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Born and raised in Northern California, Mr. Barnes began his teaching career at Marsh Elementary in 1990. Since then he has worked at multiple schools before landing at Belshaw in 2010.
Music was always been fun and challenging. There is a certain satisfaction in knowing that you have conquered a song on an instrument.
Trumpet was Mr. Barnes primary instrument in school but later he joined the chorus, eventually landing a full scholarship to sing at The University of Pacific's Conservatory of Music. While at UOP Mr. Barnes studied music education while also performing. He performed roles in the school Operas every year while in attendance.
Mr. Barnes passion for music comes through in his teaching.