Brandon Harris

Brandon Harris

High School Choir Teacher

John A. Rowland High School

Rowland Heights, CA USA

The number one way I have learned to combat the noise is to always stay focused not only on my goals, but what I believe my mission in life is.


High School
Music Teacher Education, Secondary Education and Teaching
California State University, Fullerton
Master of Music in Vocal Chamber Music
University of Redlands


High School Choir Teacher

I teach students how to read music, perform in groups, solos, musicals, show choir productions and good vocal technique.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Teaching / Mentoring

Day to Day

A typical day at work involves me teaching 5 to 6 classes a day. Each class is a different choir, consisting of different music, different levels of learning, different languages spoken, different demographics of students, and different behaviors. I have to teach each class, music theory, musicianship, the music itself, music history, vocal technique, recording, music industry knowledge, abs life skills.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Make sure you are in it for the students.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

Music Teacher Education, Secondary Education and Teaching


The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"Some discouragement that I have learned on my road to success has been, "you aren't good enough", "you won't make money!", "They might not hire someone that looks like you", "You aren't talented enough.""

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student


Was it hard or tasking to get where you are today?

Asked by Anonymous Student


What is the hardest part of your job?

Asked by Anonymous Student

I believe one of the hardest parts of my job is knowing that I am responsible for educating the future generation.

What makes your job truly enjoyable?

Asked by Anonymous Student

I enjoy the instant satisfaction I receive from witnessing my students accomplish things.

What initially steered you towards this job?

Asked by Anonymous Student

I was attracted to this career due to my initial interest in choir and music.

Interviewed By

Anonymous Student

Student at CSUF