He's a great guy always understanding and helpful
He is a great teacher. I have him for orchestra, and it's great! He does play favorites with the seniors though, and favorites with the people in the higher chairs.
If you don't try or you do something stupid, Mr. Cook will hate you (or just glare at you), but other than that, he's awesome! One of my favorite teachers.
He is a good music director but as for personal help he expects private lessons. If your on his good side you will enjoy band. If you are on his bad side you will get death glares. Learn your part.
i thought mr cook was very nice, i dont understand why hes gotten so many bad ratings. but then again i was just the TA i was never in band but idk. i thought he was nice!
Cook knows what he is doing. Out of all the band directors i've had, he has motivated me to try and i respect him the most.
he's kind of shy and doesn't talk that much during warm ups in marching band.
Extremely arrogant.If you're in orch don't expect him to care AT ALL.All he cares about is his precious band.Mean to the good musicians instead of those who dont even know the names of their strings!
Not a helpful teacher at all. Only interested in his top group. very unfair and unfriendly. an uninspiring teacher!
Mr. Cook is actually quite a funny person once you get to know him. I understand some people do not like him, but those are generally the lazy people who do not try in band. Get over it, try harder!
I really liked Mr. Cook as a teacher! I thought he was very FAIR! Honestly I think he's one of the best teachers at Poway High! It's too bad so many people don't like him.
Cook is possibly one of the greatest teachers I have ever had. Many people underestimate how good he is at what he does. Those who don't like him are usually too immature to understand why.
Awesome bacnd teacher! Is extremely knowledgeable and good at what he does. Does pick favorites (and I wasnt one) but who doesn't? He doesnt hate his non-favorites. Great teacher!
why does he bother teaching if he can't work with people?
Really, we need to be nicer to Mr. Cook. He is trying, and just because Sybilski's better doesn't mean we can't be nice to Cook too.
Cook is ok as long as you can play well. Yea, he does favor his better players a lot more, so PRACTICE!
He starts out to be really skary but as the years go buy he seems to get nicer. Mr Cook is a pretty cool guy once you get used to him.
I respect him very much, especially now that i'm in wind symphony.. he is a great teacher, and if you want a good laugh, watch his facial expressions!
I always feel like he hates me, but he's a good music teacher and you will learn alot from him.
show Cook that you want to excell and be a great musician, and you'll earn his respect. that may be the only reason for this debate over his being a good person
He tells you what he wants, and if you do that, then there won't be a problem. Really cool guy on the inside, especially when he's having a good day.
From my experiance- if you play well, Mr. Cook really isn't all that intimidating, making a name for yourself is very important with this teacher.
Mr Cook to this day scares me but there is times where he can be a great guy. He is skary and serious but he has moments where he is nice but together he is ok
I love Mr. Cook, because though he seems easily upset and even irate, time tells that he's a REALLY Cool guy, when you stop letting him scare you.
Arrogant, rude; it's a shame I had to deal with him for band
he knows what he wants that is why you think he is mean. a cool guy if you take the time to talk to him.