Great teacher! Ms. Kraft is the highlight of my day!ca
GET IT DONE! I LOVE YOU MONICA KRAFT
Although she partially contributed to me quitting the violin, I truly believe that she puts in a great deal of effort. Like Donald Trump will make America great again, Monica Kraft will make Mission Marching Band great again.
MONICA KRAFT TURNS ME ON IN BAND BEST TEACHER NA BEXT BEST EVER
She isn't a bad teacher. The problem is most kids are comparing her to Mr. Conway. But you can't expect anyone to do things the same as him. She is very disorganized, and doesn't pick great music, and because of this, nobody really takes her seriously or shows her respect. I honestly don't enjoy her band class because we don't really do much and I often feel like it's a waste of time, but I respect her as a musician and a teacher.
She actually really cares about her students, though she may not show it. However, she is extremely disorganized, has a very confusing way of conducting, and chooses music way too easy for the students' skill levels. Don't blame her for the "misuse of donations" because the donations actually go to the whole Universal Performers program, so choir and drama also use it (mostly drama). Just stay on her good side and you'll be fine.
Terrible teacher Doesnt know how to run a high school band at all Wastes our donation money wastes time in class her class is not productive at all overall a terrible teacher not qualified to teach can't hear well very biased attitude towards her students has favorites, and those she hates students have no respect towards her
Marks you down for everything, eating talking not having instrument up on time, etc. Makes donations mandatory, picks on specific people. Also threatens kids by sending them to the vice principle, who doesn't even care because he's the best vice principle. Hates it when you do other class work in her class, even if you're not playing. Yells at everyone like every five minutes for talking.
Favorites those who have parents who volunteer all the time. Hates you if you don't switch instruments upon request.Thinks that music should be played exactly as written on the sheet. Asks for donatio
Distinct conducting. She's actually pretty nice if your behavior is good, but can get mad easily. She actually cares about you although she may not really show it.
I lost my interest in music under her. Her bands have no pride or passion.
SUPER unorganized. I recommend if you REALLY love band...don't join MSJ band, join like another one.
not a fair teacher. she has favorites and students she hate.
Kraft's an awesome teacher, but like others have mentioned, she doesn't get the respect she deserves. Get on her good side and don't mess around in class :] She cares about her students
it's pretty depressing seeing the orchestra/band from hopkins be reduced to nothing because of kraft. the students haven't changed; it's the teacher.
"The key thing to this band is discipline. You can get that from Ms. Kraft. But remember, Kraft works best when annoyed." True. Not a bad teacher, really.
it seems like Kraft threatens you to continue band class... so scary... when u don't sign up for next year, she gonna do a LONG talk with u.
Outside of class, she's fine. She can't handle the class at all, though, which is a shame. Yeah, she's a bad teacher, but I love her anyway. MSJ band is unique, and wouldn't be the same without her.
Kraft is really nice, but she has a HUGE job. That's when she gets mean--- the referrals DO exist (but she only gives it to the loudest most annoying kids in her classes).
ms kraft is really one of my favorite teachers. she's so funny and she knows what she is talking about, but nobody gives her a chance to teach to her full potential.
eek! Band finals! Includes: scales, playing tests, and marching finals!
She's nice, but just remember to turn in your practice charts! Remember to always look for the soft side of her, and you'll do well.
She's cool, but I think she has a grudge against the flutes. There's only 7 of us (compared to the large # of trumpets), and she complains!
Awesome but really busy....the people who give bad reviews band because they are forced to take it but she won't willingly give refunds so be careful
I am surprised that anyone gave her good reviews. Kraft is really mean. All she does is yell at us for one reason or the other and she has no patience with students.
I think she's really nice and cool and has to deal with all 200 students that she has
she doesnt seem to care much on what we do... however, she's really strict on stuff like rehearsals. she scares me a lot.
she's a pretty good teacher considering she's willing to take the marching band every2 years to other countries! not all high school bands get the opportunity!
works hard, and has passion in her art. She scares most of the newbys and loves it. Outside of class, Kraft's one of the funniest people i kno. She's awesome
She's cool...funny when she's yelling at certain percussionists, but I'd hate to be around when she's in a bad mood.
sometimes has a temper w/band.. understandable.... she's strict and she's just doing her job... ppl dun understand that... [well I dun like it.. but yea].
Everyone seems to hate Ms. Kraft but she's really a very dedicated and caring teacher. Why else would she still be teaching? FOR THE MONEY? Nah.
Everyone gives Ms. Kraft a bad rap because she keeps rules, but she keeps rules because she doesn't get respect. Shes very devoted and cares about her students
I think a lot of people dont' like her because they just can't seem to follow the already lenient guidelines set by her.
Has she ever explained the purpose of Percussion extra sections besides self gratification and justification for the so called awards she gets?
Although at times she loses her temper, she is really devoted to her students and shows it through class. Not enough appreciation is shown to her. She's great!
hey just because she's the band teacher doesn't mean she's bad. she does A LOT of extra work behind the scenes. she's cool in kraft-ways