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Mr. Armando Duenas » About


Name: Armando L. Dueñas


Teaching since: 2016

Teaching at AHS since: 2017

Department: Visual & Performing Arts


B.A. Music Education – Azusa Pacific University

M.M Instrumental Conducting – Azusa Pacific University

Recent trainings/professional development:

Serving Exceptional Learners

Differentiated Instruction

Professional organizations memberships: SCSBOA, NAMFE, SJEA, Pacific Crest Alumni Association

About: Mr. Dueñas is not only a music teacher with Aquinas, but also teaches with our feeder schools such as Holy Rosary, Our Lady of the Assumption, and St. Catherine of Siena.  Along with teaching music in the middle and high school level, he teaches at other various high schools as a Brass Technician for their marching bands.  Armando also freelances as a professional trombone player and is active in playing in numerous band and ensembles that perform multiple genres of music.  Once a performing member of Pacific Crest Drum & Bugle Corps, Mr. Dueñas now volunteers during the summer to feed their members as Food Service Manager (head chef).  As they rehearse and prepare for performances, Armando cooks and prepares 4 meals daily for over 150 student members and staff.  Mr. Dueñas also has a niche for health and fitness and can be seen going to the gym to workout on a daily basis whether it be prior to school or after.  During his free time, Mr. Dueñas loves to spend time with his family.