Debbie Burton, M.M.

Music Education Faculty

Debbie Burton has her B.A. in music education and MMED with Kodaly emphasis from Holy Names College in Oakland, CA. She has Orff Levels I, II, III, and Kodaly Levels I, II, III. She has been an elementary, middle, and high school music specialist for over 30 years, specializing in elementary education, concert and jazz band instruction, and choral and handbell performing groups.

Burton teaches classroom music, K-5, at Jarabek Elementary School and Crown Point Junior Music Academy, and is an adjunct professor at San Diego State University and Point Loma Nazarene University, teaching Music for Elementary School Teachers. She is a local and national Orff and Kodaly presenter.

Additionally, Burton is a past treasurer and president of the San Diego American Orff Chapter and co-local conference chair (LCC3) in charge of instruments for the 2015 national conference in San Diego.


  • M.Mus. with Kodaly Emphasis, Holy Names University, Oakland, CA
  • Orff-Schulwerk Level Training I, II, & III, University of Memphis, TN
  • Kodaly Level Training I, II, & III, New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, MA
  • B.A., Union University, Jackson, TN