Brian maintains an independent teaching practice in Charlotte, NC. He has recently launched this into Drum It Mobile Lessons to provide instruction to an ever-growing clientele. He writes many of his own educational drum material and integrates current technology into his teaching. His students have gone on to receive prestigious awards, scholarships, music school admissions, band gigs, and praise band positions. He also hosts the quarterly student performance event "Drum-It At Summit". He is also the drum instructor for the Davidson Green School.
He currently leads the jazz based Brian Burton Trio and is the drummer for Sharon United Methodist Church. He also maintains a busy freelance career. Brian plays Vic Firth sticks, Remo heads, and is a Regional Affiliate endorser of Sabian cymbals.