Average 4.91 based on 70 teacher ratings
James Pinhorn is a Music teacher at Agincourt Collegiate Institute located in Scarborough, Ontario. When comparing James Pinhorn's ratings to other teachers in the province of Ontario, James Pinhorn's ratings are above the average of 4.17 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Agincourt Collegiate Institute is 4.22 stars.
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I'm in grade 11, and I have had Mr.Pinhorn for 3 years now, and planning to take his course next year because that's how amazing he is! He really makes an positive impression. I struggle with depression a lot, and the first person I always think of going to is Mr.Pinhorn, because above singing, he always prioritizes our mental healths. During tests, he always says things positively no matter how bad you think you did. He's truly a role model for everyone! Mr.Pinhorn we all love and appreciate u!

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In my four years at ACI, James has been a rock that I knew I could always depend on. He is a great leader, the basis for which came from his personality. He is a great person! Almost always willing to discuss matters with you if you need someone to talk to. He is also very professional in his teaching, rehearsals, concerts, etc. He has been a huge role model in my development as a person, for which I am truly grateful.

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He is definitely one of my favourite teachers in the school. Very helpful when it comes to Midi and vocal. Very approachable and he has helped me relieve stress in this intense environment (aka school.) Mr.P if you read this come and find me if you can >:D

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Well, what can I say. Mr. Jame's Allen Pinhorn is guaranteed one of a kind. Being in choir rehearsal is almost, never boring. His singing in on fleek and so is his personality. Always knows how to make everyone feel included, even on a Monday. This teacher must love his job, and watching the choir dance. He's gr8 m8 i r8 8/8 :) HE DOES NOT SOUND A LIKE A PIG. Pig's would be lucky to sound like him.

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Mr. Pinhorn is a great teacher. He does not sing like pig.

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def knows what hes doing, hes pre cool tbh, I just don't like how he is so cool sometimes and decides to switch up guy you feel, his class is a recommendation, but make you're ready for what you're signing up for. hes a funny guy cant lie, but this guy needs to understand sometimes his students aren't doing as well as some other classmates. I really don't mean to bad talk him though, in all honesty take the course be but be ready for what you're getting put up to.

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SUCH AN AMAZING TEACHER! You will never be bored in his class. He tries to get everyone excited and is quite chill. Can make a long rehearsal seem very short and fun with all his funny jokes and stories. Wonderful teacher, has a lot of skills-even teaches his students life lessons along the way. He's one of the few teachers who seems to actually try to make their students become successful. A very nice, funny, caring, knowledgeable guy-but he knows when it's time be serious. HIGHLY RECOMMEND

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He is one of the best teachers I've ever had at ACI! Not only is he super experienced and knowledgeable in music, he makes sure you laugh and have a great time and enjoy singing. He's fair and nice and hilarious! Not only do you learn lots about music, but he gives good advice about life as well. :)

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I had him for vocals in grade 10 & 11, and honestly, he's very inspirational. He can make a 2 hour after-school vocal rehearsal to be the best time of your life. This man is one of a kind. He's funny, hard working, and always want you to be the very best you can be. I dont take it anymore because my timetable was full, but I can honestly say, i do miss vocals sometimes because of him. If you have him, dont ever drop! He's really good at teaching, and you'll never be bored

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5/5 because he looks like Watson from the new Sherlock.

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I LOVE MR.PINHORN! Actually THE best music teacher I've ever had. He's really kind and caring. In the first few seconds of Morning Vocal, I was already laughing my head off and I knew that I was going to look forward to this course every single day.

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I've got to say, singing with him is a blaast. Wakes me up in the morning with his personality and humour and really knows his stuff. He isn't hard on anyone and is really accepting, and doesn't give up on you. Truly an amazing guy!

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You beautiful gurlll

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Mr.Pinhorn inspired me. He never gives up on any student! I was so bad(in singing) in grade 11, but when I ask him can i join Agincourt Singers he accept me without any hesitate. He made a better me.

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oh mr. pinhorn. he is an amazing vocal teacher. he's hilarious, and really really knowledgeable about music. his jokes are what woke me up when i showed up at school at 7:30am for his vocal class. i'm looking forward to spending another year with him in vocal. oh, and mr. pinhorn are you reading this? (he jokes about reading these all the time so i'm going to see if it's a lie or not)

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Mr Pinhorn is a wonderful music teacher! I had him in grade 1! (1997)! Lol :D Best teacher!

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Mr. Pinhorn knows his stuff. It was a pleasure working with him in Vocal. He tells us jokes about how he reads these, hah!

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OMG! FUNNIEST TEACHER EVER! Wakes us all up in vocals :D

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He's an awesome teacher, I wish I had him as a vocal teacher [: He always tries to be funny, and always succeeds. People do not wake up early to have a boring morning vocal class at ACI. We wake up early to have a fun morning vocal class. xD

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james pinhorn is an amazing teacher. he is very knowledgeable in the music department. he has thaugt me many thing over the time i was at aci. i thoroughly enjoy his morning vocal class.

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He's a great teacher, no doubt about it. Sometimes he treats us as if we're in middle school, but we know he means well. Unfortunately, he thinks he understands us completely, which he doesn't - and he always thinks he knows our intentions. Regardless, I've never been taught by a teacher who's more fair than he is. He knows his stuff, and he knows how to get us to sing without complicating things. Definitely somebody i look up to.

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Amazing teacher! He's probably the only teacher that could incorporate VIDEO GAMES with SCHOOL. :D AND makes Vocal class fun!

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Absolutely LOVE his class :) it's been a great high school experience to be in his vocal class. Represent Tenor section :)

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Mr Pinhorn is great :) He made me love singing more and more each day :D Hope he never changes

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I LOVE Mr. Pinhorn. One of the best people in the world!

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I guess I am not one of his favourites because he is very strict with me. I am kind of afraid of him now. But I can't deny that he is a popular teacher who knows how to teach!

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4 words. BEST MUSIC TEACHER EVER.

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GO PINHORN!! BEST MUSIC TEACHER EVER!! SO FUNNY YET KNOWS SO MUCHHH~~~ LOVES HIS CLASS AND CAN'T WAIT TO HAVE HIM AS A TEACHER NEXT YEAR!!

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This teacher rocks. I had him for MIDI and he is just awesome. The things you learn are so intersting. The way he expalins is also great and easy to understand. He is more than willing to help people.

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Never regretted at all for taking 4 years of Vocal with this amazing teacher. Very nice teacher and loves his students.

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Incredibly hilarious....although you have to be mature and smart enough to actually understand he's kidding.....super nice as well :)

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Pinhorn is supperrrrr. Awesome teacher!

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HE is the coolest dude EVER!!!...EVERRR!!!!..if u haf him for anything be very thankful..he's nice and really really funny

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an awesome teacher xD always thought he was bonkers though xD we spend more time fooling around in class than actually working on stuff xD but hey... we still get the marks ^^

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Favourite teacher. He's just awesome but it all depends on your personality and he's really good at what he does.

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He's very funny, very nice, smart, professional, funny, hilarious, and also very helpful. He is very good at singing, and teaches his students well. You would want him as your vocal teacher.

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I'd have to say the greatest teacher I have every had. He's taught me so much more than just great vocal techniques, but other stuff about life, and VERY hilarious btw=)

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amazing... one of the best. things would be different without him and i don't think i'd be taking vocal then.

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I hope every teacher in the world can be like him.He's very professional,talented,encouraging and funny.Besides teaching music,he also teaches us about life and how to be a better person.

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Cool guy, a bit stern sometimes...

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Very inspiring teacher. He makes you enjoy music so much that it's something you'll always look forward to.

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he notices eveyone and remembers who we are. he is so inspirational. he made me fall in love with music. can't wait to spend two more years in his vocl class. marks according to effort, not talent.

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A brilliant man. Sees right through each one of his students but few ever manage to realize. I look forward to Monday afts. Then cringe when I realize there's symphony...

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4 years with him, and I say that it'd be hard to find any teacher as fair and understanding as him. Enthusiastic and inspiring, it's hard to dislike this guy, and I don't =)

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Samurai Pinhoro is awesome! his class is so much fun i didn't think it would be possible to love music even more! hehe

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he can make something boring, like morning vocal, into something fun. He is so funny and outgoing. If only all teachers were like him.

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this guy NEVER yells! he's really good at sending you on guilt trips though. knows exactly what to say/do to make students understand

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he's cool, helpful, funny, awesome in general!

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he's lyk the funniest teacher on earth! well..from all the teacher i noe..he's the funniest! he makes morning vocal fun! That's soo cool ! =D yay!

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cool! vocal was so much fun with him

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he's funny and a great teacher

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soo nice, more of a friend than a teacher

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He is a hilarious teacher, he is also very professional. He usually keeps his cool unless you REALLY tick him off...GREAT teacher

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Mr Punthort! I miss your goofiness! Thanks for all your support! Krystle P

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samurai pinhoro! you're the coolest!! he should gang up with the teachers and make lum quit. but pinhoro's too cool for that!

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He's the best music teacher at agincourt. Im not saying he's really good, but he's better than church and lum by far. I prefer him, but sigh, i have mr church

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funny teacher, made me a better trombone player

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soooo cool. he makes me enjoy agincourt singers so much more than wind symphony. its terrible at wind symphony, but mondays are better because of singers!

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very cool teacher, tries to make things easy and be helpful

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Meeeesta Peeenhorn!

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funny, nice teacher!!! my favourite class is vocal!

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I wish I had him as a teacher. A very funny guy and very cool.

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its his 1st at aci year and hes done a good job.when he came i moved from a terrible singer to a bad singer which is more than i can ask 4.hes a joker.

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He's just the funnest teacher! Always keeping up the laughs! : )

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