Mr. Duenas has 3 years teaching experience at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels. This is his second year at Aquinas and is currently serving as the Chair of the Visual & Performing Arts Department. He teaches our Instrumental Music classes, Jazz Band, and is the Band Director. Mr. Duenas earned his B.A. in Music Education and an M.A. in Music, Instrumental Conducting, from Azusa Pacific University. His interests include performing as a professional musician and teaching with the youth organization, Pacif Crest. He also enjoys dance bands, jazz bands, and all things music. Mr. Duenas is a member of the SCSBOA, NAMFE, and SJEA.