Phone: 469-219-2165 x 72268
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Music Education - Texas Christian University
Richard Alvarado is an Assistant Band Director at Reynolds Middle School. Mr. Alvarado is a native of Mansfield, Texas where he graduated from Lake Ridge High School. Most recently, Mr. Alvarado completed his student teaching at Keller High School and Keller Middle School.
Mr. Alvarado graduated, with honors, with a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. At TCU, he studied with Bobby Francis, Brian Youngblood, Matt Garrett, Richard Murrow, and Dr. Laura Singletary. During his time at TCU, Mr. Alvarado served as principal tuba of the TCU Wind Symphony and TCU Symphony Orchestra, and Drum Major of the Pride of TCU Marching Band. Mr. Alvarado was also a member of the Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps for three seasons. While in Fort Worth, Mr. Alvarado taught as a private instructor, masterclass teacher, visual instructor, and long-term substitute in numerous school districts within the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex including Keller ISD, Fort Worth ISD, Mansfield ISD, and Aledo ISD.
Mr. Alvarado's professional affiliations include the Texas Music Educators Association, the Texas Bandmasters Association, the International Tuba-Euphonium Association, and Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Band Service Fraternity.
Outside of teaching, Mr. Alvarado enjoys traveling, biking, reading, and spending time with family.