Comment: Nils is an amazing person and he makes the class interesting with some occasional side humor. BUT he's a horrid teacher. He goes over things he has not taught us and has to be reminded of what he has and has not taught the class. Also the way he explains things are very disorganized and unclear. You're better off reading the book explanation of everything. I'd say his exams are pretty fair, they include material that you should know if you've done the reading. He barely assigns anything so most of the class is based off of participation and quizzes once a week.
Overall, he's a horrible teacher. If you do not have any experience with music, do not expect to learn much from his lectures. Luckily for me, I'm doing very well in the class because I've done music theory before. Many students found it very difficult to grasp a lot of the basic concepts because Nils is just so disorganized and unclear.