"Mr. Alaibouni is an inspiring director, he leads the band efficiently and effectively and is able to gently command respect from all of his students, without acting like he is superior to them. He inspires his students."
"He was always extremely focused, yet the rehearsal environment was quite relaxed and fun. The small details were brought to our attention and we were instructed on how to fix them or make them better in a very concise manner, without wasting any time."
"Jon's major strengths were keeping the class positive, explaining what he wanted in a very effective manner, and always having rehearsals planned and efficient."
"This instructor raised the quality of this ensemble to a level I haven't seen in at least 3 years. He did an excellent job of helping us grow as musicians."
"Jon is great at engaging the students and helping us get a tight-knit ensemble sound. He's awesome at demonstrating the techniques that the music requires without being too overbearing when providing insight."
"Holds his students to a high standard. Sets goals that are obtainable by students and makes sure people have fun while maintaining a serious attitude about Jazz."
"Created a comfortable environment for creativity and discovery. Really understood what needed to be improved upon and clearly communicated what needed to be done to achieve higher results."
"He held the ensemble to a high standard of musicianship and personal accountability. His passion for the subject is very obvious, and his organizational style allowed the band to sound better than we have in years."
"Jon is enthusiastic and is very relatable while still requiring the respect and attention of his students. Great teacher!"
"Jon is great. He's good at controlling a class and getting work done. He knows his stuff and he knows how to get what he wants out of a class. He's someone every in the jazz program looks up to as a musician and a mentor / instructor."
"I've grown so much as a jazz musician over this past semester. It shocks me how comfortable I am with things that 6 months ago I would be scared by. I would not be in the position I am in now without Jon's instruction. I am sad that I wont be able to continue my studies with him."