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Ray Llewellyn

California State University, Fullerton & Travis Ranch Middle School
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Ray attended California State University, Fullerton from 1986-1991 earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education and a California Single Subject Teaching Credential in Music.

Ray started teaching in the Southern California public schools in 1992 teaching band and percussion at the elementary, high school and middle school levels. Currently, he is director of bands at Travis Ranch Middle School in Yorba Linda, CA teaching the marching band, concert band, jazz band, and the school’s percussion ensemble.

Since 2009, Ray has also been a lecturer of music at Cal State Fullerton, teaching the percussion methodology class to music majors. In addition, he conducts one of the University’s percussion ensembles and teaches applied percussion lessons to Music Majors there. He has also taught percussion lessons at his home studio for students of all ages since 1990. Ray is a member of the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association, the California Band Directors Association, and the Percussive Arts Society. He has been a percussion presenter at numerous SCSBOA conferences. He has also served as a percussion auditioner, manager and coach for both the middle school and high school honor groups for SCSBOA since 1998. 

Ray is a freelance percussionist performing regularly around Southern California with numerous classical and jazz ensembles plus blues and rock bands.