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Mr. Burdett  teaches the 6th, 7th and 8th grade orchestras at Harmon Middle School and two high school orchestras; Concert Orchestra and Philharmonic Orchestra.
Mr. Burdett earned his Bachelor's of Music Education from Kent State University in 1999 and a Master's of Education in Measurement and Assessment from Kent State in Dec. of 2008.

He has performed violin in the Cleveland / Akron area for the past 16 years including a concert in Playhouse Square with Christian Recording Artist Michael W. Smith and as Principle Second of the Tuscarawas Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Eric Benjamin.  Mr. Burdett has also contributed his talents to three CD's, the latest with singer/songwriter Jessie Barr to be released in October 2014.

Mr. Burdett lives in Aurora with his wife (Katie), 6 year old daughter, Ellie, 4 year old daughter Aubrey and 1 year old daughter Julia.

You may reach Mr. Burdett at or by phone at (330) 954-2130

* Parents, please make sure all orchestra students have a dedicated 3 ring binder for orchestra class.  This really helps the kids with organization.  All music and papers should be three hole punched and in the binders to help prevent against loss and damage to the music.  All music should be treated as an original: mark it in pencil only, keep it smooth and be ready to erase markings and turn it in at the end of the year.  Also, students should have extra strings with them in class.  If a string breaks, then I will be able to replace it immediately so your child does not miss any instruction time.  Check out the "Music Stores and Supplies" link on the left for information on what strings to purchase.  Lastly, please check the PIV to see if your child has turned in all forms (handbook contract, emergency medical, etc).  If they have not, the forms can be found on the left under the appropriate orchestra class.  Thank you for your help.
AHS Orchestras will perform at the Aurora City Fall Festival  at Sunny Lake Park on Saturday, Sept. 27th at 3:00 PM.  Students need to arrive by 2:30PM to help set up and tune.  Concert Orchestra will perform first and then Philharmonic Orchestra will perform.  All students should wear their orchestra polo shirts (casual uniform) and comfortable jeans or shorts.  Parking is limited, so please drop off near the boat house entrance off of Mennonite Road.  We will be performing near the boat house.  The performance will last about an hour.  Students are welcome to leave after they have helped put away music stands and chairs, or they can stay and enjoy the food and festivities!  This is a great way to let the public know how fantastic our students are!
Orchestra Spirit Wear now available 

Please click on the order form link if you are interested in purchasing orchestra spiritwear.  Order forms will also be available during class.  All checks should be made payable to AOA and orders are due by October 30th.  Please contact Toni Goldston if you have any questions: 216-570-9484 or






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