Karel Lidral - University of Maine

Professor: Karel Lidral
Department: Music
College: University of Maine
Rating # 1
Overview:
  • Course: MUYXXX
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Karel is one of the greatest, most knowledgeable teachers at UMaine. He gets a bad rep but if you actually take the initiative to learn from this WORLD CLASS musician, he WILL teach you.
Rating # 2
Overview:
  • Course: MUY112
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 3.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Sigh. Karel is cool, and theory could be interesting but this class is so boring. And it's the only class in the music department that you actually HAVE to attend. Grading is fair, but tough.
Rating # 3
Overview:
  • Course: MUYSECT
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 5.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Terrible teacher. He has no concern for whether his students learn or not. We spent over a month on secondary dominants and then he didn't put them on the final because he knew we didn't understand them. No one in this music program actually learns anything from a majority of the "teachers"
Rating # 4
Overview:
  • Course: MUY310
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 4.5
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
You have to put effort into his class to get something out of it. If you're lazy or you have trouble getting to class every day, don't even bother. Some students think that Karel hates teaching or just does it for the pay check. I think he just hates teaching students who don't put in the effort to learn.
Rating # 5
Overview:
  • Course: MUY111
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: Yes
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
He droooooones and he goes off on tangents telling stories that have nothing to do with anything about some guy he worked with ten years ago, and then ten minutes later uses that to make a very insignificant point in the music theory. The class was really easy, but he doesn't teach it well.
Rating # 6
Overview:
  • Course: THEORY
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Karel Lidral is singlehandedly the worst teacher i have ever had... not only is he uninteresting and engageing... be is somewhat rude and not at all helpful... he needs to actually help his students... and not just drone on and on ..
Rating # 7
Overview:
  • Course: THEORY
  • Grade Received: A+
  • Overall Rating: 3.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: Mandatory
Comment:
Karel never seems interested so in that aspect it sucks. But he is a very smart guy and does know what he's talking about. You gotta teach yourself in that class, but if you hve a question you can see him out of class and he will help you!
Rating # 8
Overview:
  • Course: JAZZTHEOR
  • 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:
He's an excellent teacher. He does not spoon feed you so therefore you have to take initive to learn on your own. He is always available for extra help you just need to let him know you need some. Very nice caring person also.
Rating # 9
Overview:
  • Course: MUY213
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
The single worst teacher on campus. He couldn't enjoy teaching less and it shows.
Rating # 10
Overview:
  • Course: MUO
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Why are all the good high school jazz musicians going to USM? Maybe because the director from that school attends jazz festivals and recruits. This guy needs to go away. He's hurting the UMAINE music program.
Rating # 11
Overview:
  • Course: MUO
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Laizest and most uninspiring teacher ever... doesn't seem to care much about anything except his paycheck.
Rating # 12
Overview:
  • Course: MUY111
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
doesn't rehearse in rehearsals, doesn't correct mistakes, (except in the sax section) doesn't particularly care about progress or quality of the final product.
Rating # 13
Overview:
  • Course: JAZZBAND
  • 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:
Karel kicks butt and that's all I have to say about that :)
Rating # 14
Overview:
  • Course: MUS
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 1.0
  • Course Difficulty: 4.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Was a great teacher until he got tenure. His jazz ensemble is an embarrassment to the Univ. of ME.
Rating # 15
Overview:
  • Course: THEORY
  • 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:
Karel kicks ass. Enough said.
Rating # 16
Overview:
  • Course: MUY
  • 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:
No Comments
Rating # 17
Overview:
  • Course: MUY212
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 1.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
Karel's one of the best teachers I've had, and he's a wicked cool person. Come on, people, take his classes. I mean, wow. Really.
Rating # 18
Overview:
  • Course: MUY112
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 5.0
  • Course Difficulty: 2.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
No Comments
Rating # 19
Overview:
  • Course: MUY
  • Grade Received: N/A
  • Overall Rating: 2.5
  • Course Difficulty: 3.0
  • For Credit: N/A
  • Textbook Used: N/A
  • Would Take Again: N/A
  • Attendance: N/A
Comment:
To learn from Dr. Lidral, you need to know how to filter good info from useless info. Has trouble understanding student's questions.
Rating # 20
Overview:
  • Course: MUY
  • 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:
Always there to help if you need it. All you need to do is try your best and he'll meet you the other way.
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