Average 4.55 based on 122 teacher ratings
Gregg Hurst is a Performing Arts teacher at Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School located in Vancouver, British Columbia. When comparing Gregg Hurst's ratings to other teachers in the province of British Columbia, Gregg Hurst's ratings are above the average of 4.32 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School is 4.01 stars.
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I've had many music teachers over the years, and none are as knowledgeable, wise, and effective as Mr. Hurst. If you're willing to withstand a little bit of yelling instead of breaking down into tears and cry, then you'll learn lots. (For example, he taught me how to sight read better in 1 year than 8 years of piano lessons have.) Truly great music teacher, and somehow he knows all the fingerings for all instruments.

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He is a good band teacher and a great musician. I used to not like him because I wasn't as good as i am now and i always mess up the playing in class. However, once i get to the senior band, he starts to respect more and more of me and we are cool with each other. He is a fantastic musician that he seems to know every instrument and the way to play it. We had other sub teachers to teach us and comparing them to Mr. Hurst, Mr. Hurst is way better at leading you to play. he gives you cues and stuf

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Got to go to san fransisco with the band we got wet in the rain but hurst was good to take us there

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I was always on his good side and never got yelled at. He was always really nice to me, maybe because I picked an instrument that no one wanted. He can be really angry really fast, but I think it's mo

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i think he favours the senior band class

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Get your act together, you'll be fine.

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hurst took us to new york had awesome time

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plays trumpet good hears the wrong notes

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he's an awesome band teacher :D

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Some people hate this guy. I can see why, but I can't blame him. As long as you practice, and stay sharp in class, you do well and he shuts up. He's just really turned off by students who don't care.

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Pretty funny when he gets really angry. He's a good teacher though, we're really lucky that he teaches at Churchill. And he can be nice, as long as you do what he says and get all the notes right haha

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Hurst is a scary psycho at first but then u get accustomed do his spaztic behavior. Can very cool if you get on his good side. I can became a very strong trumpet player because of him. = )

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he`s funny when he does stuff

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he`s funny when he does stuff

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okay most of the time gets a bit dramatic butyou couldn't ask for a better band teacher

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got 49/50 on theory test just easy stuff no study required hurst wants to take band to NYCITY next year COOL!!

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he know what hes doing, hes strict, but he does it to help you. Hes passionate in music, and thats his job. Great teacher

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At first, you might think he's mean and all.. but then when you get to know his style and what he expects from you, then he's actually pretty nice!

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I had Hurst way back in '87-91 as concert band and stage band instructor. He was thoroughly hated by many people back then; but those that got to know him realized how effective of an instructor heis

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TOO STRICT

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he can hear mistakes very easy knows stuff

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I would not say he's that bad. If you get your stuff sorted out properly, you should be fine. Quite a hard marker though.

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wants to take us on a trip to edmonten should be cool !!

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I think that he is a good teacher. He is an excellent musician. You just need to get on his good side. He doesn't yell a lot anymore and he's a funny teacher.

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One time I was getting tested for guitar with him in music 8, and I accidently dropped it. His head looked like it was going to explode. LOL! "THAT IS A 200 DOLLAR GUITAR!" Oops, sorry, mah bad. LOL

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Don''t like him that much but he's decent.

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went to whistler with hurst he got mad at kids on the roof but music was great had great time

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Pretty good mainly cause i got an A?

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can be motivating even inspirational don't believe the yelling stuff he just cant hear anymoreand is probably going a bit deaf from all the noise

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Dislike him. He gave me a C+ on my recording, because i was missing one, and i redid it, and he said if i played piano, i said yes, he said which grade, i said 10. Then he said i should play the better. So mean, and very unhelpful. saying that wouldn't help me in any way, so why did he say that? I want to quit band becuase of him. But i love band, so that's what is stopping me.. but i think i will still quit soon. He doesn't pay attention to dynamics, even my elementary school band teacher did that.

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The best teacher yet.

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hurst maybe takes it a bit too serious but wants a quality product and knows how to get it

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He does yell a lot but he also DOES mean well. He asks people to come after school for extra help and does also offer help during class in his own loud way. He may come across as mean or cruel but he knows what he's doing: trying to make everybody into an excellent musician. Without music my school life would be boring and I think his making fun of you is his way of getting you to not make the same mistake. Though he could do it in a milder tone, this way gets the point across hard a raw.

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gets very into the quality needed

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can hear mistakes really easy

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maybe his teaching style is not what is expected, but the job gets done get over the loud voice i have been in the band for 4 years hurst is really ok

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He yells too much. Sometimes when he's angry he laughs and it's really scary Dx His teaching style is kinda like do something wrong and get yelled at. He doesn't calmly tell you you're doing something wrong once at least, he just yells when he sees something wrong >.>

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hm.....he teaches really good but he seriously has some ANGER MANEGMENT!! he's ALWAYS yelling at me for doing little...and i mean LITTLE mistakes!! sheesh

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quite possibly there just might be a difference between adjusting and constantly spinning the music stands. maybe he justs sees to much of it. get over it

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A very positive mentor who will always try to push you to become better. This is my 5th year(I'm in grade 12) with Hurst, and I must say I have come a long way since I entered band in Grade 8. Always remember to take band with stride, and don't stress over if you get yelled out. It's a wonderful environment.

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what is the most important course at churchill? possibly in the eye or ear of the beholder. academics?? will you remember your formulas in 20 years, or how to play your clarinet? who knows. maybe it is right for each teacher to believe thier course is the most important. if they value it, they will try to get everyone involved. just a thought of someone who has played in the band for few years

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wants to take us to US and china. cool!!!

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Shouting+yelling, but he's a nice man, a good musician,very knowledgeable about music

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you guys comin in for gr 8 -yur lucky to have a teacher with as much knowlegde. band will be fun if you practice.ya get to go on trips too.

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he is a very.......ok teacher. i mean he is kind of bad temper, but he really knows his stuff. and he is getting better, admit it people. i had him since gr. 9, his temper gets better and better. to people who got yelled by, you guys have to think what you did wrong, becuz from my experience, he yelled at people for certain reasons. maybe u played a wrong note over and over again, or maybe u don't have talent and you dont pratice. find out what you did wrong, don't just blame the teacher for your faults.

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such nice and best teacher ever. whom give you encourage by yelling at you

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hes all bark and no bite. Hes pretty funny too.

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went to whistler with Hurst he's cool

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maybe the "Quitters" have no talent and won't practice. to make it in the band, ya gotta at least try. if ya try hurst will help you

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really great teacher but when conducting he tends to slow down or speed up the pieces a little, maybe because of the fact that he wants to conduct along with the band. perhaps a little more strict conducting will teach band students that he creates the tempo and not the band

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the music he picks is ok

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It seems as though all the other students who can't play or practrice have a problem with Hurst. MAybe if they tried doing some work they would find that he is not so bad

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don't know who your school is named after try reading some history

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i miss doing band. mr.hurst was a really good teacher but he has a short temper. but it is kind of fun to watch him explode in rage because it's never me that he's angry at =D

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don't think the bands have gone down they sound ok

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kind of intense but knows his stuff

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really cares what the band sounds like

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i think the previous guy dont know what hes talkin bout our jazz stage band is great

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hey ppl hurst can teach music just listen and learn

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He is such a wonderful teacher. he helps you alot, although he can be very mean when you aren't good

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hurst is takin us to whistler should be cool, he knows his stuff

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Mr hurst is definately one of my better teachers, the only reason he is mean to some people is because ive noticed you dont respect him as much as any teacher deserves, and the other reason is.. well... youre terrible at playing instruments.. so a hint to ppl here, join band if u can actually PLAY AN INSTRUMENT

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had us do concerts already but did well expects a lot but seems fair good teacher

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has high standards maybe too high?

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actually he's OK but tends to be loud sometimes

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once you get past beginer band he'll be great

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ppl ur stupid, he's awesome, if ur good and dont be stupid in class u get good marks and awesome stuff

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doesn't like kidz who don't practise but understanable

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went to sunpeaks stayed up all night videos hurst took us he's ok

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A dedicated instructor. over 25 years at Churchill

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i like him. he's helpful. he would be very nice to people who play something like oboe or Franch horn...and he somehow don't like keyboard bass

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i actually like him even tho he's pretty strict and yells at ppl hehe

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I can't believe that so many people don't like him for some reason, he's actually a really cool teacher, I've had him for 2 years and he was always really nice to me =]

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Thanks to Mr.Hurst for making the band class fun, It's cool to play the SAX!!!

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If you dont practice your instrument or try in class, expect to be yelled at and dont blame the teacher for it. If you dont have any musical talent whatsoever, dont take band. However, all 3 band courses are an easy A for those who are naturally talented and those who take time to take out their instruments at HOME

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Had an awesome time on band trip to Whistler Band is cool and so is Mr. Hurst

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In my first yearz, I thought that he was really mean and stuff. Then I realized that it was parcially my fault, because I didn't really try. But this year it was awsome!! I realized that he's a great teacher, and sometimes he even teaches me on the side when the student teacherz conducting. I think he's one of the best band teacherz I've ever had!!

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he MEANS well.. i'm shure. if u do good. he's good. if u dont. he's bad. makes u wanna quit. if ur his favoourite student.. you get one easy joyride. if your not.... all you can do is stare and the clock

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Seems to really care about the students and the quality of the music

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best teacher for music.

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nice teacher who likes to help other kids

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As long as you practice your instrument, he won't be bad to you. He sometimes jokes around with the class.

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Try to work and you will have fun

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He's an amazing teacher. I used to be pretty rotten to him.. writting mr. worst on my exams and stuff but now I regret it because he is honestly one of the best

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He is alright if you practice and try to learn. He wont get really angry even if you make a mistake, because everyone does. he helps people after school too.

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Worst Teacher I've Ever Seen!! So many ppl drop band becoz of HIM~!!!!

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he can get very.. exited about music..

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hmm... cant believe i got a B for intermediate band fer 3rd term... but i still got A fer final, yay!!!i thought it was easy until 3rd term. Band, fun wit frds

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If you survive beginning band, then everything will be fine... really easy to get A if you play another instrument already

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Mr. Hurst is the best band teacher I've never had. He play trumpet and drums at the same time. How could he do that anyways?

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mr.hurst--->> nice+ funny= when u practise

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THANK YOU SO MUCH !!! YOU'RE A GREAT MUSCIAN TEACHER!!!!!!!!!

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he's scary.but I used at his yelling.well...SWC only have one band teacher

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dont like him? too bad, he's nice to senior band students haaaa, he rarely yells in my class

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i think Mr.Hurst is a GREAT band teacher and i like him soooo much...well...at least he taught me lots about music...thank u sooooooo much Mr.Hurst

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Great music teacher..has sporadic mood swings but usually just trying to get a point across...if you can't take it, maybe you shouldn't be a musician anyways.

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he's alright,i got used to his yelling and OK now,hes extremely nice to senior ppl haha :). A good band teacher for beginnner band ppl, but not so good for snr

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Mr. Hurst is really ok, to the people who has a lot of experience in piano, but the thing he usually says is like "Gum? Garbage Can."

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if you're on his good side, this is a class u will look 4ward to coz it's fun,u can watch ppl get humourously dissed and it's a sure A. get on his bad side...=S

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