Kenwood Dennard at Berklee College of Music

Kenwood Dennard

  • 3.4Overall Quality
  • 3.5Helpfulness
  • 3.3Clarity
  • 3.7Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
4/24/10

ensbpriv

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He's selfish and doesn't care about his students. During our recital he ran around stage drawing attention to himself like an 8 year old boy, most people were too busy watching him to notice the music. Never taught us anything about the music we were playing, and often contradicted himself in class. A COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY. Terrible.

12/1/09

ensblvl3

Poor Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness1

Clarity1

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Complete space case. The day before our recital he didn't even have the brain power to realize we should run the set list. The students were constantly reminding him to take the class seriously. He is great at contradicting himself in order to prove whatever point he is trying to make in the moment. DO NOT TAKE unless you have unlimited patience.

4/21/08

ALL

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Look, here's the deal. Kenwood Dennard, back in the day, played with Jaco, Pat Martino, Miles Davis, etc. He's a VERY funny and nice guy, however, he is a TERRIBLE teacher. Don't waste a class on him. He's always hanging in 1140 basement if you wanna talk to him. He's just bizarre, and wastes class time on nonsense. Dissapointed in all classes.

1/13/08

poly1

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

he is enthusiastic

11/11/07

LabSECT

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Kenwood is an "out there" guy. Once he gave me an old shirt of his as a reward for playing well in class. I would recommend him more for drum lab 3 than private lessons. He's a nice guy

8/17/07

PIPCxxx

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I was so excited to take lessons with Kenwood and when I did I didn't know I could be so disappointed. He missed more classes then he came to. He wasted my time on stupid rudiments. I didn't even sit at a kit until about 3 weeks before then end of the semester. I hated my lessons. Go to Bob Tamagni instead.

5/30/07

ILPD335

Good Quality

Easiness1

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Kenwood's style of teaching differs from most in that he concentrates on HOW you learn and how you realize the material. New things normally come from old things seen from a new prospective.

12/27/06

percu111

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

perfection over all

12/13/06

DrLab3

Poor Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity1

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

He was nice at the beginning of semester, and then slowly turned irritable... he seemed to like certain students more than others. He made me feel uncomfortable when I was playing. He did not encourage me or motivate me in any way. Unless you are already really good at drums, do not take him.

5/17/06

private inst.

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

i always wanted to study with kenwood, and when i finally did, i was a little disappointed. he was ALWAYS late, and only worked on proficiency material. i was actually hoping he's hip me to his ideas about pocket and groove, but he didn't. but he does have some great teaching techniques and gave me some useful tips that i will use forever.

5/3/06

Private Lesson

Average Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

He missed a bunch of classes. He only wanted to work on the proficiency material. He fell asleep during one of my lessons. I recommend Skip Hadden.

12/9/05

Private Lesson

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Kenwood is a really nice guy. He does miss a few lessons. He's also a stickler for punctuality. Some days he's a good teacher with good advice. Other days you can see that he has lost his mind. The guy isn't "spaced out"...he's plain crazy. I still like him though. Only take him if you are serious about playing. Also recommend Skip Hadden.

8/30/05

Lesson/Funk Lab

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

For my lessons, he missed a lot of them. Then missed a lot of the makeups. But when I had him for funk lab, he was good about making up classes when he wasn't there. Otherwise, awesome.

8/30/05

Drum Lab

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

Kenwood is the man!!! He's the best drummer in the dept... and definitely the most friendly. Can appear to some as "spaced out"... but is definitely a legend.

4/13/05

drum

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

very encouraging, kind, interesting . the best drummer!

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