Music Education Director
Edwin was born and raised in Orange County California. He started playing trumpet at the age of 12 and immediately fell in love.
He attended Cal State Fullerton for a degree in music performance in trumpet and music education.
While there, he won the Rodger Vaughn award – a yearly award given to the best musician that came with a small scholarship. He studied mainly under Barry Perkins, the principal trumpet player of the Pacific Symphony.
He has also played in the La Mirada Community Orchestra and played in the Tournament of Roses Parade for 9 years in a row. He was featured on KTLA morning news a few times playing herald trumpet with Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament, where he worked part time for 11 years, and even unveiled the “Welcome to Orange County” sign off the 5 Freeway with a trumpet fanfare for the OC Register.
He has been teaching music for over 7 years now. Along with Arts & Learning, he teaches music at Waldorf School of Orange County at the middle school and high school level. He has also done brass coaching for high school marching bands and given trumpet ensemble classes to high schools.
Currently, he plays in a cumbia/salsa band in Orange and LA County on a weekly to semi-weekly basis.