Average 4.59 based on 23 teacher ratings
Gary Wilby is a Music teacher at Hutt Valley High School located in Lower Hutt, Wellington. When comparing Gary Wilby's ratings to other teachers in the region of Wellington, Gary Wilby's ratings are above the average of 4.56 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Hutt Valley High School is 4.44 stars.
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He is amazing at music. He's a little strict but is good at teaching

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i will never forget the hebridies overture, great peice of music

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A lot of people say he goes too far when he's angry but in my experience that is only because the students keep winding him up. Don't talk back to try to be funny and he won't get mad, simple. He's funny, tells interesting stories, and very kind. Don't sign up for his class if you're already a musical expert. A person fluent in Spanish wouldn't sign up for a HIGH SCHOOL Spanish class if they wanted to learn more Spanish. Ask your deans to change you into a harder music class.

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He is an excellent teacher. Very helpful and knowledgeable about the music world.

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First of, Mr Wilby is such a nice dude, which makes approaching him with questions quite easy. He's really knowledgeable able about music theory and related concepts, which is really helpful for learning from him, and means he's good at teaching more abstract ideas as well as orthodox ones.

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Great teacher. Very knowledgeable and helpful, and in general is a very caring person.

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Mr Wilby does not like it when you know what he is going to teach before he teaches it. He has far too many tantrums and thinks that music should be above all else, which is fair enough for him but not for his students. He is very knowledgeable but not good for teaching what you need to know.

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Very friendly and always does his best to help anyone struggling. He tends to tell interesting anecdotes that still tie into subjects, which helps keep lessons interesting.

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What a great teacher Mr Wilby is. He is always explaing things well and isnt afraid to tell the class about his teaching experiences. If you get on his good side you'l find out how nice and well meaning he really is (even if he does get occasionaly angry)

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most of the time hes cool. but sometimes his temper tantrums go to far

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Mr Wilby is so cool. He knows HEAPS about music and he makes music fun. He does seem a little scary when he gets ticked off but he's a awesome musician and I'm glad he showed me da AMADEUS movie!

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Wilby is a legend. he knows so muc and he makes music so easy and fun.

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During da Amadeus movie he stops da movie every minute

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still the best teacher ive had! Was so happy to be in his class again :D:D

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Wow, Wilby is the best teacher in the world and im sure that no other teacher has been able to make all of his students as interested in his subject. He is the best teacher We have ever had. (Tom, Zac)

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Great keyboard teacher and he is cool

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Mr Wilby was a awesome teacher!!!He let me skip his class all tha time and was really nice and funny.

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he is soooooo cool! i was one of the jokers in his class for the first couple of days but there is just something that makes you wana stop all that! and he gave me a good repert! your doing well!!!!!!

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good keyboard player

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Seems mean to most because he gats rarkd up. But if u stop winding him up you can lern a lot from him.

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M Wilby is one of the best,most interesting musicians I have come across. He stimulated my interest in the subject and I don't think you could ask for a better teacher.

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He is really smart when it comes to music.Tries to to talk really intellectual.He can be funny though.

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This guy is great, i have a huge amount of respect for him, he may come across angry for you 3rd formers, but hes actually really funi and has taught me so much, keep up the good work!

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