Average 3.82 based on 35 teacher ratings
Brian Rice is a Music teacher at Sir John A. Macdonald Collegiate Institute located in Scarborough, Ontario. When comparing Brian Rice's ratings to other teachers in the province of Ontario, Brian Rice's ratings are below the average of 4.18 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Sir John A. Macdonald Collegiate Institute is 4.17 stars.
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An Amazing teacher! Really knows his stuff, but as said before, he's somewhat of an acquired taste if you know what I mean, his jokes are pretty bad. Taught me music as well as many life lessons. One of the best teacher's I've ever had in my whole life. The person who got him fired should be fired! He's helpful, compassionate, and really cares about his students both academically, mentally, and physically. He will push you to your limits because he wants to stretch your boundaries. Be prepared.

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Only had him for once year and although we had problems he trained us really well made me proud to be part of music. HOWEVER he plays favourites and doesn't like when he is being questioned.

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It's been a while since I had him as a teacher, he's easily the worse teacher I have had a pleasure to deal with. Only reason I took band in the first place was because it was an easy 90.

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he still teaches at mac but seriously his jokes r corny he needs to take an improv class or something or watch a comedy show...hes really compassionate abt his music hes irritating sometimes but generally a nice guy

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hate the person who got him replaced, he made music more enjoyable

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For the past 2 years, we didn't really see eye to eye. But in the end, i dont think he should have been replaced because he is a good music teacher. I guess i just lost my music mojo.

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Truly nice man, but can be annoying and unlikeable at times. Overall, will be missed as the Head of Musics Department and Band Director. Made my last year taking music a quite pleasant one.

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Mr. Rice was a great and fabulous teacher. (I had him in the 80s). It took a long time to warm up to him, but he is truly a gentle and kind teacher. E.T.

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He is a fairly good music teacher, he is the second best music teacher i ever had~~~

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Graduated in 2002. Rice stepped in, and made our former teacher resign. Rice is a good musician, but obvious favourites. He hated me. He put me 3rd clarinet, I still got second highest grades since I was the best. Hate Rice!

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I used to love music and he somehow made me hate it so much which is why i only took it for one year.

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great musician, great talent but strict. but then also w/o being strict the music program wouldn't be as successful. had him for one year only. he didn't ruin my enjoyment for music though.

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not nearly as intimidating as he first acts.

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Typical musician.

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Who ever thinks Rice is cool is stupid...cuz not only are his jokes not funny but if u cant play good he gets mad at u and doestn even help u, just completely ignores u and now because of him, i hate music!!!

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chooses favourites...not good! i was one of the faves but still...ugh!

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To be honest... he is a good teacher but some times he goes too far with his jokes and it just make ppl mad. i say that he is a better musician than teacher. if he like u then u are safe for the year... else just get lost

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i had him for 2 years and dropped music mainly beacuse i hated him. Big ego, little man. He's only able to focus on his favorite students and if ur not one of them well then u might as well not show up for class.

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Music 9 & 10: He makes bad jokes, and has a high ego. Though he hated me, I still got 90s mainly because I had pass piano experience and was probably one of the best trombone playe

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I thought he was very helpful. Very kind as well and always remembered my name, even after 4 years without being in his class.

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he may be a good band leader, but he certainly isn't a good teacher. he has obvious favourites, and if he doesn't like you, he'll make sure that you know it.

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he's the kewlest teacher ever!

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good teacher.. makes the band sound a whole lot better

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Really good teacher. I got so many hours off him.

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"rice is good for your health." mr.rice is a funny and fair guy. yes, he DOES mark hard but he often gives people a second chance to make up for the bad marks.

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Hmm, had him for 3 years and still will have him next year. =/ Cus I like band. Honestly, hire a new band teacher. Guess what? You're not funny. Stop trying!

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He's a really good teacher...but a hard marker.

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to be honest...he may not be one of the best teachers...but he sure makes the band sounds better...wat else can u ask for from a music teacher?

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he tries too hard to make me laugh..and he's so short! but he's a good teacher.

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BESt music teacher ever. Your the best, Mr. Rice Don't listen to them!!

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music rocks

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