Average 4.8 based on 36 teacher ratings
Dave Orser is a Music teacher at Holy Cross Secondary School located in Kingston, Ontario. When comparing Dave Orser's ratings to other teachers in the province of Ontario, Dave Orser's ratings are above the average of 4.18 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Holy Cross Secondary School is 4.33 stars.
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Clearly not what Holy Cross should be proud of. A great musician? sure... knowledgable about the arts? sure... but neither qualifies him to be a teacher. Good teachers help those who struggle and those who are gifted alike. Dave simply mocks the "lesser" and recruits the ones who show promise. Or at least thats what I noticed when I had him in his first year of teaching. Seems like not much has changed based off some others comments. Can't wait for you to end up in the blue pages buddy ;)

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Mr. Orser has been on of the best teacher I have had he could have a couple of mean jokes but very good I'm going to be in music every year :)

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What happens in the music room, stays in the music room pork chops!

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Mr. Orser is a great teacher and a great man. Although he's tough on you in the music room it's only because he really wants to push his students towards success. Despite his strict nature, I find that the second you need help with something or are under a lot of pressure he is very understanding, kind hearted, and always there to help. Dave Orser is an excellent teacher, and a talented musician, he's perfected "greasy". Thanks Mr. Orser for making high school a more enriching experience!

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Amazing musician and teacher! Sometimes inappropriate and mean but he's hilarious!

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Dave Orser is one of the best teachers I have ever had. He is incredibly helpful if you ever need assistance; all you have to do is ask. He is hilarious, and he also known where to draw the line between 'friend' and 'teacher.' His courses were by far the best part of my high school career, and I have him to thank for my inspiration in going on to become a teacher myself in the hopes that I will eventually be able to influence my students half as much as he influenced me. Thanks O-Dawg!!! :D

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Mr. Orser is a great teacher and person over all. He often can come across as a bit rude or off-base, but really he is a really friendly guy who cares for his students. If you need help he will work w

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Left the school almost four years ago and I still believe he is the best teacher I ever had. I miss band a lot. It was definitely one of the highlights of my life. Thanks Orser :) Miss you/ McCombs/ R

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He's good when he's not chirping,,then again,,that can be hilarious!

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Well as long as I'm not being chirped for being either "Stevie Wonder" or "Helen Kellar" he's a pretty good guy overall. Just for the record, the percussion session sounds better than "Shoes in the Dr

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He was one of the VERY few staff members at this school...and I am talking very few, I would barely call this place a school, more like an internment camp.

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Some people think he's a bad teacher, but in my opinion hes great! taught me so much and introduced me into jazz when i was a little grade 10. thanks for everything o-dawg

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He's a wonderful guy, definately one of the best teachers at holy cross (although there aren't too many). He may be a little intense sometimes but its better then him not caring about the program

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this guy was making me so emotionally upset and so physically sick just by how he treated me that I had to drop his class. good teacher ? uhhh NO !

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THE BEST TEACHER I HAVE EVER HAD !!!! He should teach math or something so sweet!

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Very fun, very good at what he does. Don't get on his bad side, though, or you'll stay there.

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Best teacher I have ever had. He's such a good person too. Absolutely loved him and the class!

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So inspiring, best teacher ever. He changed my life, introduced me to Drum Corps. Can't say enough good things about him. Thank you for being you.

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the best ever!!!

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You will NEVER find a teacher better than Mr. Orser. Im a teacher and play professionally. I find myself still going back to what he taught me in gr9! LUV YA! You are the GREATEST!

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I used to like you but Im not so sure anymore you focus way too much on rhythms and we barely even do rhythms, you are never willing to help even if we ask doesnt treat equally

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Mr.Orser's simply the best. U can tell he wants to instill his love of music in all his students. He makes us strive for musical excellence & he cares, which is nice for a change.

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met him once in gr.9 and he was a little mean but now I have him in gr 10 and he makes music so much fun!Hes funny and beleives in his students love ya porkchop!ps NYC's gonna rock

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love him!!

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The greatest man I've ever known. He makes music cool! An awesome teacher, Jazz Band rocks

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Mr.Orser is a great guy and LIVES the music!

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Great guy, really cares about his students. Hope I get you next year. Great job!!! ;)

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Absolutely wonderful! A great teacher and person. Made class hard at times but always fun. Nice sweater vests!

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My favourite teacher ever, a great man and a wonderful mentor. He changed my life.

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I had him in grade nine music, and hope I have him again in grade 11 music! GREAT teacher and he loves music!

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LOve the class! Awesome music teacher!

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Hes a great music teacher, Feels it deeply and tries to teach us with clearity and does a good job... Drums are the best!

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The best teacher that i have had all the years that i have gone to school

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excellent teacher

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Mr. Orser is the greatest.

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Holy Cross Secondary School is located in Kingston, Ontario with an average teacher rating of 4.33 stars. When comparing Holy Cross Secondary School's teachers to other teachers in the province of Ontario, Holy Cross Secondary School's teachers are above the average of 4.18 stars. Holy Cross Secondary School ranks 343 amongst all High Schools in the province of Ontario. Learn More