I don't know if it would be fair to call Edwards a bad teacher, as he made no attempt at teaching the entire semester. (You can't judge that which doesn't exist!) After a diagnostic test that the class didn't do so hot on, he gave us this bizarre lecture about how we should have been practicing our counterpoint every day over the summer. We then proceeded to spend the rest of the semester reviewing stuff from Diatonic. What this meant was that we would spend the entire class doing exercises--stuff that one would think would be, oh, I don't know, homework--while he and the TA walked around and checked them. Then one day we broke from that mold and discussed a Bach piece, he would literally stand there for 20 minutes waiting for someone to talk rather than guide the discussion. Oh, and best of all, he canceled class for the entire last month of the semester (!!!) so we could work on our final projects. This would lead one to believe that the final project was very difficult. One would be sadly mistaken. You had the choice of either a composition or an analysis. The composition was just writing a new Goldberg variation, something anyone who's been through Diatonic could do in a couple of hours. As for the analysis... well, when he handed it out in class, he said simply, "analyze this piece." But when I went to his office hours and asked him what exactly it was he wanted us to do, he seemed unable to provide me with any guidance. "Well, do you want a paper?" "Yes, you could write a paper." (awkward pause) "Um, OK, thanks, Prof. Edwards." This class is a pathetic, bewildering waste of tuition money. Edwards is the adviser for the department, so it's not a good idea to switch out midyear unless you have a scheduling conflict--so TAKE CURRIER BOTH SEMESTERS. On the upside, Edwards is the nicest guy in the world, always available to meet with students, and if you're looking for an easy A, they don't come any easier...but damn, I feel ripped off.