Average 3.61 based on 36 teacher ratings
Alan Ridgway is a Music teacher at Canterbury High School located in Ottawa, Ontario. When comparing Alan Ridgway's ratings to other teachers in the province of Ontario, Alan Ridgway's ratings are below the average of 4.21 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Canterbury High School is 4.14 stars.
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Mr. Ridgway is a very supportive and helpful teacher and a very skilled musician. He is one of the most helpful teachers I have ever had, and his class was one of few I've ever looked forward to.

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definetly has a huge bias towards string kids. there are many kids in my class who seem to have better pitch than he does and I have more piano experience than he does. He tries to be nice but he just comes across conceded. and he isn't really that much help during small ensembles

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He is a really smart and talented man. But he is really old school. Kind of a best and worst of both worlds idea. And he defently favours students, particularly trumpet players

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Mr. Ridgeway... Is one of the best teachers I have ever had. He helps you as much as you help yourself. If you fail, he's not going to change it. But he teaches well, and he is incredibly awesome!!!!!

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this guys the best teacher!!!! compared to mrs.hamilton hes a saint

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He doesnt give out alot of homework, but when he does its ALOT. Alot alot. But hes a good teacher i think. He was my civics teacher. Good marker too.

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Just plain awesome. He really loves to teach. Ask him about his favorite clarinet jokes.

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could have been more encouraging and positive.

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People don't seem to like him, but I really liked him as a theory teacher.Told us random interesting things and theory made sense.Cool- will match whatever you put into his class.

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pompous man, an okay civics teacher, very pretentious and hard to work with

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let's just say that there is some intense amounts of immaturity floating around every which way to begin with, we don't need it fueled by an impatient prof.

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He's a pretty nice guy outside of class, not too bad when teaching music theory or history, but awwwful for vocal.

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i'm not a music/vocal student, but outside of music he's a really good teacher. give him what he wants to see, and you'll ace the course

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Keep smiling sir!

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The way you teach cadences is amazing!! I don't totally get your teaching style, and you never learned my name but I guess you were ok.

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he is cool now that I don't have him as a teacher anymore! however, he is a very nice man outside of school...

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Dude, insted of asking to speak just talk...louder

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He maybe good and all but really learn how to teach. he made me fail cuz i didnt go to some stupid classical concert. i wudv slept anwyays..

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i must admit, he improved over the year.

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He yells at us for asking questions when we don't understand, he yells at us for taking out our books! He doesn't respect any of the grade 9 vocal students!

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ugh, thats all i have to say...ugh

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You don't know what you're talking about! Stop teaching vocal!

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Come on, guys, he's a good person. And he's trying really hard. He's a good trumpet player!

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Maybe if he learned that he's supposed to TEACH, not TELL/SHOUT/ORDER...

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Good job sir! Don't let the turkeys get you down!

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he walked out in the middle of my audition.. that was not very comforting... but still.., people should gove him a chance... or a second/third chance...

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Very nice man and very good at taking suggestions

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Mr.Ridgway is a really nice person and he's doing a very good job considering the circumstances. People should should stop and think how they'd feel if they knew that they weren't exactly everyone's favorite.

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people do not give him enough credit, he can't sing and he knows that

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really nice teacher, should be much more strict on his vocal students

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really horrible teacher

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when i tell him i dont understand, he explains the EXACT SAME WAY!!

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Canterbury High School is located in Ottawa, Ontario with an average teacher rating of 4.14 stars. When comparing Canterbury High School's teachers to other teachers in the province of Ontario, Canterbury High School's teachers are below the average of 4.21 stars. Canterbury High School ranks 881 amongst all High Schools in the province of Ontario. Learn More