Mr. Burton was my band teacher at Washington Intermediate School from 1982-1983, and then at McKinley High School sometime between 1984 through 1986. He always challenged me to new heights and I always excelled. First trumpet All-State band two years in a row. First chair in school band. Always pragmatic. Lots of opinions. Didn't know his father was such an accomplished and influential musician, writer, teacher until today.
Mr. Burton is by far a very gifted teacher. He is inspiring and despite what others may think he really cares for his students. He is different from other teachers, he teaches the feelings of music not the technicalities. I guarantee that you WILL NOT learn this with any other band, nor will they teach it as well as he did. I feel blessed to have been under his direction from 2008 to 2010.
He was one of the most helpful music teachers I had in my life. I never really understood him back then but I understand him now. He put me in the 8th grade band when I was in the 7th grade.
He is the best teacher i had at my old schools i hated band class he made it fun and entertaining
I did good in his class, but he really isn't the best teacher. That was back in 2001.
Mr. Burton is a great band instructor and mentor. He really is the best.
He is so cool! He is funny too. but he can be a little strict
Mr. Burton was a great band director. He knew how to connect to his students and really teach them the fundamentals of music. I wouldn't be in music now if it wasn't for him.
he's the most awesome band teacher you could ever have!! he should teach in radford.
Mr. Burton is the best band teacher you can ever had. He may seem like he is mean on the out side but he makes sure you do you best. I might just have stayed in band if he was still my teacher.
He's the best band teacher i've ever had in my entire life, and has a great sense of humor!!! his standards of the way a band should act are high compared to others, ur the best!!
mr. burton was a great teacher. yea he was strict but he tought me a lot about music
Mr. burton gives you life skills not only for music but life. challenges you to go the extra mile and a half. Hes made the aliamanu band one of the best inter. bands in the state
have you seen his board of education before this guys awsome
he is the first teacher that sparked my love for music. he teaches great if you are willing to learn if you want to learn music and play in band... aliamanu is the school...
mr. Burton is the best band teacher, hes cool and strict... and clarinets need to learn how to play the clarinet.... sereously... -.-"