Lauren Piccione is a graduate from The University of Texas at Austin in Music Education. She also received a Masters degree from The University of Maryland in French Horn Performance. Mrs. Piccione is excited to begin her 3rd year at Bedichek Middle School and her 10th year of teaching in AISD.
Outside of the classroom she is a professional musician, performing with orchestras in Austin and the surrounding area.
Lauren is married to a professional trumpet playing husband, and has a son (Jeffrey) and daughter (Olivia)...and 2 rescue dogs- Rudder & Penny!
Mrs. Piccione teaches the Wind Ensemble, and beginning flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, trumpet, horn, and tuba.
Contact Mrs. Piccione at: Lauren.Piccione@austinisd.org
Jakov Barrientos is a Texas native, graduating from Rio Grande City High School in South Texas. He received a Bachelors of Music in Music Education from the University of Texas at Austin. While in college he was a part of Longhorn Band, Wind Ensemble, Wind Symphony, Symphony Orchestra, and the University of Texas Percussion Ensemble. He is a member of Texas Music Educators Association and Percussive Arts Society. He has taught with numerous schools in the central and south Texas areas. He completed his student teaching with AISD and is excited to begin his second year of teaching as a Band Director. Mr. Barrientos is thrilled to be a part of this band family and cannot wait to start teaching the young minds in the Bedicheck band program.
Mr. Barrientos teaches the Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, Steel Drums, and beginning percussion, saxophone, trombone, and euphonium.
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