Rebecca Leydon - Oberlin College

Professor: Rebecca Leydon
Department: Music
College: Oberlin College
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: MUTH232
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
A lovely, quirky, fun human being with a great sense of humor and an extremely clear manner of teaching. Miss her!
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: MUTH132
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
So great! Her teaching method is efficient and rigorous yet the workload is extremely manageable. I will complete this semester with a very strong foundation for the next theory course.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: MUTH131
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: Yes
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
She's AMAZING. She's so quirky and fun, and don't listen to the people who say she's condescending towards non-Western music. she's not. She can be tough but she'll give you a great foundation for theory - if you put in the work in theory I, theory 2-4 will be so much easier (which I would also recommend taking with her). TAKE HER CLASS.
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: CMUS130
  • Grade Received: A
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: No
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
If you do all the homework, at least pass the midterm, and create a great final project, it's an easy A class. Prof Leydon is funny and quirky, so material isn't too exciting, but she can be.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: THEORYIII
  • Grade Received: A-
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: Yes
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
I was pretty unimpressed with every aspect of this class. She's pretty condescending towards all non-classical music, including contemporary music. Also very belittling of Jazz. I strongly disliked every class and will never take a class with her again. Pretty disappointed by her superficial understanding of non-Western canonic music.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: MUTH1
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
She is a GREAT teacher. I came into her class not having a very good foundation at all, and she did her best to help everyone get caught up. She spaces out all the assignments, so if you stay on top of your work you'll do fine and learn a lot!
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: MUTH235
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
She is a wonderful teacher. She clarifies things really well. He also has a fun personality. Sweet and helpful.
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: MUTHONE
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Rebecca Leydon is my favorite music theory professor! She has a very wacky personality, which I love, and is very talented at making people interested in the material. I try to take classes with her whenever I can.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: MUTH131
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Took theory 1 & 4 with her. Leydon is the perfect theory teacher. She is weird, funny, enthusiastic, gives a lot of work, but explains everything so clearly. She also has lots of different ways of explaining/teaching one topic. I highly recommend her, especially for very basic/upper level theories. She will make everything clear!
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: MUTH232
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Quirky!!!!!!! She's really fun, a very wacky woman, and very clear in class. Her class isn't too much work, but she's definietly not an easy grader - I was just incapable of getting an A on a music theory paper, no matter how hard I tried. You'll like her.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: AVANTGRDE
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Rebecca Leydon is one of my favorite teachers in the conservatory. Material in her upper-level classes can be difficult, and some people do get left behind, but if you really pay attention and study she's right up there with Bri-Bri Alegant.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: MUTHEXP
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: No
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
she's great if you're interested in the material and up for the challenge. she's genuinely interested in what the students think and doesn't have a lot of patience for slackers (although she's pretty nice about that too). the experimental music and avant garde class is one of the best classes that i've taken.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: 20THCENTURY
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
You'll love her. The course is a lot of hard work, but she keeps the interest up. She wont hesitate to help a student in any situation. A GREAT teacher!!
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: THEORY
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Great teacher! I'm looking forward to her new class in the fall.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: MUTH132
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Rebecca Leydon treats music theory like a review, which is great if you're a comp major, but not so fun if you're not. She also seems to be biased towards boys, so girls, you won't get much help.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: THEORY
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
if you can help it, NEVER take her 20th century theory. way too damn hard. anyway, yeah, she is into what she's doing, and a little too much, which like most other theory teachers here, turns her into a complete goofy dork. she'll fail you, too.
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: MUTH132
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Very, very into what she teaches, gets everything across in a clear manner, while blending it with an intellectual type humor. I reccommend her 100% My only complaint would be that she tends to be unwelcoming to "silly" questions
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: MUTH310
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Leydon is one of the best teachers I have ever had. She makes music theory interesting and totally understandable.
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: MUTH370
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Great teacher. Genius without show-offishness.
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