About Mr. Devin Trudgen...
Position: General Music
Phone: (480) 883-4212
Hello, my name is Mr. Trudgen. I am an Arizona native and have been a music teacher since 2011. I started my first 4 years primarily teaching secondary choral music and have been teaching elementary general music since then. I am very excited to be teaching at San Marcos this year and look forward to working with your students to make awesome music.
My Education and Professional Background
- Corona del Sol High School - 2006
- Northern Arizona University - B.S. Music Education - 2010
- Deer Valley USD - Mountain Ridge High School - Choir, Piano, Guitar, Music Appreciation - 2011-2014
- Mesa USD - Summit Academy Jr. & Kino Jr. - Choir, Piano, Guitar, Music Technology - 2014-2015
- Mesa USD - Emerson Elementary - General Music - 2015-2023
- Chandler USD - San Marcos Elementary - General Music 2023-Present
My Educational Philosophy
I believe that every student should have access to create, perform, and connect with music. Music offers students a unique way to express themselves and help them connect with their learning across campus. Music should be fun and utilize a combination of moving, playing, singing, and creating in order to give the students a well rounded experience they can build upon once they reach higher levels of school as well as in their personal lives outside of school.