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Instructor: Man Yang

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MUS107, Spring 2013
MUS121C, Spring 2013
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MUS121C, Fall 2012
MUS107, Spring 2012
MUS107, Fall 2011
MUS121C, Fall 2011

Man Yang: MUS107, Spring 2013

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Humanities
Course: MUS 107 - Music in World Cultures Crn (Section): 33495 (0)     33496 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.92 25 0.28 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 26 (93%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 28 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 3 (11%) 19 (76%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.96 28 0.19 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 24 (96%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.96 25 0.2 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 26 (93%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.96 28 0.19 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 22 (88%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.96 28 0.19 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 23 (92%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 28 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 23 (92%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 28 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 4 (14%) 19 (76%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.96 28 0.19 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 24 (96%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.96 25 0.2 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 27 (96%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 25 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 24 (86%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.96 25 0.2 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 28 (100%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
She's had a very inclusive class. Music analysis with personal opinions, she brought instruments to class and let us handle them, group discussions,and activities on rhythm, dance and the International Festival.
very organized contents with appropriate media resources, so her classes were easy to understand.
Makes the class fun by bringing in hands on activities.
Knowing her stuff. Being an awesome person.
she is very kind, and understanding. she is also knowledgeable about each different theme she went over.
Openness, honesty, organization, care.
Explains subject in a simple way! made it easer for students to understand. She Knows her subject well,and she listens to students too!
She got along with everyone is class and set a good atmosphere in class. She encouraged participation in class,
she loves music, know about it very much. also she helps students ver much.
Professor Yang is well educated about music. She communicates with the students very effectively and is clear on the topics in which she presents in class. She is always accessible via email and in person and makes absences, make up work and understanding easily accessible to her students. She is great with updated her students via email about performance opportunities so that they can make extra credit points. Overall, she is a very good professor.
She has a wide range of instrumebts, some of which we got to see physically. We attended special musical genres, and she is also very approachable, friendly.
Her major strengths are making sure each student understands the material well. She provides a lot of visuals and audio for learning purposed and makes everything interesting and fun to learn.
Immediately, I was won over to this teacher's kind and graceful manner. Her love of music and ethnomusicolgy is clear and she makes it easy for the class to enjoy each culture. I am excited to tell my landlord when I pay rent that I know what Pansori music is! Music is central to my life, so I enjoyed every aspect of this class but heretofore -as a multi-tasking single mom had never given myself permission to learn about music in world cultures. It has affected my songwriting and composition for the better, I think.
She seems open to showing many cultures with out judgement.
Her lectures were always well-organized and whenever students asked questions about the lectures, she gave us a easily understandable answer to it.
She knows how to make a class fun
She knows what to teach during the lecture.
Her explanation is always very clear. She knows how to avoid boring atmosphere so we could enjoy some workshops and students' presentations as well.
Her lectures were very clear and well organized.
she is nice and professional. knows how to help and respect her students.
She delivers the content of her classes very clearly and makes it very easy to understand.
Tutorial, good explanation.
She is very helpful and kind, and talented as a musician herself. Her love of ethnomusicology pours through in her class teaching.
I thought it was really helpful how she didn't provide the lecture notes on Laulima. Copying the notes by hand were helpful in a way because it helped me recall information more easily. I also enjoyed days where we learned how to dance hula and bollywood dances. Study guides for quizes were also helpful in times of quizes.
She has great activities. Her powerpoint are easy to follow.
good power points
Showing us good examples to have a better understanding of the topic.
Man yang gives good lectures that followed according to the exams.
She is fun and knowlegable about the music class she is teaching.
she knew what she was talking about and made it a good learning experience for me in her class
Her passion for the subject taught, and how she has the class participate in discussions.
she fair
Great professor, knew her stuff, and thought us really well. I learned a lot from her.
She knows the subject she teaches well, very engaging, fair grader, and passion for what she teaches shows in each lecture.
Professor Yang is a very kind hearted, very well oriented professor with her students, her material, and everything she did with our class. She was very informative and fun and being a PHD student she was very aware of how we felt as students and adapted her material towards us which was very nice in our opinion. I really enjoyed having her as my professor for this class.
Passion, understanding, wealth of information and guidance to resources, awesome personality.
Very knowledgeable in the subject. Makes it easy to learn.
She is very well organized and prepare. She is also prompt when it comes to updating grades.
She really knew the material and it was great that she provided hands on activities and active activities as well as samples of instruments.
Professor Man Yang is a young teacher so she was very easy to approach if i ever had any questions. I really enjoyed the classes when we had to hands on class dancing. I personally really enjoyed that and I hope she continues to keep that music 107 tradition. It really brings a lot of life into our academic day. The hula dancing and bollywood dancing exercises was a lot of fun. She was always available outside of class during his office hours. She always encourage us to seek help if we ever had any questions. She was teacher that definitely showed a lot of concern for her students and always wanted the best for them.
Professor Yang knew the subject area very well. She is also well organized which helped with the classes. I liked how she provided examples of instruments and made us think for ourselves.
Beryl's strengths came majorly in the form of enthusiasm, passion, and knowledge of her subject. It was so exciting to come to class each day, because I know she has something awesome to teach me. Granted, this is entirely a fabulous section of education - where else do we get to analyze and learn about musical influence through world cultures?! Her passion was contagious, and encouraged me to keep at it, because there's always something awesome to learn. Also, she is very empathetic to us, having been a long time student herself. It seems many teachers, once they're not students anymore, forget how stressful it can be to try to manage everything all at the same time. However, she was very understanding with all of our needs.
She is really fair teacher. She is soooooooo nice teacher. I love her very much.
She is very enthusiastic and passionate about her course subject. Also, she is very educated in the matter and always knows how to answer our questions or point us in the right direction to finding the answer.
She make her lectures very interesting by telling her own experience on the music field.
She's really nice! Also, very knowledgeable about her field of study.
She gives a fun atmosphere for students to learn. She often joke with her students but still makes a point on the lecture being discussed. She has her schedule that she follows, which can make student do advance work and not cram.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Maybe create a google document with a collection of youtube and other media examples of muisc we haven't been able to cover in class.
Less lectures
Less chat and more music listening.
none
None, the class was a joy to come to.
I don't think there should be any changes, this semester was fun and i enjoyed her class.
nothing.
None.
further explanation of computer systems used and compatibility, for the older student, would be helpful.
None
can't think of anything. her kind and gentle manner are an inspiration for me to be more gentle and quiet myself.
Nothing, she does a great job.
nothing really, i loved her class
no
she is good
No changes.
No change, everything perfect
no
No changes are needed.
no she i a awesome teacher i was glad to learn form her
N/A
no change
more hands assignment. say like when we learned how to dance and stuff, i like when we did that it made it more fun and interesting
none
None she was great.
No Changes as to say on how the subject is being thought, but here is a thought to consider. I believe in the syllabus it does not mention it but, how this course should be described a little more and inform the student that the approach on culture by the means of studying culture through, ritual music, deity worship of various nationalities. just to consider those who do not want to participate in such practices.
none
I can't think of any changes if anything the more hands on dancing would be better for the class and make it even more interesting.
Passing around the sign-in sheet right when class starts
Keep at it, and maybe be a little more aggressive in asking for student participation. I feel awful, my class was so so so quiet when it came to class discussions. Sometimes I felt like I was the only one participating. I think with a little more encouragement (maybe a greater amount of points placed on class participation?) the class may chip in a little more.
No thing to suggest because he is perfect already.
None. Her course is superb.
I can't really think of any.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Gentle questions, emails reminding about missed assignments, and invitations to come see her after class or during her office hours.
Always giving us extra credit opportunities
Responding right away to emails. Meeting up outside of class for extra help.
if help was needed it was given, in times of emergencies she was understanding and helped you through it. if things needed a deeper explanation she helped you to understand.
She was very encouraging, learned student's names, gave lots of extra credit, straightforward powerpoints and study guides, gave loads of helpful announcements and emails.
She encorages us to do things! She answers all the questions with her patience! She tell us to see her in the office oftenly.
She encouraged students, especially if the student was shy or scared she made it easy to talk and participate in class.
she is always here for help us.
Professor Yang is the most concerned and understand professor I have had so far since attending KCC. I had a really rough few weeks where i consistently missed class because of family health issues at home, and she would email me to check in and let me know what i missed and my graded being affected. She always kept me updated with performances and opportunities for improvement, and she is very straight forward with her intent to help her students succeed in her class. Although i may pass this class with a low grade due to my personal issues, there is no way i could be upset with her because she is such a caring women and wants the best of her students. -Dwayne :)
Making extra time out of class. Involving us as a groupYes
She did a few ice breaker games so give us a chance to meet our classmates. She also encouraged hands on participation.
in many, many ways. she is always answering students questions after each class and gives so much of her time.
Always checking in with us to make sure we understand.
She always reminded us to do things and always answered our questions right away if we were to email her
She always seem to be happy to help out students.
We had great chance to understand various music with some experiences, such as dancing or listening to live music.
She always brought her speakers to lectures. It helped us to listen example of music when class speakers did not work. She also, brought many music instuments.
she creats chances for students to get extra points. she always asks us if we understand or not , and asks us for suggestion. i aksed her for help which is not related to her job, she helped me, and give extra information and suggestion.
She made her time available for any students who needed help with anything, and she always attempted to her lectures interesting, so students wouldn't get bored.
She take times for us if we have question or need helps.
She tell us about assiginments every week and always emails us with notifcations.
she would tell them if they need help to go see her or email her questions
She would write comments next our grades in the gradbook on laulilma.
tells grade
She always made sure to tell us about our assignments and if we did bad on something to check up with her and make sure everything was okay.
Informed us of deadlines ahead of time, was very accessible to students (answered emails quickly and explained all that was expected of us)
She often looked at the bright side of situations, an example of this would be say a student was not doing good at the beginning of the semester she often attempted to cheer them on and encourage them to work harder as she explained that the semester is far from over.
all ways attentive, concerned asking us if the information given was understood and if anyone had any question, also offered her office hours.
She was always available outside of class during his office hours. She always encourage us to seek help if we ever had any questions. She was teacher that definitely showed a lot of concern for her students and always wanted the best for them.
She was so awesome! She was so patient with all of us, and the awkward silences in the class, without being angry or upset with us for our lack of participation. I feel that she really knows what we're going through. It's so fantastic to have a young, hip teacher like her expanding our minds. It really felt like a very well organized lunch date, with lots of great topics to discuss. It was very friendly, with the perfect mix of casual and formal settings.
She is concerned about students very much. She tries to encourage students listen to difference culture music.
She gave us many extra credit opportunities and was available for help whenever we needed.
She offered time after class to help students, and also replied to emails very quickly.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, a fun and easy class with many different layers of experience.
yes I would. Nice teacher
yes. Shes awesome!
yes i would, and i have. Because she is a good teacher that is knowledgeable on her subject and all that comes with it. she is a fair grader and teacher, assignments are given well in advance so there is no reason you would fail.
Yes, because her passion for teaching and music shines forth.
I recommend her to students because this is a good teacher, which make students be thoughtful. Students learned in her class!
Yes, her class was fun and i enjoyed her events. I liked her presentations too.
Yes. she is the best music teacher ever.
ABSOLUTELY! Once again, she is so well educated and engaging with her students. She teaches verbally, through powerpoints and even through guest artists. She makes learning about music interesting and fun which helps the students to not become bored with her material. She is very fair and again understanding.
Yes, great for anth. students, dance students, art students, and of course music students!
Yes, she knows a lot about music and is a very kind, funny and straight forward teacher.
I already have - because - who doesn't love music? you learn history and culture as well and if you take notes and study and read the book, you'll do well. she makes it clear how to get a good grade. I was sick for a while and she met with me and showed me how to catch up.
Absolutely, she is great
Yes, I would. That is because her lectures are very interesting.
Yes, she is an awesome teacher. I learned a lot in her class
I would strongly recommend her to other students because they can learn a lot from her.
Yes! You will learn a lot!
Yes, I recommend professor Man Yang to other students. Her lectures were very interesting and helped me to understand other clutures through music.
yes, she is nice. i already recommended her to my friends. she is professional
Yes i would recommend her, because her class is very fun and interesting.
Yes, because this class is fun and interesting.
Yes, I would recommend her to my friends!
Definitely, her class was enjoyable. I learned about so many cultures... It feels like I'm actually traveling around the world sometimes. She is knowledgable and knows alot about music. Quizes were simple to study for and her notes were easy to follow.
Yes. Because shes great shows concern.
yes, shes nice.
Yes because the class was fun.
I highly recommend Man Yang to students.
Yes I would because she is nice and funny. She is easy to talk to and very helpful.
yes i would because she knows the subject well
Yes, because her class was very fun and I enjoyed taking it.
yes i would
yes i would great teacher you would learn a lot
YES!
Yes because the above reasons in 13-15! :)
Certainly because it is rarely to find teachers passionate on their subject of study who are determined to help and motivated to share what they are teaching their students.
yes. great teacher.
Yes because she really enjoys doing what she does and you can definitely feel it during her lectures.
Yes I would definitely recommend Man Yang to students. She is a teacher that holds and teaches with a lot of passion for music.
yes, because she is a fun teacher who is also very knowledgable.
ABSOLUTELY! She is the best teacher you could ever have for this class! Granted, she has been my only teacher, but I wouldn't trade her for the world, or do it again with another teacher just to find out. She is so patient and has the perfect sense of humor!
She should smile more cuz when she smile is very beautiful.
Yes. She is a great teacher who makes class enjoyable. I have learned a great deal in her class.
Yes because she is a very good teacher and treats everyone fairly.
Yes. She's very caring and she makes the course material fun to learn.
Highly recommendable. She's one of the nicest professor I've met. She's willing to help her students if there are any questions about class works.She explains clearly on everything. Every work that she gives is manageable. Her class is not the usual lecture only because she sometimes schedule fun activities like dancing. You'll definitely have fun learning world music.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
A sweet and lovely lady very involved in the ethno-musical community.
You're awesome!
she is a very nice person and kept class entertaining
Nice outfits.
No.
Nothing.
Also she is young, it is obvious that she is talented and intelligent!
She goes out of the way to pick up musical instruments at UH just so her students can see, hear and try out different cultures' instruments.
delightful and kind grateful she's at KCC hope my son takes her class
Nothing, she is just awesome
I learned a lot from your lectures. I really enjoyed learning other cultures and music. It helped me to make some friends outside of class too. If you have some more classes at KCC or UH, I would like to take it.
she creats chances for us to learn, like she borrow instruments from Monoa for us. it is great to recognize those instruments.
I enjoyed her class very much.
Thanks for the good and hard work.
She is one of my favorite teachers. She keeps me interested in the subject for the whole semester.
na
she i a great teacher and if i could take her class again i would like to
Your class was very enjoyable.
Great job
great teacher!
Fabulous teacher.
She Has,a caring, loving, humble, very awesome character (^_^)æ??è§?å¾?å?»è??æ?¯å¤ªå¥½äº?
I love her sense of humor. Not sure if shes joking sometimes but it makes the class enjoyable as well.
Thank you Professor Mang Yang for a interesing music semester!! have a great summer!!
I was so pleased to take this class once I signed up for it, and even more so once it started. Ms. Beryl, you made this class so AMAZING to be a part of!
She is so nice person.
She make music very entertaining.
She's an amazing teacher and I really think she's found what she was meant to do. I really like her passion that she has for her field of study.
18. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
professonal friendly active
Cute, friendly
Awesome, Fun.
knowledgeable understanding cool
Clear, sweet, knowledgable.
Patience! nice !
Fun and Interesting
Understanding, Caring and Fun.
Prompt, friendly, fair
enthusiastic, knowledgeable
delightful and kind and very well prepared.
sweet, knowledgeable, and skilled
kind, teaching, fun
Caring,happy,and nice.
knowledgeable, organized
Patients, humor,and kind
professional , zealous, great.
Insightful, Helpful, Kind
She is one of the best teacher in KCC.
Nice, Helpful, Well-prepared and organized.
Intelligent and kind-hearted
na
kind, funny, sweet.
Knowledgable Organized Fun
Awesome teacher!
she is well rounded, experienced, taught
Outgoing, energetic, positive.
good
great, fantastic, recommend
fun, intelligent, and engaging.
Informative, Kind-hearted, Knowledgeable.
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kind, fun.
enthusiastic, caring, uplifting
Dedicated, Music, Professor
Intelligent, Kind, and Fun
awesome, & thank you
Mind Blowing Awesome. And Badass.
nice, beautiful, helpful.
Enthusiastic, passionate, educated.
nice, helpful and funny
Energetically intellectual.
cheerful,approachable, dedicated
19. Other comments:
Thank you so much for being a great teacher!
No.
none
no other comments
Thank you!
I liked internatinal festival. It gave me a great oppotunity to see different cultures on the world. Also, I liked dancing Bollywood dance on the grass. It was a good way to release my stress and gaine some more energy.
she share lots of information which are not in textbook. and try to encourage us to go out of class , to experience real music
It was a privilege to take her class.
Thanks Man Yang.
I really enjoyed the class, and I learned a lot. thank you, Ms. Yang!
Thanks for a wonderful semester
na
i liked learning abut different cultures music around the world
I hope to take another class from you one day.
Keep this class available its great! Students will love taking her class!
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Thank you for being an awesome music teacher!!
THANK YOU FOR THE FANTASTIC SEMESTER! I GREATLY VALUE ALL THAT I LEARNED, EVEN IF I DON'T REMEMBER EVERY DETAIL!!!! :D I hope you have many happy years doing what you love!
she is perfect.:)

Man Yang: MUS121C, Spring 2013     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Humanities
Course: MUS 121C - Class Piano I Crn (Section): 33504 (0)     33514 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 1.73 Freq(%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 6 (86%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 1.73 Freq(%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 6 (86%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.71 7 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (80%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 1.73 Freq(%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 6 (86%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 1.73 Freq(%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 5 (71%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 1.73 Freq(%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 6 (86%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 5 1.73 Freq(%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%) 6 (86%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.2 5 1.79 Freq(%) 1 (20%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (29%) 5 (71%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 3 (60%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 3 (60%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 3 (60%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Everything is good.
Good
She is very helpful and understanding.
She is really nice when she teach piano. And whe is really good playing piano and teaching.
She teachs us like so friendly and explans about the piano untill we understand.
her teaching skill is so comfortable to understand.
I loved that the syllabus contained all the course material so there were no surprises. She also gave us ample notice and time to complete all assignments and quizzes.
Yes
she works with the students one on one to know what they need to improve on.
it shows that she knows the content inside and out and was always able to quickly correct any of my mistakes in an encouraging effective manner.
She knows her subject well. She taught me areas i needed to improve on that i didn't know i had to improve myself.
Outgoing, creative
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Everything is good.
No need change. Very good
I cant think of anything.
I do not have suggest to man yang professor. She always tried to give us chances to get good grade.
I suggest her to teach piano2 class as well.
everything is good i guess.
Yes
none
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Everything is good.
She always try to care about students. she is good.
She walks around to help students individually and also set up private meetings.
Even though She does not have class, i could go to her office and asked her about concern.
she alwasy stay with the students and watch carefully.
many times. when i play a piano, she always stays behind of me.
She made herself available to students during non-class time and made an exception for me when i had a serious family emergency.
Yes
She let them be aware of any makeup work they need to do and offers extra credit when needed.
She would always walk around the room checking on us and asking if we had any concerns.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Everything is good.
I will. Because she is very good. If many students take her class, they will be good at piano.
Yes. Because she is a good teacher :)
Yes. I really recommend her to other students because she is really nice teacher and teach piano well. Everyone can follow her clss even beginner.
Yes, definitely I recommed Man Yang because she made the students can play the piano, and made the students like to play the piano.
if they want to take a piano class, i would recommend man yang to students because she is so kind and she always tries to understand us.
I would, her class is extremely organized, and it's easy to learn piano from her.
Yes
yes
Yes, she is a wonderful professor and willing to help outside of class hours. It always showed that she had a genuine compassion for her students.
Yes. She is very nice and she knows her subject area very well.
Yes, because she teach us till we understand.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Everything is good.
Thank you
Thank you so much to teach me piano
I would like to take your piano 2 class.
i guess that you are doing good now. Please keep your attitude. sorry it is sound like rude word, but i really think like that.
Yes
shes is an inspiring teacher and glad to have her as one.
18. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Take her class.
good, best, piano
Caring and patient.
Nice, Best, Piano
Kindness and Wonderful
kind, leader
Organized, prepared, kind.
Yes
inspring, down to earth
Smart. Sweet. Knowledge.
19. Other comments:
Everything is good.
Thank you. you are so good
Thank you so much for teaching piano until now and sometimes I could not go to class but understood me. Thank you
good
Yes
none, i said what I needed to say

Man Yang: MUS107, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Humanities
Course: MUS 107 - Music in World Cultures Crn (Section): 32014 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 30 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 4 (13%) 9 (30%) 16 (53%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.3 30 0.79 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (20%) 9 (30%) 15 (50%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.53 30 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (10%) 8 (27%) 19 (63%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 30 0.48 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 10 (33%) 20 (67%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.87 30 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (13%) 26 (87%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 30 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (10%) 7 (23%) 20 (67%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 30 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (10%) 10 (33%) 17 (57%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 30 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (20%) 5 (17%) 19 (63%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.57 30 0.86 Freq(%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 7 (23%) 21 (70%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 30 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 8 (27%) 20 (67%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.47 30 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (13%) 8 (27%) 18 (60%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.66 30 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (10%) 4 (13%) 22 (73%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
knows what shes talking about.
She is very knowledgeable about on the subject. She seems like she enjoys the subject and is passionate about it.
Man Yang's strengths as a teacher was that she created a fun learning experience that made me want to learn more. She knew a lot on the subject at hand which made it easier for the class to learn.
She is very humor person and her lecture is do organized, so it is easy to understand the contents
She truly encouraged the students to think for themselves and discuss certain topics among their peers. Although the students in the class were not too willing to participate, she never gave up and truly made the class a fun environment to learn.
I think she did great as a teacher. She always encourages us to participate in activities in class and is always prepared during her lectures.
Ms. Yang has a positive energy and isn't overly critical of her students. She is patient and easy-going.
Her major strength is getting everyone to participate in class so no can ever fall asleep and keeps you learning the lesson.
She is very knowledgable in the subject area. She also provides thorough information for the students.
She clear on speaking of her topic as a teacher and also strength on each topic she talk about
Music World Culture
Ms. Man Yang's major strengths as a teacher is she can motivates and engage her students and she's also a excellent communicator.
Everything. Loved the class!
That she was organized.
Man Yang knew her material well and always came to class eager to teach her students .
she explained well all contents to students.
Her ablity to bring the students attenetion towards the boards,how you ask is by having short clip and real music from the places we learned.
She is a very outgoing teacher that encourages people to get to know each other in the classroom. She shows concern for her students by helping them do whatever is possible to gain extra points as well as give advice on where to go for certin assignments.
As a teacher, Mrs. Man Yang's strength is knowing the subject well. She is very active and she tries to get all the students involve in all activities.
She informs students with assignments when the assignment is close to the deadline. She encourages every student to participate in class. I love her personality.
Very friendly and interactive. She is always to get the students to participate. Well educated. Teaches well for a young instructor.
Has a great understanding for the subject matter Eager to teach
Just her attitude and the way she always tried her best to get us to participate, even though no one wanted to.
She tries to get everyone to get involved in our class discussions
She really knew each cultures musical area well!
She is very understanding and receptive.
Ms Yang is very energetic and quite passionate about her subject/students. Allows the students freedom to voice their opinion with a positive, non-condescending atmosphere. Presented material clearly which made learning the subject matter interesting, factual and surprisingly fun. Had the course grading/policies clearly stated in the syllabus and was right on schedule. Found it attractive that Ms Yang is a student herself and closely relates being a student and reminds about deadlines, the breakdown of grades and to not loose focus. Wonderful teacher. Debating about switching to a Music Major. Mahalo
she obviously knew what she was talking about when she was teaching and she tryed to work with an early morning class that consisted of people who werent all that interested in talking. she always seemed up beat and never really discouraged.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Go through topics slower.
Although we did follow the timeline, I really feel the class could be a little bit more organized. On the first day of instruction, we had our first homework assignment but she didn't really go over how to do it and didn't really announce that it was due before the next class. The only reason that I knew about it, was that I am the type of student that immediately writes down everything from each class's syllabus/time line in my planner. Had I not did that immediately, I would not have done the homework. I feel like she could have given a courteous" hey class, just reminding you to look at your time line and that your first assignment is due before next class." Also, there was not a lot of instruction on how to do the assignment itself. Although it was only notes and it was only worth 1 point -- it would be nice to have a guideline on how to do it. The only instruction we really got about it throughout the semester, was that we have to highlight interesting facts and questions about the text. There is not guideline as far as minimum pages or words to write, what kind of questions to write, what kind of interesting facts to write... etc. We didn't really follow the book anyway -- all the notes that we used on the exam were given to us in powerpoint. The book is very, very expensive. It's over $100. If we are expect to have this book in our possession, I'd really have appreciated it more utilized in the class itself. I honestly feel like I wasted a lot of money on a book I didn't need and as a student that struggles financially, it really affects me. If I had known in the beginning that most of the material will be given to us in class, I would not have wasted my money on buying it. I also really hated that our grade is basically based on a 100 point scale. That means that every point we get is 1% of our grade. I'm not sure if this is a common system, as it is possible that that classes that I have taken just so happened to all have a different type of grading system, but personally it was scale I really disliked. I am confident I will get a good grade, but it doesn't mean that I didn't have anxiety about it all semester, just because everything we did was obviously heavily weighed in our final grade. I appreciated the extra credit assignments, though.
I don't have any changes to suggest.
Maybe by taking in the atmosphere of the class she can conclude that the class is not willing to participate, and strictly resort to a lecture.
If she would like to be a bit more commanding as a teacher, that could be good. I like the relaxed atmosphere but sometimes students were just being lazy and she could have pushed them to try a bit harder. But generally, I like the way she teaches.
I do not think she needs any changes.
There's no need for change. She's a great professor!
None
I don't have any suggest to her because she's a great teacher
Expansion on more musics
For updating grades, she should put in the current grade so that the students can see what grade we are getting in her class.
Everything was good.
having people with disablities to take their test fairly by not having weird exams that doesnt make sence,
N/A
One of my suggestion is having a group project, that way students have a way to get to know each other.
I think she did a really great job at her teachings.
Dont make the students interact with each other so much. More so with her.
more time showing the powerpoints
None
Let us know when the due dates are. I didn't know until a while that we were supposed to submit our work before class starts.
None!
None
Bring more instruments to show to the class.
dont require a book if your only going to assign notes for it that never really apply to class. its a waste of 100 dollars. try to use more than just powerpoints to give lessons. find some other ways to teach about some sections and try to make it a bit more interactive.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
asked many times if there was any questions
she'd always ask us if we had questions and answered any if we had them.
She showed concern for students by continuously pushing us in the class enforcing class participation which made each and every one of us have to learn and stay in tune to the subject.
She gave us ample opportunity for extra credit, always informed us of when assignments were due way in advance and reminded us along the way, went over our grades and how to calculate them.
She listens very well to students' opinions and gives deadline reminders often.
She told us when assignments were due.
She would always ask students if we had any questions. She would also take the time to explain things if students did not understand something that is being covered in the lesson.
Email students and write things on the whiteboard of important things
She talks to each of us privately
By being honest to her students and being consistent with her students. she's there when you need help.
She always emailed you if you emailed her first
She asked us a lot if we have any questions and that she said that she can help us.
Yes definitely, she always asked how the class was and encouraged student participation.
she beforehand noticed to students to do not missing any assignments
having outside learning
Proffersor Yang showed concern formthe students by taking time after class to help people who are falling behind or to discuss an assingment.
She shows concern by making sure that each students are right on track. She constantly remind her students about the homework that is due. She is also willing to go out there and provide important informations.
By encouraging students to come to class, participate, and do their homework so they can pass.
Constantly keeping us aware of assingments due.
study sessions in class
By always helping us and showing that if we had questions to ask her!
Before or after class she would go to us or ask us to speak to her after class
She understand and helps out , if there are areas that we don't understand.
Ms Yang showed concern for students by reminding of the musical performances allowing us to attend at our convenience. Also offered a discounted price of admission to some great shows. Ms Yang always asked during lecture if the material is presented to fast or any questions.
you could tell by the way that she helped students that talked to her.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
yes its a fun class thats not too stressful
It would honestly depend on the student. I would not suggest her in general, but to specific types of students ( studious, mature, serious, music/culture appreciating students...) I would definitely suggest her as they would learn a lot in this course and would appreciate how knowledgeable she is. I also feel like in our particular class, as a class as a whole, we lacked a certain level of maturity. I feel like that kind of moved the general attitude of our entire class into a more negative direction. I don't think this was Ms. Yang's fault. The attitude of my peers affected me also, as I was distracted by how disrespectful some students were to different cultures. I am not sure if Ms. Yang has noticed this, but I don't think that this affected HER attitude, which I appreciated very much. Learning a new culture requires a bit of maturity, as we are learning about something that is completely foreign to us. I didn't like how the class would laugh at something that was not meant to be funny, just because it was foreign. Again, this is not something that is Ms. Yangs fault, but this is why I would not suggest her as their instructor to everyone, just because I strongly believe this course should not be taken by just anyone.
Yes I would because she was well organized in her teachings and made it a great learning environment.
Yes, because her class is so fun and well organized
I would recommend her to those students who are actually willing to participate in class.
Yes. Because the class is pleasant and easy.
Yes i would recommend her to other student, she is fun and easy to learn from.
Yes. Her class is a great experience. It is very informative and it helps you to build up confidence with the presentation that everyone will have to do and as well as when she asks questions to random students about the lecture. She is a great professor and understands the needs of her students.
yes
Yes, I would recommend Ms. Man yang to other students because she has a great relationship with all her student such as helping us and treated us fairly.
Yes I would, She is one of the greatest professors I ever had in college and at KCC.
Yes, because she is a good teacher.
Yes, because she is knowledgeable in her material and cares for her students learning.
yes....of course..she is a good teacher.
i would give her a neutral, but she is still young so she has alot of expericence as well.
Yes because she is very enthusiastic and encourages student to be friends.
I would recommend Man Yang to students, especially when they want to lean about music. Her class is actually fun because you get to do inside and outside activities.
Yes, she is a great teacher :)
Yes. i learned much from the class.
Yes
Yes I would because shes sweet, fun, and makes everything easy to understand
Yes, she makes the class fun
Yes! I Surely will!
I would definitely recommend Miss Yang to students because I learned a lot from her class and I was encouraged to participate in class.
Yes.
i would recommend her to people who could understand her. sometimes she is a little hard to understand because of her accent and some people really have a hard time with anything but perfect English. other than that she is a fine teacher that still has a little bit more to learn about teaching.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
shes nice and shes young like us so its easy to learn from here
It is hard to make suggestion on how to teach this class because of the material that is covered, but I really find powerpoints in general are boring so if there was another way to get us to learn the material besides powerpoints, I think that would be good. I'm not saying that EVERY class was powerpoints, there was just a lot of them. I just wish there was less.
Great instructor whom I learned a lot from.
She is so helpful. She returns email as soon as possible
I really really enjoyed how the class was organized. The powerpoints were effective and to the point. There were no lectures that I thought were boring or meaningless. She really taught me a lot and I am thankful.
We need more music professors, or professors in general, like her!
Awsome
All I can say to Ms. Man Yang is she's a great teacher I appreciate what she's done to us.
When explaining things she should explain them better.
Just Thank you...
very smart.
She should teach teach. ore classes.
Mrs. Beryl is a great teacher. She really knows the subject that she is teaching. She also have a lot of personal experience based on the topic that she talks about. She have a great sense of humor.
Thanks so much for this semester it was great and I learned a lot! Great work and May God Bless You in every way possible! :)
Shes nice and a great teacher.
Mahalo :)
She is always in time , read to help students and always come to class with a nice smile.
Well cultured. Passionate about her subject.
she is a great person and really cares about what shes teaching.
18. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
learning music from my own culture.
She gives a lot of insight about what we cover in class. It is always a good thing when the instructor obviously cares about the subject he/she is teaching and that was very obvious in Ms. Yang. I probably won't remember everything we covered for the rest of my life, but I will most likely always remember certain things about diffferent cultures and their music for the rest of my life.
What I found the most valuable and helpful about the course was keeping an open mind about different cultures and try something new.
Exams are not that hard
She gave us a chance to express our musical individuality, which I really appreciate. I always felt included in the lectures, and felt that she was genuinely interested in what we thought of the music we were listening to. I'm sorry that the class was not more willing to participate.
The music analysis is very helpful.
The presentation that everyone has to do provides an opportunity to build up self confidence. Also the questions that the professor asks also provides the same opportunity.
I found reading the book and writing notes helps me on this course
Yang focuses on each of us.
I find this course very interesting and I learned different kind of music in the world.
Just the fun environment
I found out about the music is the different cultures, like the instruments and I know what different textures, organolgy, pitch, rhythm and form there is.
How to analyze music is something I learned how to so specifically in the class. I now listen to music and am able to recognize various characteristics of a specific song . Also through exploring different types of music in other parts of the world I am more appreciative of other types of music .
I knew a lot of information through this course.
learning that not every teacher will actually give you their full attention and "college" is "college". Reality will set in real fast.
The ability to analyze music and appriciate different music of other cultures.
The most valuable and helpful about the course is having knowledge on the history of music and the type of music in different countries.
Learning about other cultures and understanding their kind of music.
Worldy Knowledge.
the power points
Just learning how to appreciate music in a deeper way and learning all types of different wats people use music in
Learning how to describe music, it makes remembering term for a certain music easier.
That you learn to appreciate each cultures music :)
The music cds are very valuable and helpful plus the extra music she emails us to learn more and appreciate the topic for that weekk.
The culture presented in each presentation by Ms Yang and each student about their Music presentation.
learning how to analyze music is probably one of the most helpful things that she had taught us, its something that ill use through out my entire career.
19. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
helpful
Knowledgeable. Professional.
Helpful and courteous.
Humor, kind, unique
Excited, smart, fun.
Good humored Positive Enthusiastic
Funny, encouraging, knowledgeable.
Knowledgeable and people-friendly
Smart organize
The best words that can describe her are caring, understanding.
Fun,Energetic, Fair
Organized, smart
Caring and knowledgeable
good teacher.
smart, fast, quick speaker
outgoing, funny, and Understanding.
-intelligent, kind, humorous.
Pretty, caring,helpful, and understanding
Intelligent, Young, Disciplined
Cute, Funny, and Active
funny, enthusiastic
Kind! Spunky! Interactive!
Sweet, kind and knowledgeable.
Passionate Mentor
dedicated, caring, intelligent.
20. Other comments:
I would recommend this class to everyone who haven't decide what class to take
:)
Great class!
I don't have any other comments.
The BEST
I enjoyed this course.
no
N/A
please continue to be nice and keep your outgoing personality.
Jesus Loves You! :)
I really enjoyed music class
in a few more years in sure that shell be fantastic teacher

Man Yang: MUS121C, Fall 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Humanities
Course: MUS 121C - Class Piano I Crn (Section): 32086 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (33%) 4 (67%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 6 0.84 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 1 (17%) 4 (67%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 6 0.82 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 0 (0%) 5 (83%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
She is very open and willing to dedicate extra time to all of her students. She is the only teacher I have had this semester who I could tell really wanted her students to do well and succeed.
she always teach me piano easily. And if I cant do it or understand it, she try to understand me well.
She tries to have a sense of humor, and tries to teach the piano class in a authoritive and in a curriculum set class atmosphere.
Her major strengths are having patience, constant encouragement, being a positive influence, answering questions with insight, having knowledge that is pertinent, very punctual, and always willing to help her students.
She makes sure that everyone is on the same page, doesn't teach new material too soon or too late.
She has good communication skills, personable but professional. She makes sure the students understand her and provides a comfortable work environment where lectures are very open for better perspective. The entire curriculum is well organized and goal oriented.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
The only problem I ever had during class is when we would get time to practice and she would call each student up idividually to play on the big piano. The big piano is very loud and it's hard to hear yourself play even with the headphones on. I would have appreciated it if that were something we did when we first got to class. Gotten our critiques then had practice after or even lobby for a bigger classroom. I know we all need practice on the big piano so it's difficult to think of a real solution but that classroom is so tiny it's easy to get drowned out. Outside of class, I had a problem trying to get my portfolio together (I have never done a portfoolio before). Maybe just a more specific outline or examples of past portfolios.
Her class is so best
I wish she could give me more personal instruction and have a longer class.
I recommend giving more homework like memorizations of half page pieces or maybe even short 5 question quizzes at the beginning of class. Yes it is more work but I think it would greatly increase learning capacity and confidence.
n/a.
none
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
She would reach out to us and offer us as many opportunities as possible. A lot of teachers have to be hunted down for help, where as she would take immediate action and be ready with a helping hand.
She tried to find out, why certain students would be absent on days.
She was able to make time outside of class to meet up and she would also dedicate time during class to help others that requested or that she felt it was necessary. She was also lenient when it came to deadlines and was able to accommodate for unusual circumstances.
She made sure we all had individual time with her to practice and helped us on our pieces.
Very attentive
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
I would definitely and already have recommended her as a teacher. She is a great teacher. She is also a professional that loves what she does, what she is teaching, and she wants to see other people fall in love with it to. A LOT of hard work goes into her course but nothing about her class waas hard as long as you put forth the effort to practice.
Yes, she is so kind. She can teach piano kindly so you dont need to worry about piano's ability
I would recommend her to other students if they have some prior piano knowledge, the class can get advanced and you need a lot of practice outside of class.
Yes because I believe anyone would love to learn piano under her guidance. She's very supportive and she's willing to offer more time than the class is scheduled for.
Yes. She can teach thoroughly and makes sure that the whole class can play.
Yes Good teacher, fun class, feels like time well spent.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
Her teaching style is easy to follow, her methods are effective, and her personality is spot on to deal with any kind of student. I respect her for being so patient and wiling to help us.
I believe Man Yang loves the piano. I wish she would share more of that knowledge with me in the classroom with more instruction on the songs, repretoirs.
She's just super cool and I than her for inspiring and encouraging me.
I'd take more classes from her!
Sheʻs great! Young but well educated, open-minded and clearly passionate about music and teaching. I plan to take her music in world cultures class.
18. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
The avalability of the pianos. There were pianos outside, in private rooms, and even in her office. A lot of our coursework deended on us practicing on our own.
I could understand a little music theory as piano class. Piano is so good instrument. And then I was happy to play piano.
Learning to read musical notes and songs.
Everything. Also that piano is in my opinion a huge adrenaline rush to play in front of everyone. My first recital left me with an unbelievable feeling of accomplishment.
Everything.
Piano helps me with music theory, and I like to play. She covered both and made it clear with any questions answered.
19. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
The perfect teacher.
Good
young, passionate about piano, and conservative.
Empathetic, Enlightening, and Professional.
Sweet, caring, patient.
observant passionate kind
20. Other comments:
no
I hope I do well in the class, because we have two more classes left, a final repretoir, and quiz 5.
Thanks again Shiii Fuuu... You're the best...
Hurray for Man Yang!!!

Man Yang: MUS107, Spring 2012     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Humanities
Course: MUS 107 - Music in World Cultures Crn (Section): 33309 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 29 0.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (10%) 26 (90%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.72 29 0.59 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 4 (14%) 23 (79%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 29 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (14%) 25 (86%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.97 29 0.19 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 28 (97%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 29 0.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (10%) 26 (90%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 28 0.36 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (14%) 24 (86%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 29 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (17%) 24 (83%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.69 29 0.6 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 5 (17%) 22 (76%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 29 0.35 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (14%) 25 (86%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 29 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 27 (93%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.82 28 0.39 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (18%) 23 (82%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.93 28 0.26 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 26 (93%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
I enjoyed her lectures. I was able to keep up and follow all the power points without difficulty. Since this was an ethnomusicology class, she played music and us as the students would talk about the song and what we knew about it. Shed bring exotic instruments and guests to teach us these songs and it's culture.
She is very patient, and explains the content of her lectures thoroughly. Mrs. Yang is always prepared for her lectures and she keeps the content well organized. She is passionate about what she teaches.
Her enthusiasm for the subject and her sense of humor make the class interesting to learn and be in.
She always have possible feedback whenever we give her answer even though it was right or wrong.
Professor Yang is very patient with students and is passionate about the subject.
She knows her material and she cares about her students.
The ability to make students laugh, have a good time learning. I really respect that she stepped out of her comfort zone and decided to teach in the US. Even though english is not her first language, she spoke very well and clear. Easy to understand.Recommended to anyone who enjoys the music of the world.
She is very friendly for all students, therefore the class was very lively.
She knew her subject, and you could tell that she loved teaching about it. She is a great teacher!
As a teacher, you are well prepared, organized, fun, energetic, and really know your subject.
She knows the area of study that she is teaching and all her points are very clear. I like how she teaches.
She is kind and patient, and her lectures and presentations in class are interesting. The videos and course materials were entertaining and made me interested in the subject. Very prompt in returning assingments and tests and readily available to students (answers emails very quickly).
She's a very nice and fair teacher. Knows a lot about this particular subject being taught. Very knowledgeable and trustworthy teacher.
She knows her material very well and is always very understanding and cheerful.
My music 107 teacher Man Yang is sweetheart. She concerns about students in every single class. First time when I attend the class, I surprised how she is a young teacher, then I was a little bit worried how it will be. However, I really impressed how she put effort into her lecture for class and I think every MUSIC 107 students felt her efforts during her lecture. For example, she has never stopped smiling during class, She always responds message, I can always check my grade the day I submitted assignment or took test. She also listen student carefully. If someone ask question about our study, in the next lecture, she prepare detail answer for everyone. I feel much more close to her than other professors. I used to believe that teacher/professor who are just teaching their study field because of their job, or some teachers are even no passion for their job like their obligation. I felt different to Mis Yang who is always trying to be improve herself such as communication with students and quality of her lecture. She also focus on how to enjoy music. In our class, we danced Hula with special Hula guest dancer. The other day, we sung and danced Indonesian traditional song with special guest from Indonesia who performed in 24th KCC International festival. I had been not interested in the event (KCC International festival), but since I attended the lecture, I changed my mind and visit the event for few times. It was very interesting experience for me, and now I am thank for Mis Yang because she gave me my motivation. She may young teacher and need more experience for some field, but I really proud of her who takes her job serious and has passion for it. I am glad to take her class this semester and if I have chance I would like to take her class again.
She is very enthusiastic and knowledgeable of the subject. She is very fair in grading and tries her best to relate the subject matter to the students on a level easy to grasp.
Her strengths as a teacher are she is very involved with class participation, good listener, and well open-minded teacher.
She's really understanding and takes genuine interest in her students' learning and in what they have to bring to the table as well.She's much better than the previous Mus 107 professor at KCC in my opinion. Beryl is really nice and helpful.
Subject.
Several qualities that demonstrate her excellence of being a teacher are, enthusiastic character, informative content, and her passion in ethnomusicology.
Her ability to engage her students and the way she is able to elaborate on the topic with her vast amount of knowledge. She is very friendly and able to relate to many of her students. The class is very organized and she is always able to give our test backs the next class. She provides students with every opportunity to become successful in her class.
Her major strengths are that she knows this field of music, she encourages everyone to participate, and her teaching skills are excellent.
She knows how to grade each assignment and tests very fairly for each students. She knows what she doing and talking about and she tries her best to remind us what's coming up.
She is able to relate well with her students and always makes sure that everyone understands new ideas, words and concepts before moving on.
She is enthusiastic, passionate about the subject, and makes the information interesting.
Very fluent in the subject!!! Very easy going easy to talk to, and very patient.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
None.
Dont stop being awesome.
I think that posting notes online for us to review would be very helpful. It would help us focus on the lecture more instead of diverting our attention towards copying notes.
None
Place more emphasis (points) on class participation in order to get more response from students. While not the best method it is still effective.
None
Just bring in more artists so they can demonstrate their music in a more hands-on type of way. Listening to different music was interesting but bringing in artists would just take it to the next level. Also making instruments would be fun as well.
Nothing
none, she was great!
I really dislike the book. It's boring, long, and not appealing. Through out your class I have been using your powerpoint and my notes taking in your class. The power point and have helped me a lot to study for your test, and not really reading or referring to the book. As for my preference I prefer multiple choice for test.
I loved her attitude and teaching style. Though as a suggestion, perhaps she can post her PowerPoints online so that for those who missed a class can take down notes that they've missed that day. But other than that, no changes at all.
Nothing much.
I really like her style and wouldn't change anything.
It would be great if she incorporated more guess speakers in the class.
Perhaps offer the powerpoint slides on laulima. I understand the emphasis on writing notes for ourselves and how that supposedly helps with memory retainment. However, sometimes it's hard to write everything down.
No changes except improving her awesomeness.
No changes I believe that everything is well organized and should be kept the way it is.
There is no need for any changes.
Nothing.
No changes because she already has the material down and her teaching techniques are the best.
Perhaps try and invite more people into the class to show their style of music, it was really fascinating and it would have been great to have one person for each unit we covered in class.
No changes necessary.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
She would call on students for their opinion and was interested in what everyone would say.
When she saw that we did not understand what was being taught, she taught it from a different angle. She took time to explain her lectures to individuals. When students had something to share, she listened intently with good eye contact.
She answers questions when we have them. She's also personable and considerate towards her students.
She are fairly when concern for students. Everyone could get help from her and she is friendly to help them.
She answered all student questions and never talked down to them.
She was available to help students whenever necessary, and also gave good feedback on how we were doing in class and on exams.
She always asks if we understand the material and we have dicussions frequently.
She remembered all name of the classmates.
Yes. Whenever I emailed her, she was sure to help me out
Thank you so much for being available in your office and through e-mail. And always helping us stay on track and care for your students to strive for the hightest.
She gave all her students a syllabus and sent out email reminders as well as reminders in class on upcoming events or assignments. She would also ask students if they had questions at the end of her lectures.
We could email or ask her any questions we had, and also asked during class sometimes if everyone understood what was being taught.
She let me opt out of watching an Indian Movie because I didn't feel comfortable watching belly dancing.
She brought a lot of music festival or concert informations.
She is always doing her best to get every single student engaged in class discussion. She always makes sure that every student understands the material thoroughly and completely.
She hears students opinion then gives feedback.
She emails students and writes notes on the things that they submit.
She learned every students name after the first week of school. AMAZING, not a lot of teachers put that much effort into doing that!
If necessary, she provided students with advising of any questions or concerns in her office.
She always was able to email the students on up coming events they could use for their event report essays and would remind people if there were scheduled to present next class.
She encourages students to participate in class discussions. She groups the students to discuss and asks us individually a question, so students would just answer a question she would ask us. She also gives feedback on work that we do (ex. powerpoints, etc.)
She taught us how we should write our paper properly in our own words, she created a jeopardy game for our midterm and final test to make us remember what we have learned.
She makes sure to make each lesson enjoyable while still teaching us all that we need to know for the tests. Also as I have said she makes sure we understand everything before going on.
She reminded us of deadlines, made sure the class understood the information, and encouraged questions.
She was always available even if she was a student herself. She was able to learn from us and took into accountability everyone's own opinion about anything we were discussing.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes I would! She is so fun to listen to and I learned so much. She has a sense of humor but never goes off topic.
Yes, I already have. A teacher that genuinly cares about her students and is passionate about what she teaches.
Yes, she has passion for her subject and presents it appealingly. Her grading is fair.
Yes, I will since she is very good teacher, I mean she is easy going
Yes. Her knowledge of and passion for ethnomusicology show in her teaching. She is capable, clear, and comfortable to be around.
Yes, because she is a very good teacher that knows her stuff and cares about her students.
Yes her class is very interesting and fun. Make sure you go to class, i enjoyed this class very much.
yes, because i like how she's not always so serious and makes the class fun. but at the same time, we learn a lot. :)
Yes, because the knowledge is very useful.
Yes, because I learned a lot from her and I know that they would enjoy having her as a teacher too!
yes I would recommend, she very fun and energetic. You'll learn a lot like have.
Yes.
Yes, I would most definitely recommend her to students because she makes the subject interesting, intergrating many aspects such as history of a culture in addition to their music. An understanding teacher, she gives a thorough and fun review before each midterm.
Yes. A very nice knowledgeable teacher and grades fair.
Yes I would recommend Man Yang to students because she makes class fun, a safe environment, a learning experience, a hands on experience, and a knowledgeable experience.
Yes, she is a fun, caring and well prepared teacher.
Yes, she is a very great teacher, easy to understand and she knows her field of study.
Yes, definitely. If anybody wants to take Mus 107, they should take it from her and not from anybody else. Other professors are either not as easy to approach or are harder to understand.
Yes! She's so cute and she makes the subjects interesting by bringing in actual examples such as instruments and speakers to help better understand the topic!
Most definitely, her persona is very fitting to encourage students in attending class without getting too bored or uninterested.
Yes I would very much so recommend her to other students because not only is she a great teacher but one of the few who really care and is able to teach a subject without getting bored.
Yes I would recommend her to other students. She is a well-organized teacher that explains discussions descriptively.
Yes because she is funny and very nice. She is a very fair grader.
Definitely yes because she is amazing.
Yes, I would. She makes class interesting and fun. Class isn't too hard because she explains exactly what you need to do and it's not overwhelming- it's the perfect level of challenge and ease mixed into one. It's not an easy class, you have to know what you're doing and you have to know the material- but that's why it's great, because she makes learning fun in a sense.
I love the fact that she was very passionate about what she was teaching and was always available for Q & A's.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
She's great at what she does.
I like her sense of humor.
And she is pretty as well.
Even though she's the teacher and we're the students, she shows us respect too.
Thank you for being a great teacher!
Thank you, I had a good time.
I loved her class and know that it was a good discision to take it
I really enjoy your class and thank you for expanding my horizon to different music and cultures.
I hope she continues to teach and remain passionate about the subject she teaches. Thanks to her, I am now listening to music generes I've never heard of before.
Nice, funny teacher.
She is beautiful inside and out and has a heart for Music and her students.
I respect her, for teaching in and being well adversed in the english language.
She's one of the best professors I've ever had.
GIVE MORE EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITIES PLEASE!!
She is a wonderful professor to take if interested in exploring the numerous aesthetics in music, worldwide.
That I am glad that I took this class because I was able to get so much out of it. This class was a lot of fun and she should continue to teach this subject.
Nothing.
Other teachers don't even begin to compare with her because she is just that good.
She is a fantastic teacher and I love the enthusiasm she brings to the classroom.
Thank you very much for overriding administration to allow me the privilege to have taken your class. Thank you, thank you!!!
18. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
I learned how music really expresses the culture it comes from. I've now developed that ear to distinguish which music comes from which culture, the instruments used, and the proper names for each group of instruments.
This class expaned my horizon of world music. I was exposed to differnt ethnic music that I found was enjoyable. It helped me find an appreciation for ethnic music and its unique qualities.
I enjoy and appreciate the exposure to music from many different ones, especially since all of the music traditions we covered are non-Western. It helped me gain a better perspective on music.
I have gain lots of information from the world music. Each religion has their old unique musical traditional which greatly represented their nation.
The variety of listening samples and guest musicians.
I got to learn about other cultures and how music is valuable everywhere you go.
Learning to appreciate the different types of music genres, even if some arent pleasing to listen to at all.
I learned culture, geography, and history through music.
I learned things I never knew about music around the world
Learned a lot about different culture, respect to one another, learning to love different taste of music.
The slides and presentations.
The concept of no music being better than the other and the exposure to such a wide variety of music and cultures.
Knowing more about the music and instruments in different cultures was interesting and it might be helpful fo rme since im planning to be a music major.
I found most valuable that when I applied myself to studying I succeeded in learning things I thought I would never be able to understand.
Yes, I recommend to take her class. You will change your image of professor.
Man Yang is not afraid to admit she does not know an answer. She is humble and respective of the student's.
The emphasis on having an open mind.
Music is not just enjoyable beats and melodies. There is more to music and lyrics than just good metaphors and enjoyable tempos.
It helped me to understand the implications of how world music played in a role in religion and society, in the past and presently. It also got me to comprehend how each culture's ideas of what music is, what its powers are, how it relates to other aspects of life, and how it reflects important things about its people and their view of the world. Overall, this course has impacted my view in music positively.
I found the the study guides very helpful for the test as well as the study session we had in class. They both really prepared you well for the test and so there wont be surprises on the test like how some other teachers do.
I like the study guide she gives us for each exam, and when we have a class study session.
The history of some continents and country.
I got out of it exactly what I was expecting of the course and more.
I actually learned a lot about other cultures music, much more than I thought I would learn in this class. And I love that I can actually apply this stuff in every day life. The material has already come in handy in unrelated school situations.
It made me more aware of the similarities that world music share throughout multiple cultures.
19. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Easy-going, humorous, and knowledgeable
Funny, Organized, Smart!
fair, considerate, passionate
Good and Active
Intelligent, patient.
Knowledgeable, Considerate, Enthusiastic
funny, energetic
very fair clear fun :)
cute, gentle, bright
Fun educated
Exciting and Interesting
Intelligent and prompt
Kind Prompt Excellent
Nice, fair, and asian
Smart, Cheerful, and Fun.
Sweet heart, smiling, friendly
enthusiastic, informative,
Strong, Smart, and Caring
Fun, caring, prompt.
Knowledgeable. Sincere. Inspiring.
1) Sophisticated 2) Prudent 3) Optimistic
Friendly, knowledgeable.
Intellegent, good, organized
Fair, nice, funny.
Hilarious Outstanding Talented
Enthusiastic, happy, eager.
AWESOMELY SWEET
20. Other comments:
Overall great teacher!!! 10 out of 10 :))))
You did a very good job, keep it up and have a great summer
In general I'm opposed to the college textbook scam. The arguments the publishers use to justify the high costs of textbooks do not hold against critical scrutiny. I would rather professors assign more affordable material (internet articles and books, standard books, their own books, etc.) As this is unlikely to change, I nonetheless appreciate that professor Yang required the condensed (and thus cheaper) version of the required textbook.
None
good job and thank you
thank you!!!
I want to take again.
she rocks as a teacher!
none
Thank you for making Music 107 a very enjoyable class for me. I learned a lot from this class.
n/a
I wish I could take another class from her, but I may be moving next semester. I pray that she succeeds in everything that she does and wish her the very best. Whoever her next students are will be very lucky indeed :)
Great class, would also want future teachers to teach like her.
Simply the best. Better than all the rest. Better than any other teacher that I have ever met.
It's a fantastic course- the teacher really brings it to life.

Man Yang: MUS107, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Humanities
Course: MUS 107 - Music in World Cultures Crn (Section): 31313 (0)     31763 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.52 23 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 7 (23%) 22 (73%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.37 30 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (10%) 13 (43%) 9 (39%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 30 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 9 (30%) 15 (65%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 23 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 4 (13%) 26 (87%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 30 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 6 (20%) 17 (74%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.6 30 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 10 (33%) 10 (43%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.73 30 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 6 (20%) 13 (57%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 30 0.63 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 11 (37%) 10 (43%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 30 0.53 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 3 (13%) 19 (83%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 23 0.56 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (7%) 5 (22%) 19 (63%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.43 23 0.73 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (13%) 7 (30%) 17 (57%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 22 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (9%) 7 (32%) 22 (73%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
She provides helpful study guides and is clear about what's going to be on the exams.
She encourages everyone to participate. She is very well prepared every class and also organized.
Very enthusiastic, kind, approachable, and knowledgable about world music and fun in class. Comes up with interesting activities to help the students better learn different types of music. Uses her resources and friends in her major to bring us into the field of ethnomusicology, for example she brought in friends that either studied or knew a specific kind of music to present and elaborate to the class that we had to study.
She made everything easy for us to understand and made clear that she knew what she was talking about through experience.
she knew the the content well
She is funny and knows alot of interesting things about world music.
Her honesty and passion to teach.
she has made this class a fun learning experience.
She makes her best for students to participate and make her lectures more dynamic. She always asks for students feedback in order to make sure that students are understanding the lecture, and she is always attentive to any doubts students may have. She always arrives to class with a lot of energy and a positive attitude, which makes the class much more fun and dynamic.
The class was always reluctent to disscuss but she was patient with them while still trying diffrent techniques to get every one involved.
Man Yang has a strength and love for teaching music. She was very helpful with any questions I had.
she knows a lot of music culture and very kind
Getting the whole class involved in whatever we do.
Man Yang's strengths as a teacher are describing different types of music and giving the students great information on all types of music that she teaches.
she understands and knows her subject extremely well. she would encourage and make students interact in class.
She is very knowledgeable of her field. Because she knows so much, she has a lot to share with students. She tries to explain things in terms that we would understand, and she gives lots of audio and video samples which are very helpful for understanding many of the concepts in a world music course. She encourages us to think for ourselves, but she still knows the areas in which we need more guidance. She gets us thinking outside of the box, outside of our comfort zone. Although she initially assists us in trying to understand what is going on with the many complicated areas of music, she slowly but surely releases the "training wheels" to the point where we are able to do understand it on our own.
Ms Yang was very organized and it was really easy to follow her lectures. She is personable yet professional. Great instructor!
I could see she wants to teach us. Good teacher.
She knows a lot about music.
Ability to present and teach content clearly
Very knowledgeable with the areas that we covered, really good motivator too
She's really friendly and always willing to help. Really easy to talk to and easy to understand what we are talking about in class.
She was very organized and clear throughout every section. She had her resources up on time. The work was simple for everyone to understand.
She knows what she is teaching very well. She knows how to handle the class in a very good manner. I love her. Sheʻs a great teacher! :)
She knows her subject very well and always tries to get participation from the class.
She knows the subject she's talking about, and you can tell she loves it. It shows through. Also, as the subject matter does require discussion and different views, she encourages us to talk amongst ourselves and discuss different traits and styles of music. On top of it all, she listens to her students comments and suggestions and takes them into account.
I think Man Yang's strengths as a teacher was how passionate she was about this subject. She was very friendly was welcoming and that created a good learning environment. I wasn't afraid to ask questions because I knew she would be helpful and try her best with giving me an answer.
she knows what she's talking about.
always showing concern for the student and understanding their needs in order to learn. She is very helpful and flexible.
Professor Yang's greatest strength as a teacher is that she does just that. She teaches us. She is very compassionate about her students and is very obvious that she cares about us just by how she teaches.
very good teacher.
Man Yang's major strength as a teacher is knowing the subject well enough so that she could help us relate it to things we knew or how to remember them well enough for tests
She is very well prepared and thorough in the subject she teaches. She's very encouraging of students to form opinions of the music that's listened to in class. You can tell she wants her students to do the best they can and she gives lots of opportunities to do so.
Knew the subject very well
she is well prepared. she motivates her students to participate. she knows what she is teaching and makes it fun for the class to learn.
teach the music
She knew her subject well and taught her lessons the same each day, which was good organization. She always got the class to participate and asked for suggestions on how to make our learning experience better. She stuck by the syllabus and if she changed it, she gave ample time for rescheduling. She was always available to us after class.
She provides the material work by Power Point. Her way of teaching World music is having the class listen to music samples and watch video performances.
Professor Man Yangs strengths as a teacher was that she never really talked down to us as a class which therefor made me that much more comfortable in class to ask questions and such and also made me respect her that much more. She always showed concern for our learning after all her powerpoint notes slides, in case we had questions or thoughts on the subject. She is one of my favorite teachers and I would love to take a class instructed by her again.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
None
add more cultures in the course, other than asia and america
try to make the presentations differ
Nothing.
None!!!
none
I think disscussing it as a class worked better than breaking off into smaller groups as the course went on. Once people were familar with the terminoligy and comforatable using it not as much of a need for the smaller group discussions. They seemed to digress slightly. Also the class where we got up and had to find students that could do one of the 4 things helped bring class together and would suggest doing that sooner in the course.
I feel she should drop a lesson or two and focus on the major music themes.
no idea.
should decrese little writting assignment. If person do not have idea for writing assignment such as reading paper, probably it is little difficult. hope should do more explain about writting assignment.
I suggest that she should give more hand outs.
During the course she has been changing for the better becuase of our presentations we had to do in class. She learned from us which makes her powerpoints and presentations/instructions easy to understand. The powerpoints show visual pictures, not too many words, and videos which keeps the students entertained.
the tests would be shorter, it felt like there was a lot of information that needed to be remembered.
Be more confident! It is obvious that you are very knowledgeable of your field, and you are always very prepared each time you come to class. Take pride in knowing that you are constantly on top of your game!
None
None
More hands-on activities like the hula, bringing in guest speakers were good too
I can't really think of anything I would want to change about the class.
N/A :)
Some of the students suggested multiple choice for the exams but i thought the way she had it was perfect. If people studied, the exam was easy to follow.
While the lecture-and-test method is straightforward and can get the job done, I'd like to see if she could create some other way of teaching the class. I really liked how she went out of the box in her teaching when she brought over guest speakers, played more music and video to illustrate what she teaches, etc. I wish she would've done more of that.
I think the only thing I would change about this class would be maybe doing more activities. I thought it would of been good to do more group activities and interact more with other students because by the end of the semester I didn't know half of the people in my class.
i think everything is perfectly fine the way it is, including the exams. There shouldn't be any multiple choice. It's better to let the students thing for themselves.
none. the exams tho are too long.
There are no changes i would want to make with this Professor. She is perfection at it's fullest.
nothing really, everything she did was good.
No changes are needed.
If she could speak up a little louder, and maybe not ask the class as many open-ended questions. "What do you think?" is sometimes very daunting to answer. Sometimes it's alright but most of us are shy.
i think she should allow more extra credit and change the test's to multiple choose.
N/A
I don't have any changes for Mrs. Yang
No changes needed.
No changes
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
She addressed to the class about turning in the Chapter Notes on time, since there are students who haven't been doing that assignment. Plus this course requires to have 5 completed Chapter Notes turned in.
If a student didn't understand a certain part of what we were currently learning, she would go over it again and help them understand.
She listened to students feedback about the first midterm, and agreed to put up class presentations and notes on laulima, which made it very easier and helpful to study for the other exams
Always made sure we were participating. Encouraged comments and questions.
asked them questions
She would frequently ask if there were any questions, she knew all the students names, knew the subject well, and made students feel comfortable in her class. and most of all she gave us opportunities to watch free events.
Giving students ample time and chances for feedback.
she asked if anyone needed help, or if questions were not clear to students.
She encourages students to analyze subjects by themselves, and she asks questions in order to encourage students to reveal any doubts they might have.
She kept students aware of their grades and where they stand in the class in relation to the other students.
she concern to every studenrs and she want to know every students name.
She was always encouraging students to ask the presenting student about their power point.
I guess my only response to this is making time out of her schedule to help students get the assignments finished when they needed to.
she understood that we have lives outside of school and was willing to work with you on things after class.
She always asks if we have questions, and she takes the time to answer them in class if everyone seems to be having difficulty with the same thing. If students need more help with one area than another, she will modify her plans in order to allot more time for the area of difficulty. If we need to hear a music sample again in order to better understand a certain concept or to hear a certain sound that we might have initially missed, she gladly replays it because she knows that our learning is important to us. She is also more than willing to answer questions outside of class time. Although attendance counts for our grades, she understands that students may have days in which they are ill or in which they have emergencies (e.g. I had a family emergency this semester), and so she gives us 3 days in which we may be absent for these reasons if they should ever occur. As students (and quite frankly, as human beings), it makes us more comfortable knowing that we have the freedom to take a day or so to recover from the natural, and often times inevitable, stresses and obstacles of life. She understands that, although we are students working toward achieving a goal, we are not machines; she acknowledges that we are beings susceptible to things beyond our control. As adults trying to make it in this world, it is nice to know that teachers still remember what it is like to be a struggling student.
She helped us out alot by reviewing for the exams.
She is flexible with deadlines and i feel like she wants everyone to succeed
Always would let us know if we're missing anything and was lenient on due dates
She's always willing to help and encourages to ask for help when we need it as well as to speak up in class. She really wants us to do well and pass the class.
She always wants students to participate in in-class activities. She also offered extra credit opportunities.
She announced constant reminders of assignments that were due the next class and made sure everyone was keeping up.
She always sticks behind after the class finishes and encourages students to come up and ask any questions they may have on the lecture that day. I've taken advantage of that opportunity on several occasions, and I've always received good help whenever I did.
Man Yang showed concern for students because she was always trying to help us understand what we were learning. When we were confused she always had an answer. She also gave us good review sheets before our exams which was very helpful in remembering the information.
always encourages us to participate.
just talk to her to let her know whats going on and she will help you ina way where you can manage
She is very kind. Most teachers i come across are not nearly as kind as she is. She made sure that we understood the lesson plan and kept us up to date about the assignments and everything.
by giving us extra credit and time to do homework.
Man Yang showed concern for students (us) by having surveys to find out what/how she could improve the class and she showed us our grades to let us know how we were doing in the class.
When I was supposed to give a presentation, my computer unexpected stopped working and I couldn't take it in do a slideshow. Ms. Yang emailed me back asking if I had a thumbnail and that she'd be willing to accommodate me on her computer. Sadly, I did not check my email in time. But she told me I could do extra credit so that was good.
Helped me through the semester when I had hard times.
fairly.
she made sure she got to know each student and she always goes around asking how are we each class day.
USE THE VEDIO
If anyone had conflict with completing a homework assignment, missed a class, and/or needed help with a certain part of the slideshow she is more than willing to help us out.
She reminds student to do the reading, make reading notes, write event reports and other work.
She always asked if we had questions, and encouraged us to share our thoughts on every lesson plan in class.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes, I would recommend Man Yang to students because her class is very straight forward, her study guides are exactly what's going to be on the test, and the activities we do in her class are fun.
Yes i would recommend her to students because her class is fun and easy to pass if you participate and do your assignments. She gives away many extra credit and is very helpful to everyone. You learn a lot about music and i like that she does powerpoint presentations every class. It makes learning much easier and better in my opinion.
Yes. She is a good, concise, and impressive instructor. The class is fun and not all too difficult.
yes, she was an awesome teacher. course is interesting as well.
read the chapters
Yes, She will teach you things in a fun way to learn.
Yes, because she is great.
yes.. its a fun class, also you learning a lot of culture background
Yes I would recommend her to other students because she is very enthusiastic about the subjects she teaches, and she has a good methodology when explaining her topics.
Yes she was engaging and informative, as well as letting us know about alot of outside activities that pertained to the course but were also just interesting.
I would. I learned a lot and I feel it was a class with little stress in which you still learn a lot.
yes, because she is very kind1.
Yes I would. It is a very fun and interesting course that opened my eyes towards music of different cultures.
Yes because it was a fun and good learning experience. You will definitely learn a variety of music and see music in a different way. Also you will be able to explain and describe music in critical ways.
yes, very knowledgeable and fun teacher. The class helped me see more styles of music and how to rate music that I did not know of.
YES! For all the reasons I have stated in this survey.
Yes her class was very interesting!
Yes. She is a very funny and serene professor. Her class is easy and organized. I really learned a lot about music in different cultures.
Yes, I learned a lot more than i thought i would from a music class
Yes, great teacher who is very nice and wants her students to do good in her class
I would definitely recommend her to others. I had a lot of fun in her class :) She's really nice and understanding. Her lectures are really easy to understand and the tests aren't too hard if you study.
I would definitely recommend her. She is a great teacher for recently graduated high school students. She provides a good atmosphere for students to learn. Simple notes and class activities.
YES I WOULD! She is a really nice teacher who knows a lot about ethnomusicology.
I would definitely recommend her to students. She knows how to make class fun and her grading is very fair to all students.
Yes. Because I can tell that as time progresses, her teaching styles will continue to improve, and I know she will soon be teaching an amazing course on Ethnomusicology.
Yes, I think that she is one of the better teachers i've had. Sometimes the things we were learning about weren't that interesting but she made the class fun because she was very enthusiastic.
I definitely would! this class is pretty fun and easy to do.
yes because she is very nice and treats you fairly
Definitely. You cannot come across a teacher like this very often. I am so happy and proud to be one of her students and would recommend her to anyone.
yes, because she is a very good teacher.
I would recommend Man Yang to other students because she is a nice, caring teacher that teaches in a fair way and helps us learn new, interesting things in the course.
I would recommend Man Yang to other students because she's a very congenial and good teacher.
YESS
yes!!! awesome teacher
YES.because the course is very easy to learn
I would definitely recommend her to anyone. You will leave this class knowing more about music and music in relation to different cultures.
I would definitely recommend students to take her class because her class is easy to follow and the World music is a lot of fun.
Definitely. I learned so much in that class about music, and different cultures' music. She's a great teacher and I would no doubt recommend her to students.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
She is an awesome teacher and individual!
N/A
Nothing else to say.
She was very nice.
Does a good job!
I wish there were more instructors like her.
thank you for everything. keep up the good work.
I have noted that she is always asking for students feedback. She always wants to make sure that students are learning. She is always eager to listen to students opinions in order to improve the effectiveness of her course.
I realy enjoyed this course and learned quite a bit about music and cultures i havnt had a chance to learn much about. The Chinese section was especially interesting. Native american was also informative and i wish there had been more on it. More players the better as well that was by far the best part. African drumming was my favorit part of this class.
She is very positive and funny.
no idea
Overall an excellent instructor.
She is a good teacher and is easy to pass if you do all the homework that is required.
great instructor, fun class to be in, would always have something new to show us to correlate or to bring the music of the chapter to life.
She is doing a fantastic job! She seemed a bit shy at first, but that is probably very common for graduate students teaching a college course. As time went by, she seemed more comfortable teaching.
If she taught another class, I'd probably take it too
She's really quick with giving us back graded assignments and tests. Really open to ideas of what to do or change about the class. I really, really, really like her and her class!
She is very caring, chill, and fun.
Overall great teacher. I wish she taught more classes.
I think she is a very good teacher and she seems like she has a lot of background information on this subject. She knew so much about each music culture.
Keep it up Ms. Man!
THANKS FOR A GREAT SEMESTER!! i wish i could take you again
She is a great professor and I am happy that I had the privilege to attend her class.
nothing, really, she is very good.
I enjoyed her class and she was a great instructor/teacher!
She's very young and pretty. I'm not used to young teachers, it's an interesting change of pace calling my teacher only by her first name.
shes smart and knows a lot about music and the culture
N/A
She's a great teacher.
Her class is really amazing, I get to learn different genres and different kinds of instruments.
One of my favorite teachers and an all around great person.
18. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
I found that the structure of her study guides are most valuable and helpful about the course because if you do it correctly and review it, you'll do good on the exam.
Notes are on laulima and we are also given study guides. We also have reviews for our exams the week before.
The power presentations were crucial lifesavers to use to study for the exams.
I likes that her lectures were very visual, lots of power points and videos. also hands on learning!
the resources available
She made it her rask to make sure we understood the subject very very well.
Class participation.
reviews were most helpful. and the teacher would go over subject very well.
Learning about World Music is a wonderful way of learning about worlds cultures. Im very happy I took this class because there are many things I have learned about other cultures and about my own, that I would have not learned otherwise. It is amazing how much information instruments and music conveys.
having the demonstrations in class from diffrent experts was very engaging and informative.
Learning about Hawaiian music.
about the Hawaiian music, because i never had listen to hawaiian music, that's why.
That the every power point we went through in class was put up on Laulima.
By completing this course, I am one step closing to entering the Nursing Program. Also, it allows me to categorize or explain different types of music that I hear on the radio.
all of the listening samples of music were extremely helpful.
She has expanded our thinking about music and its function in different cultures. She has made us more aware of the fact that everything is relative; different cultures view things differently. No one way of thinking is better than another, and music is seen very differently throughout the world. Our western culture has made us so close minded when it comes to music, and I am very glad that she had broadened my thinking and opened my mind to other perspectives. I feel more worldly simply because I took this course with Man Yang! Not only has she opened my mind to different views of music around the world, but she has also changed my way of thinking in general. I am no longer as narrow minded as I was at the beginning of the semester, and things that are foreign are no longer viewed as strange... they are simply different. I have learned to accept that the standards by which I was raised are not the "norm" for everyone, and that basically everything is relative. Culture plays a huge role in how we view the world and how we interact with others, and it was nice to learn about other cultures and what the world might look like through their eyes. I especially appreciated that I was able to learn all of this through music!
The lecture, power points and class discussions were very useful.
New ability to understand the structure of music
Going to class helped a lot, good lectures
Learning about music in other cultures. I got a new perspective of music and got to understand it a bit more. It helped me appreciate music a lot more than I already had.
I really liked the visuals in class; the power points were REALLY great because they were simple and easy to understand. Also, I liked the music samples provided before the class even starts and the samples played for every section. It's fun to listen to them. I sometimes write the songs down so I can listen to them later. (:
Learning about music from other world cultures.
I really learned a lot about different types of music form different cultures around the world.
Being able to define and differentiate between different genres and styles of music. Also, being exposed to all sorts of different sounds and what people could call "noise" and see the aesthetics behind it all.
I thought learning about different styles of music around the world was very helpful. I think it is valuable to know not only about your culture, but the cultures around you. This course provided me with information about music that I would of never known about before. From learning their music, I was able to understand a culture better in terms of religion, community, entertainment, values, etc.
The study guides for the exam was so helpful! If it wasn't for the study guide, I wouldn't know where to begin studying. Thank you for that!
the music samples that she played
I learned. And I enjoyed learning.
dont know
Learning about different types of cultural music and making new friends.
I like learning about the musical terms, and different instruments and music from other cultures. I suppose what was most helpful was seeing slides of the instruments, and knowing what to listen for..
i learned to appreciate the different cultures and their music
YES,i learn a lot of the world music .
I took band in high school and I took this class thinking it was just a straight music class. I was a little dissapointed knowing it was a music "history" class, but Beryl taught us about the different cultures and the sound of the music in them.
I would say that her presentation with the subjects we covered throughout the semester makes it very interesting and easy to follow.
She always posted her notes up on Laulima incase we missed a section or part of her notes. That was very helpful.
19. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
Caring, nice, and energetic!
Funny. Helpful. Encouraging.
Fun, different, cool
nice, smart, easygoing.
educated,fun,nice
Fun, Knowledgeable, and cool.
Honest, clear, & informative...
funny,fun, guidance
Happy and patient
friendly, knowledgeable, patient
Helpful Positive Cheerful
Kind, passion.
Energetic, Knowledgeable, Friendly.
Prepared, informational, and fun.
Fun, interactive, fair.
knowledgeable, easy going
Well-informed and forbearing
Friendly, Relaxed, Knowledgeable
Encouraging, Fair
Friendly, organized, understanding
Simple, Organized, Funny
Passionate, enthusiastic, loving.
Fun Organized
Passionate Attentive Open
Funny. Interesting. Intellectual.
intelligent, educated, funny
friendly, kind, and responsilble.
Smart, kind, beautiful.
Awesome!.
Caring, Enjoyable
Engaging. Educational. Excellent!
Nice, Smart, Funny
respectful, smart
on time.professional,sincerely
Informative and supportive.
Awesome teacher.
Knowledgable, helpful, and very respectable.
20. Other comments:
I'm going to miss this class when this semester is over.
Keep up the good work :)
none
no idea
Had a lot of fun in her class, would take her again in a higher level course.
Great semester!
Mahalo :) xie xie
Awesome instructor
I loved this class!
I enjoyed her class this semester. I am very sad that I am leaving.
nothing
Playing Jeopardy for Midterm prep was fun!
n/a
No other comments.
I hope she continues to teach, she's great at it!

Man Yang: MUS121C, Fall 2011     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Humanities
Course: MUS 121C - Class Piano I Crn (Section): 32509 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 12 0.83 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (25%) 4 (33%) 5 (42%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.75 12 0.87 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 3 (25%) 6 (50%) 2 (17%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 12 0.72 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 6 (50%) 4 (33%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (42%) 7 (58%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 4 (33%) 7 (58%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.17 12 0.94 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 1 (8%) 5 (42%) 5 (42%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.78 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (17%) 4 (33%) 6 (50%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.42 12 0.67 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 5 (42%) 6 (50%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.33 12 0.65 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 6 (50%) 5 (42%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.58 12 0.51 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (42%) 7 (58%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.25 12 0.62 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (8%) 7 (58%) 4 (33%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 12 0.52 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (50%) 6 (50%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Knows the subject. Very talented. She provided a lot of feedback.
She is very encouraging and helpful. No matter how much help we may need she is always willing to help each student with their weaknesses.
She was so kind and passionate for teaching. I really enjoyed the piano class. I am happy to be one of her class's student.
She is a very good piano player, and she is very nice
She is very skilled in what she is teaching and she tries really hard to make sure that all her students understand the material and are keeping up with the course.
Right now, her biggest strength is knowing how much she knows the subject. A lot of teachers would teach a subject, not knowing a lot of it. Or sometimes a teacher would making contradictions while teach. She knew what she was doing and was very clear, and didnt' contradict.
She knows the content very well and she is very good at explaining the music simply and gives good feedback when playing a piece.
she is very kind and friendly, and she listened our saying carefully. and she tried to make this class funny, so i can enjoy the class.
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Syllabus needs some work. When I first saw it on the first day of school I was very confused.
none.
no changes, the class was fine
She should use a baton for teaching students how to conduct properly. Maybe she should get students to use some type of stick like a pen to teach students how to conduct.
I would say be more aware of what students are doing in class. I notice that students would do something else while she's teacher. So my only concern would be to be more aware about the surroundings.
I suggest that it'd be good to give more instruction on the color map at first. I wasn't sure how to do the first one so when it got to the second one I could do a lot better.
sometimes, there was some student who interupt out class, she responded kindly. i think she have to be more strict.
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Participation is the key to this class. Provided feedback and encouraged us to learn on our own.
She went around the class and assisted every student.
she always encouraged me to play a piano and ask me everything is alright or do you have any problem in your piece.
by asking how we were doing, and helping us if we had trouble
She always dedicated time during class to provide individual attention to each student to make sure everyone understands the course material.
She showed concern in her own way. I can't put it detail, but she did.
She showed concern for students by going to each of us individually and working with us on the pieces that we had to play. It really helped to get feedback on the pieces that I played for in class.
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
of course yes! because, she makes students feel comfortable, and she teach us very well.
Yes. She is very helpful and knowledgeable. Very fair on test grades.
Yes I would recommend to other studens
yes of course, if a student is beginner I wanna recommend her class because she will teach simple and basic contens that you should know to play a piano and read notes.
yes, she is a very skilled piano player, a good teacher, and she is nice
I would recommend her to students because she is a very kind teacher so beginning piano students don't feel so intimidated. She is also a very informative teacher that makes learning the subject easy to understand.
Yes, I wouldn't mind recommending her to students.
Yes, I would recommend this teacher to other students because she is very nice and encouraging to her students and really helps out with getting through the pieces.
yes, because of a very good teacher! and I think she is the best teacher for a beginner, too. the beginner can understand and improve their skill easily.
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
you are a good teacher! i am so happy to meet you.
I enjoyed her class she made me want to come to class everyday. she is very sweet and nice to everyone.
Thank you and happy new year~!! haha
I would just like to say that she is an excellent teacher who really cares about her students. She really shows how honored and happy she is when she sees how well her students have progressed throughout the semester.
I think I would say that she is doing a good job so far being a piano teacher.
18. What did you find most valuable and helpful about the course?
Most valuable is to practice and practice in order to get better
I learned basic piano terms and cords
learning how to play piano, ive always anted to learn, and now I have and I will continue next semester.
The individual attention to students during class and the free write assignments that have students write down how they feel throughout the course.
What helped me the mst was that Ms. Yang helped us at our own pace. That's important. Teachers have to be able to communicate with their students. If there's no communication, the student is bound to fail in the course.
You get to learn the basics about the piano and get to learn the chords for the piano.
19. What two or three single words best describe this instructor?
great
Nice Knowledgeable Talented
encouraging, nice, sweet
kind, passionate, positive
Kind, helpful
very detailed.
Encouraging, knowledgable, and easy-going.
friendly, good
20. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.