Leonardo Ugalde has been playing Trumpet for over twelve years and teaching for six. As a performer, he has traveled across the country from coast to coast; played various venues as the lead trumpet player; and toured with some of the most well-known bands, including La Sonora Santanera, La Sonora Dinamita, and La Sonora Tropicana.
As an educator, Leo began teaching while still in high school. Having once been an LAUSD Champion as a member of the Locke High School marching band, he returned to the same school as an instructor and went on to become involved with the prestigious Drum Corps International and Concord’s Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps.
Currently, Leo is looking to transfer to pursue a Master’s degree and hopes to continue his education to a Ph.D..