John Arcaro at Berklee College of Music

John Arcaro

  • 2.9Overall Quality
  • 2.7Helpfulness
  • 3.1Clarity
  • 4.4Easiness

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Class
Rating
Comment
12/26/13

PIPN

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

He is a teacher like a friend. He knows a lot and active player but you need to help him to teach yourself. Bring all your questions to him. He will answer your questions with demonstration. Very easy going~

8/25/13

ET 006

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedB+

Long ago... Ear Training. Very nice person, easy-going, knew his stuff. Maybe too nice for the rigor necessary in an important class like this.

12/18/09

PLPNxxx

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Since this is my first semester I had no choice to take his lesson. He seems real nice person but he didn't teach me anything. He missed 4 lessons and only made up for 1 lesson. He's not punctual on time. I feel like I totally wasted my tuition on his private lesson. He probably have a lot of knowledge on Jazz, but doesn't know how to teach them.

12/18/09

PLPNxxx

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness1

Clarity2

Rater Interest1

Grade ReceivedN/A

Since this is my first semester I had no choice to take his lesson. He seems real nice person but he didn't teach me anything. He missed 4 lessons and only made up for 1 lesson. He's not punctual on time. I feel like I totally wasted my tuition on his private lesson. He probably have a lot of knowledge on Jazz, but doesn't know how to teach them.

5/7/09

ENPN311

Good Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness4

Clarity4

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

A very nice and kind professor, have lots of respect to every of his students. He gives encouraging and supportive comments as well. He does not push students to advance further though, and his teaching plan are not very well-structured

4/14/08

labread

Poor Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

reading lab not so hot. not a good approach if you are looking to possibly get better at reading

12/21/07

PIPNSECT

Good Quality

Easiness2

Helpfulness5

Clarity5

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

Absolutely a genuinely wonderful person. Very helpful, he's been my private lesson teacher all through school here at Berklee and I would refuse to switch. Amazing jazz and improv player!! Bravo, John.

4/11/07

ILPN224

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

No Comments

11/14/06

enpn311

Good Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness4

Clarity3

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

John is a really great guy. He is interested in his students' lives, and he wants to help, but he's kind of an easy teacher. If you really need or want to be worked hard in a lesson, John is not the guy to take, but he's awesome to talk to, and knows a *lot* about traditional jazz playing, if you can get it out of him.

7/18/06

private lesson

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness2

Clarity4

Rater Interest4

Grade ReceivedN/A

he's REALLY REALLY REALLY nice person!!HOWEVER,his charcter is different issue with his class..if you wanna get A easily, just choose him~:D

12/9/05

Adv. Comping

Average Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness2

Clarity3

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

John is a nice person, he likes playing, but he is too relaxed in his teaching, and always seems to think we are already good. He gives very few useful advice unless you really, really ask him.

12/3/05

PIPN-211

Good Quality

Easiness3

Helpfulness3

Clarity4

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

Private instruction with John isn't the best I've had, but I am learning, and gradually improving. Helped me prep for ratings auditions and offered much help outside of the proficiency exam prep that looms over any student taking a private lesson. He missed 3 classes (we made up two), but other than that, good teacher.

10/6/05

Comping 3

Average Quality

Easiness4

Helpfulness3

Clarity3

Rater Interest3

Grade ReceivedN/A

I think he is quite helpful. He knows his stuff and is a very good piano player but he can be hard to understand. His attendance is kinda pathetic too, he is always like 15 minutes late for a 50 minute class, pretty sad.

8/16/05

Private Piano

Poor Quality

Easiness5

Helpfulness2

Clarity2

Rater Interest5

Grade ReceivedN/A

I never learned not one thing from taking him on. I could've done better alone. He has a passion for his work though and does have a few suggestions but he was hardly there and missed lessons. He was suppose to send me things and he never did.

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