Average 4.2 based on 19 teacher ratings
David Kimura is a Music teacher at Burlingame High School located in Burlingame, California and part of San Mateo Union High School District. David Kimura's 19 teacher ratings contributes to Burlingame High School's ranking of 1,159 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Burlingame High School is 4.01 stars.
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Thank you, Mr. Kimura, and farewell. For 32 years, Mr. Kimura was an excellent band director and teacher. I was privileged to have him for his last four, and not a day with him went by without me making progress in music. He was strong with individuals and with groups, and when you approached him he was always willing to get to know you and talk with you. I'm glad he was able to positively impact so many young musicians, and I wish him only the best for the future.

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best. i wish he returned. marching band is so fun. he feels so comfortable around us. so comfortable that he took a nap one time during practice.

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You will literally only play your instrument for 15 minutes in one period. Even though it is technically a music class it is more like music tips with mr K told through excessive analogies and stories. Even though he’s not a bad guy, he comes across as mean because he yells a ton. Also, I can predict what he’s going to say after he speaks for like five seconds because he says the SAME THING every day. Even though mr k is pretty knowledgeable, I would not take his class cuz it ain’t fun

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Mr. K is a teacher I have learned a lot from, despite the fact that I've only had him for a short while. He repeatedly told us to play with a tuner, which i have done and has vastly improved my tone. When he become aggravated he grits his teeth and speaks sternly through them, it honestly scares me a lot, but at the end of the day he's an outstanding teacher with corny jokes who knows more about jazz than anyone I've ever met.

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Mr. K made all of my middle school experience in music class look like a joke. The music we played was fun, his jokes were great, and he was an overall nice guy. That was my first year. Then, his jokes got old (really fast) and he didn't seem as easy going. He grinds his teeth when he gets mad, and he gets mad a lot more now, but all the yelling aside(which freaked me out cause getting yelled at by him is scary, man), he really is a great guy and teacher underneath all of that.

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Having been taught by Mr. Kimura in symphonic, jazz, and marching band, I can truly say that he's a jack of all trades when it comes to teaching band. He is extremely knowledgeable and doesn't mind taking the time (when he has a spare moment, he's a very busy man) to help his students out. His longevity at BHS and dedication are testaments to his status of being one of the top teachers in general that I've ever had.

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This guy is a horrid teacher. He doesn't teach band and spends the whole period making jokes. He makes fun of kids who are overweight or odd and refers to them as "big boys." He is a mean guy who seems to hold grudges against drummers and just an overall mean dude who does not teach. He has clear favorites .

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Cool guy! Lots of experience, and fun in jazz band and marching band.

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A good teacher, he cares a lot about his class and that is a good thing but, it also causes him to become frustrated when some students don't pick up how to play their parts.

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He's a good guy, very helpful, and a great musician. Overall a great teacher. Get's pretty stressed out but not without good reason.

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i think anyone who disliked mr. k disliked him b/c they never gave him a chance or got to know him on a more personal level. best music teacher i've had in my life.

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He has innappropriate comments towards students, and yells when not needed. He makes music not fun,and makes it seem like a harsh and stressfull learning environment.

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The most amazing, inspiring teacher, his door is always open for his students no matter what they need

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he's an incredible person when you get to know him.

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Mr. K is the best. If I had a team of super powered Mutant Band Members, I'd want him to lead it!

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Dude MrKs awesome.he doesnt get mad for no reason,he hardly yells,and hes an awesome musician.hes a great teacher.and why does A d a r a ALWAYS drop the cymbals

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My musicianship has greatly improved from working in his classes. Mr K is very cool and knows his stuff. Working with him is a lot of fun.

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he is a nice, funny guy

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