Senior Manager of Community Outreach
Braeden joined the Little Kids Rock team in 2014 as the part-time volunteer coordinator, moving through roles as the Los Angeles County Regional Program Coordinator, Teacher Events Manager, and Senior Manager of Teacher Community before becoming the Senior Manager of Community Outreach in 2020.
Through this work, he manages teacher communications and creates/implements Little Kids Rock’s strategy for teacher community-building, both online and in person. Across these areas of oversight, he attempts to widen networks, increase access to resources, and deepen teachers’ relationships with students, each other, and modern band/Music as a Second Language® pedagogy. He has also co-managed the Modern Band Summit, Little Kids Rock’s largest annual professional development event.
Braeden is a Magna Cum Laude graduate from UCLA with a Bachelor’s degree in ethnomusicology, and a longtime private music teacher, teaching lessons on a variety of instruments. He is also a veteran of the LA indie music scene, having sung and played guitar and bass in multiple bands over the last decade. An avid recording and mix engineer, he owns way too much musical equipment and spends most evenings annoying his cat with it.