Average 4.33 based on 74 teacher ratings
Ralph Caserta is a Music teacher at Smithtown High School West located in Smithtown, New York and part of Smithtown Central School District. Ralph Caserta's 74 teacher ratings contributes to Smithtown High School West's ranking of 1,021 in New York. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Smithtown High School West is 4.24 stars.
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Wait...what? Really miss having you around, we will never forget the memories. Very respectable musician.

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Clear as mud Listen to Revolution 9 in the dark with headphones And finally…Wait…..What!!!

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i love him

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Mr. Cassera is by far my favorite teacher. He takes music seriously and if you slack off, he won't like you and you won't like him. But do your job and practice, show up, and be a decent human being and you'll get along fin

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awesome teacher, AP music theory is awesome because of him

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Caserta is awesome

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...lets listen to music. all period.

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Best teacher last year. I'll miss him going to symphonic.

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okay, if you dont like ralf, you can stuck it. he is the best teacher in the world. BEST FRIENDSSS!!! A in band senior yearr!!!!!! RALF I LOVE YOUUUUUUUU. cant wait to visit.

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BESTTTTTT BAND TEACHER THAT EVER EXISTED! YOU ARE SOO LUCKY IF YOU GET HIM! i had him as a drum teacher and he is the mannnn!!!!! I LOVEEEE CASSERTTA<333

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best teacher! i love him!

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haha he is an interesting guy. when he has a temper, WATCH OUT, but other wise i love him and he's an AWESOME teacher.

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hes funny and easy and lessons then in rehersal he goes insane. knows his music though. fine band teacher. dont mess with him....

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mr cassera is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hes so nice and so cool and the best music teacher at west w/o question

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He has his good days and his bad days, on his good days he's the best funniest teacher ever but on his bad days you probably feel like killing yourself

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Best band teacher ever. He might be angry sometimes but that's because a lot of you just take this class for the sake of getting an elective credit. You need to actually WORK hard and practice! Gah, so frusterating.

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he's really funny as long as you are on his good side. overreacts sometimes to little things. he has happy days when hes really nice and bad days when he will blow up at anything.

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I am in his first year ever, 9th grade band. He thinks we are in symphonic band but we arent and most people arent going to conitnue playing next year anyway! He thinks we are going to and actually like to play. Bipolar much!

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nice guy. a little strange at times. knows good music. not a real jazz guy. sick drum chops. intense band teacher, but thats what makes symphonic band good...he cares, and so the students care too.

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Caserta Rocks and so does AP music theory

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casera is amazing...period. "everybloody" "clariphones" "boneheads" "sabotage" "fubbada hubbaduh" "no its like this...doo dit dat doo dit..." "pack up and leave ::throws hands::" simple words i will never forget.

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He is a two face teacher. He is first really nice and funny, then he is the complete opposite.

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Really great. Make sure you practice. Only bad thing is he gives people low grades. Band is no longer an easy A, get ready for B's or B+'s maybe even lower, even though you may try

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I love mr caserta!!

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Wicked awesome. He's probably the best band teacher ever. Personally, I've never had a band teacher that hasn't been strict. Well, in fifth grade I did, but he sucked. :-D

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Well of course, he's the man! Long Live Cliff!

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Very dedicated teacher. I had him for pit band and he took us on a trip to NYC. What great fun!!!!!

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Great musical talent and terrific sounding symphonic band.

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cool guy wen he keeps his balance.....jk....awesome teacher

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Thanx for no final because we played our concert amazing

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Pretty cool teacher out of band, but kinda strict on the whole band thing. weird music selections. still a decent teacher. cool cats cant teach classical, man!!

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Cool during lessons not durimg rehearsals

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I didn't have him but I know that he's strict and his concerts are awesome!! He is able to get the best out of the students and I really wish I had him instead.

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you yell too much dude!

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Ah, Mr. Cassera, you're amazing. What a great musician and teacher. Lessons are so much fun and I've definitely grown as a player and a person thanks to you.

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Cool Teacher When He's Not Lettin Out Some Steam, I Agree, Strict In Band, Cool In Lessons. He Wants Us To Be A Great Band, That's All.

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a gifted teacher and conducter. i can't believe anyone would say anything bad about him! whoever it is has a rubinstick problem and should drop band!

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he's the best musician i've EVER worked with and it's been a pleasure to play 1st trumpet in his band the past 3 years! i'll miss him when i graduate.

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very self centered.It seems to some of us that his music and or what he has to teach is the only music in the whole wide world.He also likes to pick his pets!!!

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Mr. Cassera is too strict, he needs to loosen up a bit.

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i've had t-bone for 4 years...in brass sectionals and brass quintet...he's the man. he could be a little harder on kids who suck, but he's the man

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Caserta is a genius, but he yells too much...he would have more respect if he controled his temper. and the anti-vocal stuff's gotta stop. but he's still cool!

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You guys don't know what your talking about, T-Bones is the man and the only reason i actually stayed in band for 4 years of high school.

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all u do is complain about how bad we are but then the night of the concert you say you guys are great..ya u make sense...ur the worst teacher i could ever have

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Caserta's the best!

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Can be nice if he wanted too but he usually wasnt.

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The King of Innuendo :) Always a great time exchanging remarks about music and the 'great and many' climaxs it has to offer. He'll never change :D FOCUS FOCUS

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Mr. C is nice during lessons but when were in band he gets very serious. If he is nice and tells us jokes and tells us we are good. we will do good in his clas

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Great teacher!! Much love

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First year sophomore with him... i was so nervous the first couple of weeks in the band! But now he is so cool, and i feel so much more comfortable with him!

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well dedicating to success.. but isn;'t the sharpest tool in the shed

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at first u may think hes mean but he is very strict about music. Hes nice thought during lessons

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One of the best teachers in smithtown without a question

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He's a really funny and cool guy. You might think he's mean at first, but in lessons he is totally cool. He's gotsuch a funny sense of humor.

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He is an awsome teacher i've learned a lot from him

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Cassera is ok, he has major mood swings which he needs to work out.

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it's all in the hip dancing

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Caserta u rock! You're the best band teacher. I've enjoyed having you as a teacher for the past 3 years.

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Not cool...AWESOME! Casserta is a wonderful teacher and I am honored to have one like him. And his passion for music is amazing.

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Is very mean sometimes and takes band class way to seriously.

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very cool, passion for music, such a great percussionist, but shouldn't give out b+'s to great musicians, he takes stuff too far sometimes, a bit obsessive...

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Caserta, your a great musician and you have an amazing passion for music, but you have a poor way of sharing it with your students!

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haha amazing man... work hard, it's worth it.

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he makes me mad!

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He is like the best teacher ever..he takes his job seriously and he loves music..why is that bad??

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cool guy with a bad temper!

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ralphie is awesome!! i love him!!

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one day i think hes gonna explode from conducting the sections to hard...i think he believes he has a power over the band!

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You have to see yourself conducting!!

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I LOVE CASERTA!

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