Average 4.87 based on 32 professor ratings
Rick Braley is a Music professor at Vanier College located in Ste Laurent, Quebec. When comparing Rick Braley's ratings to other professors in the province of Quebec, Rick Braley's ratings are above the average of 4.17 stars. Additionally, the average professor rating at Vanier College is 4.04 stars.
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It's very rare that I've had a teacher who is capable of explaining course material as clearly and concisely as Rick. You need to apply yourself though since History 2 isn't easy.

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He is a strict teacher but one of the best and most concise. Listen and participate in class and he will give you a reasonable grade.

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Rick is best. Theory was my favourite class because of him. He is extremely knowledgeable and passionate, funny, and excellent at explaining the material and using class time effectively. He expects students to contribute to the class. You better be respectful and serious about the material, though, or get ready for an unpleasant semester.

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Very clear in his explanations, progressed in his class.

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I've never had a teacher that is more passionate about the course materials. He is by far the most knowledgeable and gifted teacher the music department has to offer, and I recommend everyone does everything in their power to request this man for theory and/or history. If you want to learn, he will make you an expert. If you don't want to learn, he will throw you to the curb.
This man is an absolute deity and deserves nothing but praise for his teaching abilities.

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If you know your stuff and are passionate about music and theory, Braley will jump in front of a train for you. If you don't do your work, he'll gladly help you dig your own grave. He is the most knowledgeable teacher any student could ask for. He is an absolute pro at breaking down music theory into something a 2-year old could understand, the bad grades of a student could never be blamed. He expects you to volunteer in class and speak up. Otherwise, he'll lose interest in teaching you.

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Rick is probably the best music theory teacher you could ever get. His knowledge of the subject is infinite and he's very good to explain it. Do the homeworks well and show up on time, you'll have a great semester. Make sure you get him in history too, he knows EVERYTHING about Bach and seems very passionnate about what he teaches. He has some cool anecdotes too.

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Rick is an extraordinary teacher. His command of his subject and his ability to communicate understanding are beyond compare.

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Be on time, pay attention, get assignments in on time and you will do great. If not, you're in for a rough ride... Rick is passionate about music and has no patience if he suspects you aren't.

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He's a great teacher, very helpful, very clear and a lot of fun. Take his classes if you can!

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He is So Awesome I loved his class he's funny and cool and effing smart

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Brilliant, funny and helpful. Precise and clear and it matters to him that his students understand. Very helpful and understanding. Get him for theory.

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His class (His2)was very hard if you're serious about his class you'll pass. He explains very well and he seems intimidating but he just takes students seriously and wants them to pass and understand.

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He's the most brilliant man alive. He knows everything about theory and will answer your questions in a way that will make you understand.

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Great guy, really understanding, informative and helpful. He's always calm, collected, and never flips out. He's always willing to help you out. Just LISTEN and you'll do well!

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Really, really good teacher.

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The best teacher I ever had. Knows everything, in or out of his field. Very clear. You know exactly what you have to do. You can ask him anything about anything and get a clear and intelligent answer.

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Rick was the most incrediable teacher i'll probably ever have, and possibly one of the most interesting human beings i'll ever meet. You'll remember his classes for the rest of your life.

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Rick is just incredible: He never looses his cool, though the class is always open and receptive to him, because he simply treats everyone equally. He is an awesome piano player, which helps a lot in theory classes because he can play the piano while reading what we did in class on the board behind him. He will answer all your questions clearly and concisely, because he knows everything there is to know about all his classes. Go talk to him, but prepare to be out-witted!!!

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Incredibly precise and CLEAR. I passed theory 1 with about a 70 (with a different teacher), i barely understood the material. I have high 90's in theory 2, and his class is DEFINITELY not easier, I just understand it very clearly now, thanks to Rick. Possibly the best teacher I've had.

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Rick is the one of the best teachers I've ever had. His explanations are concise, he's got a great sense of humor and he doesn't play favorites. If you can, take his theory classes.

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Best Music Teacher I've had yet. Best Explanations, very clear, doesn't waste time and gets straight to the point. Has a great sense of humour which keeps class fun aswell. Nothing bad to say about him at all. Take him if you get the chance!

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Rick is quite possibly one of the best teachers I've ever had. He's clear, concise, and demands a lot out of his students without being unfair. As long as you do your homework and pay attention in class it's not hard to do well in his class.

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Rick is awesome. He goes through everything systematically and methodically. If you need help, he will help you, but he won't give you the awnser. No "favorites"

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Just give in your homework on time...Rick's an amazing teacher will give you the grade you deserve, whether its merited or not...he wont play favorites

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Rick is an amazing teacher, verry clear classes. Hes a fair marker, just do your work, take good notes in class and you'll pass. Rick... YOU'RE THE BEST!!!

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Rick is the best teacher I've ever had. Work hard, don't be afraid to ask questions, and look out for his wicked humour. He's refined.

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Rick is fantastic! If you work hard, you'll do well. Fairest teacher ever. Very funny.

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Rick is king of the universe, thats all you have to know. Dont question his intelligence or undermine his authority!!!!!!! He is your master. obey

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knows subject inside&out. patient & understanding. strict but very forgiving. great man in general, incredibly helpful, will remember him for years to come.

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Rick'll get you if you tick him off, so don't!

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