Average 3.96 based on 41 teacher ratings
Tom Forbes is a Music teacher at Arcadia High School located in Arcadia, California and part of Arcadia Unified. Tom Forbes' 41 teacher ratings contributes to Arcadia High School's ranking of 1,038 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Arcadia High School is 4.14 stars.
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MR. FORBES HAS GOTTEN SO MUCH NICER OVER THE YEARS! He really tries to make orchestra more enjoyable by showing videos, giving fun projects and more. You can tell he really cares. Mr. Forbes is very understanding too, he is the best!!!

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Great teacher, if you follow his advice and take music seriously.

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Just be smart about your actions, and don't get on his bad side.

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HE IS GREAT AND AWESOME AND EVERYONE IS A LIAR

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He takes music and responsibility seriously, about 1/4 of the class are lazy, 1/3 don't try too hard, 1/2 don't take it seriously and 3/4 loves to talk. Some students need to change too, not just him.

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VERY moody. He screams for no logical reason, but practice is so much easier with him than with Ms. Chen, because practically everyone is afriad of him. Listen to him, do what he says, and dont talk when he's talking .Just don't get him mad, and you'll be fine.

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VERY moody. He screams for no logical reason, but practice is so much easier with him than with Ms. Chen, because practically everyone is afriad of him. Listen to him, do what he says, and dont talk when he's talking .Just don't get him mad, and you'll be fine.

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VERY moody. He screams for no logical reason, but practice is so much easier with him than with Ms. Chen, because practically everyone is afriad of him. Listen to him, do what he says, and dont talk when he's talking .Just don't get him mad, and you'll be fine.

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VERY moody. He screams for no logical reason, but practice is so much easier with him than with Ms. Chen, because practically everyone is afriad of him. Listen to him, do what he says, and dont talk when he's talking .Just don't get him mad, and you'll be fine.

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dude i love forbes, dont know what youre talking about

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I don't know why, but band people hate him... He's pretty cool, he's really scary when he's mad but doesn't hold a grudge.

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He can be really nice and helpful. Just don't piss him off and lose his trust.

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if ur nice to him he will be nice in return. just dont make him angry.

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he's pretty cool if you talk to him

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HE'S THE WORST! SO MEAN AND NOT UNDERSTANDING AT ALL!

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Not the nicest teacher I have and I don't think he really knows the orchestra that well.

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he likes to yell in class but he is pretty nice when your talkin to him except when he is angry or you might get it

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Don't tick him off and he's a cool teacher. He's always been pretty nice and helpful whenever I need something.

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he's one of the reason why education doesnt work in california,4 AP music theory he didnt teach anything n forced us to pay for AP test or else we cant get As

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As long as u do what u need to do he's a great guy

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mr. forbes is cool if you don't tick him off.

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he's...well, he's not THAT bad. i dunno...

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he's cool if u'r on his good side

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mea..alwayz only pick on guyz..fuss over lil thingyz

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Honestly, you guys have to get to know him. He's not that bad...pretty cool actually. He could get to be a very good friend

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VERY GOOD TEACHER. VERY NICE. ALSO VERY COOL. GET TO KNOW HIM PEOPLE!!

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Loves yelling at people for no reason to feel superior.

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mr. forbes has ta CHILL OUT man he gets on ppls cases for noo reason

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dude you people obviously dont know him

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cant teach at all and most of al don put anything on da piano!

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It's orchestra so it aint hard, cool when not mad

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Cool guy if he's happy

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over alll cool guy

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He went to the hospital with me when i broke my leg at a parade =)

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Great conductor. Some bias against freshman, bit of favoritism, nice overall

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dunno what other ppl mean... hes been pretty cool so far

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nice most of the time... but kinda mean n scary

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i think he is a really nice teacher, i like to be in orch. 2

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I hated him, he didn't know what he was doing and is very strict

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he's really annoying

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