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Band Practice B&W

David Valbuena


Where did you grow up and what was your first language?

I grew up in Queens and my first language was Spanish.

Where did you go to college?

Manhattan School of Music and Queens College

What was your favorite book in middle school?

To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee

What is the best part of teaching at Hamilton Grange?

The best part of teaching at HGMS is the tight knit community that allows everyone (including teachers) to learn and grow together.

What is your favorite thing to do when you are not teaching?

Making music and cooking delicious food!

What is your favorite quote?

“If you don’t make mistakes, you aren’t really trying.” – Coleman Hawkins

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