Average 4.37 based on 27 teacher ratings
Michael Schwartz is a retired Performing Arts teacher at Canyon Crest Academy located in San Diego, California and part of SDUHSD. Michael Schwartz's 27 teacher ratings contributes to Canyon Crest Academy's ranking of 1,274 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Canyon Crest Academy is 4.1 stars.
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Michael should be teaching as a College Professor. Not only is he a theatrical and general genius, but he is also incredibly invested in his students and their growth not only as artists but as people. He is very difficult to approach and can come off as mean, strict, or harsh but any of that energy is either to help you grow and adjust one's self to the harsh world of theatre or to keep pushing and challenging his students to stretch past their limits and discover their own personal strength.

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It depends what class you have him for, if you're taking performing arts he's totally chill as long as you don't consistently do absolutely nothing but I've heard he's not like that in other classes.

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Schwartzy is like trying a new sushi roll. You're afraid at first but then when you bite into it you're pleasantly surprised by the quality, texture, and taste.

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Terrible time managment, condesencing, and never around! if you are seriously interested in acting, don't take this class with him. Not worth your time. He wasn't nice until teh last two days of class

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lol he told me im one of his favorites though this is phillip by the way haha

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he is great. I suggest waiting to see what he is like before raising your hand ect. though. Definitly take his class

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Hilariously cynical. If he is mean to you, it's because you are obnoxious. Otherwise, he has neutral feelings on you or he likes you. And if he likes you, he's one of the best. I was fortunate.

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. hes kind of mean to the class, although i forgive him because i would be also.they are basically immature, rude and untalented. u just need to get on his good side though and hes pretty cool.

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he is hard to talk to. never raise your hand when he is talking.

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FIRST off, the person who says if you say otherwise ur just hating is probably the whitest kid evr. Anyhoo, if schwartz seems like he absolutely hates you your probably his favorite student.

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I would bet lots of money he dosen't know my name, after a whole semester. I don't care if he forgets it afterwards but during the class, come on.

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he has his very funny moments, but after a while you get tired of having a teacher whos not that approachable because he's so unpredictable. but i guess for a PA teacher he's pretty cool

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Dude the Scwartz is awesome, not only is he an amazing teacher but he's a cool guy. His sense of humor is awesome and for those of you who say otherwise, you're just hating.

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the coolest although really mean to phillp

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Well i think shwartz makes us write assignments for no reason at all. And he sometimes ive seen him hit kids. I know, hes like that. I guess hes pretty good at directing though

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hands down most fasinating teacher. has a natural gift for working with people and teaching but would prefer to have as a professor in college, not for highschool students. at times seems effortless.

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Mr. Schwartz is the best. Best acting teacher ever!!!

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Mr. Shwartz is a great teacher, he rags on his favorites but he is a real funny guy. He's also a great acting teacher...oh and never say attack as a tactic...

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uh theres a difference between dry humor and mean humor. he can be really insensitive and most people have a problem with it. seriously if i said to him the things he says to me he would flip out...

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Best acting teacher ever. Anyone who doesn't like him just can't take his dry humor (which is really funny), or just thinks acting is supposed to be easy but it's not. Love the guy.

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I don't really like the way he teaches acting, because it's mostly improve, and he can get really annoying, but the non acting units of class are really fun!

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well, he can be a really annoying guy at first, and hes a surprisingly hard grader. but he warms up to you throughout the year. remember to treat this like a real class. i didnt realize that.

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