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Over the course of the last 10 years Ramiro Castañeda has taught at some of the top musical ensembles in Southern California. His teaching experience includes serving as an Assistant High School Band Director, University Athletic Music Director, Brass Caption Head, Brass and Visual Instructor and Drum Major Technician.

Ramiro is a native of Los Angeles, California. He earned a Bachelor of Music Education from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, where he was a member of the concert band, wind ensemble, and orchestra. He also studied trumpet privately with David Grasmick, French Horn privately with Danielle Ondarza, and music composition and arrangement privately with Jennifer Amaya. Ramiro has studied and collaborated with some of Southern California's finest artists and music educators throughout the years.

Mr. Castañeda is currently the Norwalk High School’s Director of Instrumental Music. Ramiro is tremendously excited by and grateful for the opportunity to join the Norwalk High School family, and he looks forward to continuing and elevating the tradition of excellence as Director of Instrumental Music. He is a current member of the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association, National Association for Music Education, California Band Director Association, California Teacher Association and National Education Association.
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