the band to be great and we are great because of her.
She is strict and expects you to actually do your work. Very involved in the band, plans trips and concerts. Band is not for wussies, she expects teamwork and due to her efforts the band constantly gets superior ratings at festivals. In my 4 years we have never gotten anything less. If you don’t like her, you’re probably just not doing your best and maybe you shouldn’t be in band. She is a great band director who is involved and passionate.
Ms. Meider can either be pleasant or quite belittling towards her students. She expects people to make her program as high of a priority as the core subjects, even though she doesn't put very much effort into teaching the program itself. The Band program obviously receives the majority of her interest. As a former part of it, I can say that her teaching ethic for the Orchestra is ineffective, along with her very limited knowledge of string instruments; you basically teach yourself.
Mieder is amazing ... very talented and smart. she gets a bad rap sometimes because people dont understand or appreciate what she does. I love her
A very stubborn teacher one of the worst I have ever dealt with, very hard to deal with often puts on the "nice" act for many of us parents.. She has sent my son home with homework many times leaving
Although she is passionate about her band, she is very stubborn, and thinks that her band is the only thing in the universe. Very conceded, and even orchestrates performances so that she is the center
I LOVE MEEDAH! She really needs to be appreciated because she puts up with a lot and turns a whole bunch f us rowdy ridiculous ruffians into well tuned musicians and we always perform wonderfully. She
she yells alot but that may be due to lack of participation form the students, lol
You guys don't give her enough credit. She's a wonderful teacher best I had all four years. And I was here when Farmer was. He didn't actually teach! I learned with Mieder!
miss meider rocks shes the best band director, Trumpets are the best section with the most talented musicians in the world GO TRUMPETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It's only the dumb orchestra and kids in band who can't read music who don't her. What other teacher makes fun of as many people as she does?? PRAISE BUDDHA.
Ms. Meider has some room for improvement ..she may want to think about speaking to others and not shouting ...We miss you Mr.Farmer come back :-(
ms mieder is a beautful person on the inside and the out .... we love her ....
Meider is ok sometimes but MOST of te time she is very mean and rude!!! Maybe thats why rumors are half her band is quitting????
mieder should get more credit, she tries. its hard to go from obedient middle schoolers to, well, us. she's a real great person though, i liked her a lot
She is more of a band teacher than anything, she doesnt know anything about orchestra. Through music theory and band, however, she more than makes up for it.
Meider is one of the most horrible teachers I've had. She doesn't know how to teach an Orchestra class and therefore shouldn't. Stick with band.