At first you look like you walked into a living death trap, but after getting over that fear you realize how much he is only trying to help you. Everything he does is to make you a better person in life and a better musician. I greatly enjoy his lessons and hope that he returns to BRHS soon. Currently he is out on suspension, not quite sure what its about, but I hope he returns soon.
Mr. Markiewicz is absolutely the singluar BEST TEACHER I have ever met in my life. He's entirely dedicated to educating his students with a level of commitment and love no other teacher shows. We are family to him. Not only does he inspire amazing musicianship, he also cares about teaching character, leadership, and hard work, which has already helped me already in my academic career and I know will stay with me for the rest of my life. We desperately need him back to teach future generations.
He was nice when I met him for the first time and then I started marching band and well it was crazy most days ,but it was still really fun. Obviously he did his job well because we made it to semi finals at Indy and we placed 18th. I kinda wish he was back at school but marching band schedules are up so I guess he's coming back hopefully soon. He's a great teacher who just wants students to do well and Mr Myer is an awesome teacher really laid back.
Mr. Markiewicz is by far the best band director Bridgewater-Raritan has ever seen. Ever since he joined the band program, the Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensembles, and Marching Band has excelled and been elevated to the state level. Due to his hard work and dedication to the band program, Bridgewater undoubtedly has the best band program in the state; the Marching Band even made it as the 18th best band in the ENTIRE COUNTRY! Without him, the band program will sadly become a shell of its former glory.
He was strict but it was effective.He was very sincere and hardworking.He wanted his student to reach their best.Mrs Baksi
I'm a sophomore in both the marching band and wind ensemble, and I can truthfully say he is the best mentor I will ever have. I can easily understand why people don't like him, since he can be demanding at times, but if you do what he says, I guarantee it will pay off. Marching band is a great example, and after many years he has gotten us into Semi-Finals at Grand Nationals, something I will never forget. He is also very hard-working, and is always conducting doing something.
Mr. Markiewicz is the single greatest teacher I've ever had. He is extremely knowledgeable on the subject of music but does so much more by providing students with life lessons and skills. Many people dislike him due to his style, but these people are immature and do not understand his overall goal. It is true that he does have favorites, but these students are individuals who show exemplary musicality and leadership. I am not one of his favorites, but I still respect and admire him so much.
I think that people are unfair to him. I'm in his music workshop class, and I've noticed that so long as you're not a juvenile delinquent, and treat him with respect, he's a really cool guy. And has a great sense of humour.
Although Mr. Markieiwicz gets upset if his students do not put in enough effort (and I would be too, if I were him), he is a very encouraging director and I don't see why people hate him. You just have to put your heart and soul into what you do, and he will commend you for your effort and determina
Used to like him, thought that he was reasonable. Wrong. Flat out wrong. Contradicts himself. Doesn't care about students. Picks favorites and tries to dictate. Be a mindless minion and you'll be fine
HORRIBLE teacher for music. very rude and mean. he definatly judges you. he takes favorites, especially if you are in the band. and his handwriting is awful which makes it hard to take good notes.
He's a man that knows what he's doing- hard to find people like that in the music world today.
I don't understand why so many people hate him. I understand that he occasionally yells at us, but that is only when we deserve it. He also teaches us about important virtues in life that actually make sense. I think he takes great pride in being a band teacher and really cares for our success.
I would love to drop...but I waited too long. I thought he was just stressed because of Indy. Nope. Hate him. If you want to do band, don't do it at the high school. Take private lessons instead.
He can turn a bad player into a good one, but can get pretty fierce in the process. Do marching band, try out for Wind Ensemble, Region Band, and Jazz and he will like you enough.
Knowledgable, energetic. BUT explosive, belittling, overbearing, rude, unapproachable.... Cares about the reputation music groups, not the students. Found an effigy of him when exiting stadium.
doesnt care about you unless you are in marching band. acts like every class is a performance rather than a place for learning. im not sure why he is still teaching
Saying that he has a Napoleonic personality is an insult to Napoleon. He has no tact and shouldn't be teaching impressionable teens. I still have nightmares about him, and I graduated years ago.
marching band is overrated and he doesn't care about anyone who is not in the marching band or wind ensemble. Markiewicz has favorites and really dotes on them, leaving the rest of the band in neglect
Can be a good teacher but can get mad and curse/ throw objects
Pedagogically sound, Napoleonic personality needs work.
One of the best teachers I'll ever have. Though some take his energy and drive the wrong way, without him BR would be nothing. I love how he incorporates life lessons to music-it makes it worth it.
He doesn't know any positive ways to get us to work, just yells at us until we're awesome.
He scares and threatens students into rehearsing and runs his class in a tyrannic manner. Admittedly, he gets good results, but it wouldn't hurt him to be a bit kinder.
Great music knowledge but needs an anger management class!
Challenging but makes rehearsal worth it. Without out him, the music program wouldn't be so good at BR. He's got connections everywhere. Great teacher. Ask him for help if you need, you'll learn alot.
I admit he's a good teacher. But, he has nasty mood swings and he's almost always mad (80% of the time) its great that he doesn't settle for less than perfect but we're high schoolers....honestly
He challenges us to new levels even through the tough times. Italian in Algiers was incredible. omg!
I think he is really mean and if i could pick from him or Mr. Myer i'd pick Myer
Hes really cool and nice. But sometimes I get scared because I think hes going to scream and get mad at our section. x_x but other than that hes ok. I'm gonna have a heart attack during lessons. x)
He is amazing....keep bringing us to new heights. ALso makes band fun.
there's been alot of ratings for this teacher, they said that this teacher doesn't care about thestudents only for the music and that is so WRONG!
He seems like a nice guy, but he has to work on the boringness factor and involvling students more,all he does is talk talk talk and never let you talk.no class discussions or fun.
Best teacher ever...the only one I'll miss when I'm gone. He only expects the best, no matter who you are, and makes us all greater people because of it. Thank you Mr. Mark.
This music program is definetly the most corrupt ever. Marching band is simply for the Glory of him and Mr.Myer and becuae without it hed have nolife,picksfavs
Very enthusiastic about music (which is a good thing).. but it sometimes seems as though all he cares about is marching band.
all he cares about is the marching band...if mb has a bad rehearsal then he takes it out on his bands...needs attitude adjustment...
amazing...i mean come on uv got to be to win 13 different championships and be the director of a DCI...Crossman...he will change ur musical life
KNOWS WHAT HE'S DOING. MY HERO. THE MAN. DOESN'T LET THE OKAY TO BAD PLAYERS GET AWAY WITH NOT BEING SO GREAT.
Awesome Music Workshop teacher who got me into theory. Also an amazing director with such a passion for music!
A little obsessed with himself ...Really knows how to make you do ur best we souldnt be a great band without him and if you hate band quit no1s forcing you
a thousand times better than myers! yes, he can get over-emotional, but it is all for our own good. w/o him, we wouldn't have made this far!
Looses his temper too quickly. Need to have more respect for his students.
Markiewicz knows what he is doing and can get really into what he is doing.
He thinks we can read his mind. However, we don't care what he thinks.
how do you spell markelkaldkjfljkl? i think i know three people total who can spell his name-and guess what? theyre all in marching band. suprise surprise.
Tries to make band fun while keeping a high standard.
Could be better than Myer, but needs to work on his rapport with students