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Loren Gamarra

Loren Gamarra

Valley View High School

Moreno Valley, CA USA

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Loren's work combines: Music, Education, and Teaching / Mentoring

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Day In The Life

Director of Instrumental Music

I organize all activities involving music with instruments including: teaching, fundraising, and competitions.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    John F. Kennedy HS

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Instrumental Music Education

    California State University, Fullerton

  • Graduate Degree

    Teaching Credential in Music

    California State University, Fullerton

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Director of Instrumental Music:

Bachelor's Degree: Instrumental Music Education

Graduate Degree: Teaching Credential in Music

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    Graduated from CSUF with a B.A. in Instrumental Music Education

  • 2.

    Pursued a teaching credential in music

  • 3.

    Gained student teaching experience at Yorba Linda High School and Bernardo Yorba Middle School

  • 4.

    Became a teacher at Raymond Elementary School

  • 5.

    Taught at Canyon Springs High School and John F. Kennedy High School

  • 6.

    Was awarded the Director of Instrumental Music position at Valley View High School

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Teachers:

    I was often told that I was not ready to pursue a career in music while in school. Additionally, I was told that I was not talented enough or that I would not make it.

  • How I responded:

    I believed in my own ability and proved the haters wrong through my hard work. Understanding that there will always be naysayers along the way, I was able to push past the criticism that I received and succeed in my goals.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • Focusing on the end goal and believing in my own abilities.