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Jason Ladd
Professor in the Music department
at Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
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Overall Quality
2.5
Average Grade
C
Hotness
Helpfulness
2.5
Clarity
2.6
Easiness
3.6
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8 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
11/22/2014
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
1 Easiness
MUSI 1020 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A
"Assignments galore" "Papers? More like novels" "Tough Grader"

If you are thinking about taking this class as an elective do not do it. I have never heard of any class assigning this much work. If you want to complete all of the assignments you won't have a life. You're basically writing a book about music every week with absurd guidelines. This class is hell. Seriously, you have been warned DO NOT TAKE.

08/29/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
MUSI1020 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Low Grade Received: A+

Took this class over summer online. Wow was it easy but since it was online it was "discussion based" and WOW was there A LOT to write. Discussions, discussion responses, 2 "listening logs" that involved analyzing 10ish pieces, and activities. Every week was probably 8-12 pages of VERY EASY writing, just time consuming. EXTREMELY EASY

03/24/2013
poor
1 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
3 Easiness
MUSIC 1300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Prof. Ladd is perhaps the worst Orchestra conductor I have ever had. Join symphony just because it's fun and the musicians are just amazing, but the director is completely incompetent and he is the most conceited person I have ever met. Definitely avoid if possible.

11/05/2012
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
MUSI2500 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

He's very entertaining but as a teacher he isn't that great. He gives a lot of homework, weekly pop quizes which he doesn't really explain ahead of time and a midterm/final. He tries really hard but is bad at explaining the material. Overall not that great but the only MUSI2500 teacher so....

03/05/2012
average
2 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
Music1300 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Orchestra Director - Dr. Ladd is very funny and interesting but is more familiar with Band music than Orchestra. Highly recommend doing Symphony but he needs to work on String Pedagogy more. Since he's a tuba player, Dr. Ladd is more knowledgeable with brass as apposed to strings; even though a symphony is primarilly strings. overall, good teacher

11/14/2011
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
3 Easiness
musMUSI Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Ladd knows pretty much everything there is to know about theory,but he is prob one of the worst profs I've had at Marquette. I think he believes that his class is the only class, even though he gives you a week to turn in HW the HW takes about an hour or more a night.I had to re-teach everything on my own. This prof should not be allowed to teach

06/26/2011
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
MUSI1020 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

I took this class with him over the summer! There was about 5 exams that was worth 80% of my overall grade. Just come to class, takes notes off the powerpoints and familiarize yourself with the terms from the book. If you do all of this, then this class shouldn't be problem for you! Its easy an A!

12/10/2010
good
5 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
5 Easiness
Music2500 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I had Dr. Ladd for music theory. It is a very easy class if you have had some theory background before. He is always willing to help. He gives quizzes, and if he notices that people didn't understand the material, he comes up with new ways to explain it. He assigns homework every day, which might seem like a pain, but it actually helps your grade.

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