Trenton Bender - Gen. Music & Chorus

Trenton Bender

Mr. Trent Bender

Elementary General Music/Chorus
Neely Music Room

trenton.bender@gilbertschools.net


Welcome! 

Welcome to the music webpage for General Music/Chorus at Neely Traditional Academy!  Information posted on this website will eventually allow you take a look inside the weekly music activities, see performance dates for music concerts/programs, and help you contact Mr. Bender.  The site is under construction, but will be updated soon!

About Me

I live in Mesa, Arizona with my wife Megan, daughter Phoebe, and my adorable dogs Lilo and Ellie. I graduated from the University of Iowa in 2007 with my Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance and an Educational Licensure in K-12 Music Education. In 2013, I completed my master's degree in educational administration at Grand Canyon University. I grew up in a family of six in Clinton, Iowa and I am a huge Iowa Hawkeye fan! 

I have been teaching in public schools for ten years.  I began my teaching career serving as a high school band director, guitar teacher, and baseball coach for five years.  The last five years I have been the elementary school music teacher/chorus instructor at Neely Traditional Academy. My goal as a music educator is to promote and encourage learning in the performing arts, specifically helping students grow in their musical skills.  I love to watch the improvement that each student makes towards that next concert or performance. 

In my spare time I love to play my main instruments; French horn and trumpet.  I love giving group/private lessons to middle school/high school brass students during the week. I enjoy running an after-school chorus at my elementary school that meets on Tuesdays.  When I am not doing musical activities, I love working out.  I love spending time with my wife, daughter, and walking with my dogs.  I enjoy sports, getting outside when the weather is nice, constantly trying to find more time for golf in my schedule!

 

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