Rutgers University Student Evaluations
The American Pop/Rock Era
"The instructor had a great deal of energy and enthusiasm for the subject."
"Vinny Bruno is one of the most knowledgeable instructors I have met his presentations always are enlightening and interesting."
"I would highly recommend this class and instructor to anyone who might be interested. I will be signing up for future courses from Mr Bruno as well as other interesting subject matter. Wish I knew about OLLIRU sooner."
"I loved this class. Vinny Bruno has such enthusiasm that coupled with his vast knowledge made this a wonderful course. I even turned down broadway tickets - opted for his class instead!"
"Vinny is a very knowledgeable instructor!!"
"Vinnie is remarkably knowledgeable about he subject. But it is his enthusiasm and sense of humor that make his class so special."
"Instructor was exceptionally knowledgeable and a great presenter."
The Beatles: From Liverpool to Abbey Road
"Vincent Bruno was an AMAZING instructor. He has such passion. Enjoyed this course immensely! Plan to take a course with Vincent Bruno again!"
"Vinnie Bruno is so personable, and loves his subject so much, that the class was one of the best I have taken at OlliRu."
"Mr. Bruno was very knowledgeable on the subject, and made every session interesting."
"The instructor was incredibly knowledgeable of the subject and highly entertaining. Every aspect of this course was wonderful. I look forward to taking other courses with this instructor."
"Vincent Bruno was an excellent instructor. He made every class fun and interesting. I hope to take another class with him in the fall. He is definitely an asset to the program."
"Vinnie was the best teacher we ever had at OlliRu. I look forward to taking his other course in the fall."
"This class EXCEEDED my expectations! Vinnie was super! He is personable, charming, prepared, knowledgeable, entertaining, AND MORE. The course was well structured, thorough and informative. I plan to take whatever courses given by this instructor."
"Clearly the BEST instructor i’ve ever had at Olli-Ru!"
"His enthusiasm for the subject matter was transmitted to the entire class."
Bob Dylan Revisited
"Bruno is an excellent instructor and incredibly knowledgeable on topic. His energetic personality adds to the whole outstanding experience."
Yavapai College Student Evaluations
The Beatles: The Making of Abbey Road
"Great, fun class with lots more info than what I was aware of."
"Wonderfully enthusiastic! Well prepared! Thank you!"
"This class far exceeded my expectations and then some, considering my experience with a different music related class. It held my interest minute by minute, along with the videos used on the screen which were relevant, adding to the depth of the subject matter. The videos and pictures of the Beatles took me back to a time that I now appreciate so much more than when I was living them. They were an integral part of my teen years but all of this information provided an added level well beyond what I could have learned from just articles in the media or even books on them."
"Mr Bruno has a hugely extensive repertoire of information, stories, facts and musical knowledge. He was expressive, engaging and very prepared with his subject. No matter what anyone asked, he was able to answer and discuss. Great job, very impressive and I would definitely take any class that he taught in the future. In fact, I'm highly looking forward to it!"
"What an excellent program on the Beatles!! Wish we had more like this. I learned so much about the details of their music, how they made it, and about their lives at that time. Everything went well even with the mysterious, unsolicited music/video selections. Enjoyed every minute of the class! Bravo!"
"Vinnie is a great facilitator! He is passionate about the Beatles subject and provides details and insights that are phenomenal. His passion spills over to the entire class. Vinnie prepares well in advance to have the slides and music of each segment ready to go. He encourages participation, and has such a great sense of humor that all feel welcome in his class."