Last night while watching a special on the music of Tim Burton movies with my grandmother, I reflected on the amazing experience of being in band at Golden West with Mr. Tipton as the teacher. That was 1995. 20 years later, after high school and college masters degree... Mr. Tipton is still the first to come to mind as the best teacher ever... Always smiling even when he was mad :)
I was enrolled in Bruce's classes for four years. The first three years or so were perfectly fine with him (his students were not good people, reflective of his careless attitude towards discipline). However, my senior year, I had a friend who was discriminated against by the student body and Bruce decided not to help him and team up against him with the students. He lets his leadership team choose favorites who don't know music. Good teacher, cunning and deceptive under his happy exterior.
I've known Mr.Tipton for 3 years now and he's definitely been a big influence in my life. He tutors free of charge, is dedicated to the bands, and very humorous. Can any other teacher do that? Nope.
Thank you. You are inspiration and the greatest help that any teacher has given these past 3 years. Always there helping and spending your time for us. You are an awesome teacher.
I had Mr. Tipton as a teacher 5 years ago now, and I still appreciate his teaching style, laugh, and dedication. I am now a music teacher and look constantly to what I learned from him as inspiration!
Mr. Tipton is a great man. I am greatful to have met him, as well as have him as a teacher.
he was incredible loved his piano class and will miss having him!!! :-D
Best teacher at Vanden for sure. One of the best men I'll ever meet
Fun, patient, caring....he's awesome in so many ways. He is a blast to have in class and even more fun if you do marching band or the musical. He's just great!
I love mr.tipton he makes everything simple and helps you if you need it.
the best teacher of any subject. period. he so cares about what he's doing. an inspiration!
AWESOME!!!! he picks the very best pieces to play, and even spends his lunches teaching students who want to learn new instruments
Best teacher ever. A Contagious laugh, no music teacher has a greater affect on their students as he does. I want my children to be taught by him! go BRUCE
HE'S ONE OF THE BEST TEACHERS EVER! ANYWHERE! I LOVE HIS CLASS. HE'S THE ONLY REASON IM STILL IN BAND RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!
He is my favorite teacher. He takes his time to understand each and every student. He challenges them, but makes the experience fun.
really nice person. always see him smiling and getting involved in the students.
Bes teacher at Vanden. Willing to help anyone and everyone. He supports everyone and dedicates his life to the music program. Greatest teacher I've ever had.
He's probably the best eacher at Vanden, really nice, always helpful, and a lot of fun. I think he also realizes the Alto Saxes are the best section, 'cause he has us bail out the struggling sections!
if you dont understand something, he explains it and make sure you get it. hes a great teacher. he cares about his students so much. hes great.
Tipton is the best teacher I've known. Honestly he is almost a second father to me. He dedicates himself fully to band, and is always there to help us.
Mr. Tipton is incredible. He's amazingly supportive of all of us band kids. He teaches us everything we need and want to know about music, and is really fun and interesting. I respect him alot.
Mr. Thizzton. Greatest teacher EVER. He's really supportive and we get to know him really well, esp. on band reviews.
Mr. Tipton has got to be the greatest teacher I've EVER had. He is very supportive in anything musical or relating to the band, and is always there to help us out on anything we wish to do.
Mr. Tipton is THE best teacher in the world. I love how he always calls on the ALTO SAXOPHONES to help out other instraments. *Cough* *Cough*
BRUUUCE! Best teacher ever. He's always there for you when you need him. Very understanding, and down to earth. He's one of the kids, but everyone respects him as an adult. Teacher of the year!
BBRRRUUUUCCCEEE!!!!! Coolest teacher in the world! He's great, man!
if there was a trophy for the greatest teacher award then he would get it every year because he's so great!
Mr.Tipton is the best! But when he starts laughing man it's all over you will never stop laughing!!!!!
man!! Mr. Tipton is HECKA C00L!! He is sooo awesome and makes band the "FUNNEST" class ever!!! Love you Mr. T!!!
MR. TIPTON IS THE COOLEST TEACHER IN THIS SCHOOL!!!!!
Mr.T is so awesome. He will help you with playing your music if u need it, and will also praise you for playing your music good. he is just purely AWESOME.
I LOVE MR Tipton... he is the best teacher in the world..and if he ran for president, then i would deffinatly vote for him!!! love you mr T