An excellent teacher who cared, was an excellent Musician. If you cared to listen and practice and loved the subject then university Music is a breeze. If you gave her a hard time then you get what you deserve. Had a great 4 years with her. Listen to her you get to know a lot about life.
If experience makes a good teacher, Mrs Shen is the best teacher around. She is very intelligent and helpful, although somewhat intimidating. Most students dismiss her as an 'angry old women who hates childeren', but in truth, she really cares and would not hesitate to take time off from her busy day to help out kids in need.
Donna shen was the best teacher i had in high school. She teaches you to be an adult, to take responsiblities for your actions. Yes, she can be gruff, but you try to be the dragon and see what it is like. If you allow yourself to listen to the things that she has to say you'll learn more in those 75 min classes than you will doing anything else. Just remember one thing, she know's what she is talking about and will share that knowledge you just have to LISTEN!!!. i'm still around today because of her.
Ms. Shen was a very talented musician and conductor. Little emphasis was put on mastering techniques of particular instruments in the higher grades as much learning was done by playing band scores. Ms. Shen was intimidating in first year, but she gets more likeable as you move through the grades. However, when it came to history portion of the course, it was somewhat lacking (although the little I did learn from her helped me ace music history in university).
Mrs. Shen... she taught all of her students to practise, practise, practise! And it WORKS. She may be tough, but she turns out great results. I loved that about her! I learned so much from that class. If you like music, and want to do that in university she is an excellent mentor.
I will admit that Ms. Shen is a great musician, but shes a HORRIBLE teacher. All she does is yell at people to don't do things HER WAY. She doesn't help people when they need it, and i'm pretty sure she has no emotional feelings what-so-ever! i used to love music so much, but i dropped it in my final year because i didnt want her as my teacher again!!!
Whatever.. she taught me how to play trumpet, she's actually really nice, you just have to learn to be mature in her class and act your age. I stopped taking music after gr 9, and talked to her finally after 3 years (in gr 12), and had a perfectly decent conversation with her, where she was totally respectful towards me, even though we had some difficulties in gr 9. Anyways, Ms. Shen is a good person.
She's really not that bad. You just have to do your work, and she'll give you the grades you work for.
i ended up dropping her class, and i love music, so i was pretty depressed not doing music for a year...
shes a good teacher..shes nice....and she cares...shes taught me a lot so far....sum peepl need to learn to be nicer to her.....shes a good teacher
ah, Ms. Shen...how do I hate thee? ....let me count the ways...
My God... XD You scare me half the time and you sure can make a happy person burst into tears.
Ms Shen is a good teacher once u get to kno her... she can be very rude at times but students give her to hard of a time
you're not my teacher but i heard alot from my friends...so, i will avenge their suffering!
I like music but I won't take it again cuz she teaches it!
You Never Help Us Or Give Us A Break! Go Back to Teaching School!!
totalitarian- i was one of best musicians in the school- she ruined my love of i
compulsive chalkboard smacker! can be scarry but produces a great band!
she's so nice! I really like her and she just do the right thing because student
I think that she is a nice teacher, and very smart but can have a bad