very knowledgable and passionate in regards to history of music at our school, makes saturday mornings enjoyable and engaging although sometimes gets annoyed easily, great musician
He is okay. Really, no need to embarrass students so unnecessarily during practice. I can play all my pieces with relative ease at home, then when I get to band, I can't even play a single note right if he is putting me under pressure.
Mr Coy is a good teacher who understands that as students we require a fair bit of humour to break the monotony of boring teachers. He does this really well, though he can still be pretty scary sometimes... :)
He's a good conductor, but I will never forgive him for a certain thing that he did one time.
Sometimes Mr Coy scares me-he's good when you talk to him but if you really stuff up he can make fun of you with his jokes. But anyway he's really good at what he does, expects a lot from us and has high standards. Sat mornings are great-we get through a lot and it's never boring!.
Mr Coy is a pretty awesome teacher. sometimes his jokes are really over the top, but other times it's hilarious. Like every teacher he has his flaws but i think he is a good teacher.
A great instrumental music teacher but can be arrogant and rude at times.
He has made a realy big mistake this year. Make that 2 realy big mistakes.
Knows his music but can be rude, obnoxious and extremely tactless. He embarrasses and humiliates students in band and orchestra and then can't understand why they don't say 'hi' to him when he walks past. He needs to learn to encourage and be polite to his students when they can't do something, not beat the dignity and pride out of them...infront of the entire orchestra!
Mr Coy is the quintesssence of perfection when it comes to teaching classical trombone. His Jazz skills, whilst there, are of a lesser degree than his classical. As a conductor he is quite good, although I would say both he and Ms Christmass would have benefitted from attending Steven Williams' presentation at ABODA this year. He is intelligent, interesting, funny and articulate and, overall, deserves a high rating.
I LUV MR COY!!& i dont know y i am using the perth mod ratign thing cos im (his only trombone student) from rossy (nto to say tt rossmoyne doesnt have other tromboen students.they all have a diff teacher.no where near as cool as mr coy!) I LUV THE MUSIC HE CHOOSES FOR MY LESSONS AND SYMPHONY. yay 4 POTC:D he likes ppl tt dont interupt him&dont try to b funny when he is working.do what he ses&he'll b happy:D.best conductor @rossmoyne by far(unfortunately we do not have conductors as good as urs at rshs ) :(
Should teach the orchestra how to be psychologically and physically prepared for performance glitches (namely to be alert but not alarmed if the harpsichordist loses his spot and we need to restart!)
an awesome teacher! he is a very nice man and always treats me with respect. couldnt handle saturday band without him and miss christmass :]
very good at what he does, can be extremelly rude at times, (interupts lessons,makes personal comments etc)needs to learn to control his jokes...just sometimes. pretty good at music, his attitude does spoil some things though.
Just waves his arms around. Is very inconcise and unclear in passages which require emotional input from the conductor, clear contrast of mood, and solid timing. Gunther Frey does all of this, and has better interpretations.
Taught me how to walk like him. Can't say it was very useful. But he's the best teacher and person ever. TROMBONeeerrrs UNITE *makes t with hand*
Very quirky guy with a twisted sense of humor, though possess very good aural skills and a switched on ear; CLEARLY he has brilliant musicianship. Always walks with a spring in his step, though that Achilles tendon injury...
Great. As a trombone student of him I am probably one of the five or six students in school who can sum him up as a teacher. And the Single word is BRILLIANT!!!
OK, calm down Mod. people. Mr Coy is cool, just don't do stupid things around him. And besides, how many other conductors do you know who suggest Muck-Up Day pranks to the orchestra?
Always very polite to me, despite the fact he doesn't have a clue who I am. His jokes always come at just the right moment. He rings our bell.
Told us he had a girlfriend who played the cello, and he decided to take up lessons so he could use it- and he ended up saying to her that he loved the cello more than her. What more can you say?
what are dedicated music students suposed to make of being pushed down the pecking order in band and orchestra? i thought mod was a learning environment.
A good bit of advice for Neil Coy would be to introduce emotion and more variety in his conducting stlye. The 90 degrees, AFL goal-umpire style 'up and down' arm thing needs to evolve; be like Gunther
A fantastic person.. one of the only teachers left with a sense of humour! but not only is he a great person, he's also a fantastic conductor and im sure a great trombone teacher too. you rock mr coy!
Mr Coy could be such a better orchestral conductor if he was less demanding, and, like Miss Christmass, is more relaxed, and places some degree of TRUST that specialist music students are responsible!
A very hardworking teacher - talent clearly wasted on ungrateful students with no ambition or ability.
Can definately tell that he favors students(makes this evident)If you're one of his favourites and you show up late for prac,its ok, but if your someone who isnt, you're in for it!.Very impolite too..