Donald Brinegar at Pasadena City College

Donald Brinegar

  • 4.4Overall Quality
  • 4.3Helpfulness
  • 4.5Clarity
  • 3.3Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
7/27/14

Choir

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedA

This professor is very laid back and he knows his stuff. The music is challenging and he's a very experienced conductor. He's really sweet and a lot of fun.

11/15/12

Music64

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Listen to everything this man says. Hes amazing at what he does and teaches because he was born to do so. Expect to learn so much in his class ,goodness knows I have!! I will take what I've experienced from his class ,into everything I do with music and in life. Take a class with him! Were so lucky to have him at PCC.

8/3/12

Music1591

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is the best!!! Had him for Madrigals, Chambers and Music 9. I felt like I belonged treats everyone the same with respect. You can hear him talk about music for hours and remain entertained till the cows come home. Even if you aren't a music major take him!!

5/17/12

Music8

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

TAKE HIS CLASS, HE'S SUPER HOTT!!!!!

4/26/12

Music9

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

When I took this class at first I was intimadated then I learned that Don's teachong stick to yu not only music wi but in life. When he tells you something pay close attentioon because there's a great chance it will change your life.

12/8/10

MUSIC9

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I've noticed something with Don. People with talent and potential like him and respect him. Arrogant, untalented people who think they know everything are intimidated by him and like to put him down. He is life-changing and brilliant. An absolute must for anyone who loves music. Funny, TALENTED, charismatic, informative, and passionate. Go Don!

6/25/10

Music63

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

I just wished I paid more attention when I was in his class. He is a very nice guy and extremely knowledgeable about music. Any serious voice student should take his class.

9/3/08

MUSIC102

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

The best professor of my academic career. Has an equal love for the intellectual and emotional aspects of music. Will go way out of his way to make sure one student understands in their own way of learning. You can pass with minimal effort, or really dive in and get your mind blown and learn a lot.He has an inspiring, contagious love for music.

8/12/08

Mus9

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

If you are lusting for absolute knowledge and passion (music or life) and you are willing to put aside YOUR pride to earn it, Don is your man. He doesn't mind skepticism and will ALWAYS prove what he says through logic but if you are a cynical person, well good luck in life :P

1/15/08

MusicCHBR

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

This guy is one of the biggest headed people I've met. Sure he's intellectual. But half the time he's talking, the whole choir will be sitting there just wondering what the hell he's talking about. He's a waste of time, don't bother. If he offers you to be in his Donald Brinegar's singers, well, that's entirely up to you.

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6/7/07

Music64

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Don is one of the best teachers I have ever known! He has such a passion a deeper knowledge of music that I've neveer seen in anyone else. He will not only help you to be a better musician, but he will teach you how to love and appreciate music more than you ever knew you could. he has so much to teach all of us! I owe him so much! Thanks Don!

1/22/07

MusicSECT

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

This guy is really interesting, a little haughty though he has reason for it. He teaches you a lot of really useful information for music majors.

11/12/06

MUS101

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

A great teacher if you are willing to learn what he has to teach. However, if you are a arrogant teenager who thinks they already know everything, he really doesn't have time for you...but then who does, really?

10/18/06

Music64

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Don Brinegar is the most life changing professor I have ever had. I have participated in several of his programs and am constantly being "enlightened". The most valuable thing about this teacher is his dedication to the music. In fact, he calls music "the greatest teacher I've ever known". Thanks be to god for teachers who "get it"!!!

9/9/06

Voice1

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

These raters are insane. Unless he has changed in the two years since I was his student, Don Brinegar is a brilliant, kind, amazing teacher who will challenge you to become a far better singer than you ever imagined. His good reputation is based on reality, not the bitter and resentful few.

9/9/06

music64

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Think before you register

9/8/06

music64

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Makes you feel like an idiot. Not helpfull. tells Crude jokes. thinks he is the center of the world. He has a good reputation in the music industry, but it's unfortunate if you are a voice major because he is such a huge part of the music department.

9/1/06

music63

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Mr. Brinegar is a great teacher. He gives students great insight into what were learning in class. Follow his good instructions, listen to his leatures and take notes in his class and you will do good. He is always there to help you. Be on time for his class is a must... GO TO ALL his class meetings and rehearsals.

10/20/05

MUSIC

Poor Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

9/4/05

Music 102

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I loved this class. Professor Brinegar really knows sight reading and how to teach it. I learned a lot about music theory that I never knew before.

8/29/05

Music

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness2

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

6/11/05

Music

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Brinegar knows his craft. He's great at it, and he knows it. You can learn a lot about music from this man, but be warned he is arrogant.

5/24/05

conducting

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Wonderful, insightful teacher whom I wished I had when I started studying Music. He opens the mind, enriching our experience of life. A real treasure. You must take his class, even if you are not a serious musician. He helped us see the preciousness of life.

4/29/05

Life

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Brinegar is simply amazing!! What an incredibly humble yet brilliant man. The real reason why he is so special is that he doesn't let any of his brilliance get in the way of what he is trying to teach you, and lets the truth speak for itself. (Plus he's HOT!!!!!!)

1/22/05

Music 64

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

All I can say is... this guy really knows what he's doing. Choir rules! Yay!

12/21/04

Music 9E, 64

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Profound and intelligent. Makes you a better musician and person over all. Very well seasoned and requested teacher, lecturer and performer. Warm heart, there for you always. Count your lucky stars for him!

9/24/04

Music

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Like any other person,Dr. Brinegar speaks 2 u exactly the way u speak 2 him. So if u were rude,arrogant,&/or pretentious when speaking 2 him...chances R that he simply returned the favor. Few students R lucky enough 2 have a teacher as knowledgable as he.

9/4/04

Music64

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Why do the people on this site seem to be so obsequious? He was a very knowledgable man and an excellent teacher. But he is neither "the best" nor humble. Although he had a tendency towards arrogance, I respected him and learned a great deal

4/30/04

music 64,

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

simply profound and brilliant

2/26/04

Music

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

You all quit kissing up(Tony!)Best music teacher EVER!

2/24/04

Overtones

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

The best teacher I have every had; inspiring, knowledgable and fun. Does not just impart wisdom about music, but is a great mentor for anything you want to talk to him about.PS Nice try Tony

2/11/04

MUS 64

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great conductor. I'm fortunate to be in his choirs. Does this give me an easy A for next semester Don? :) -Tony

2/2/04

Choir

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Professor Brinegar is so brilliant! He works us hard. He is not easy but teaches me so much.

12/6/03

Mu 9,15,63

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

AMAZING! Very helpful. A wonderful conductor and director. Always willing to help a student.All music students should be so lucky to have a professor like him.

11/11/03

Music 64

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is the best teacher I have ever had. He was also fun to be around.

9/7/03

Voice

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

The single best director/conductor I have ever worked with; kind, inspiring, gifted. A real treasure.

7/18/03

music

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

wonderful intelligent fun

7/9/03

Choir

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest 

Grade ReceivedN/A

Great director. knows his stuff. Attuned to every aspect of the ensemble

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