Ben Lynch – Assistant Band Director
Benjamin (Ben) Lynch is in his 6th year of teaching and entering his first year as the Assistant Director of Bands at Mountain Ridge High School. He is the Band Director at the Sierra Verde STEAM Academy, a feeder school to Mountain Ridge in the Deer Valley Unified School District. Ben provides private lessons for Tuba students across North Phoenix.
Ben graduated from Northern Arizona University in May 2017 with his degree in Instrumental Music Education and obtained a certificate for Secondary English Immersion. Prior to graduating, Ben completed his student teaching in the Deer Valley Unified School District at Deer Valley High School, under the direction of David Kuhns, and Desert Sky Middle School, under the direction of Evan Dixon. Throughout college, Ben was actively involved in the marching band scene as a visual technician with Shadow Mountain High School, under the direction of Natan Simon, and Coconino High School, under the direction of Ms. Jennifer Hamilton. Ben was the Assistant Band Director at Paradise Valley high school from 2016-2022.
Ben has marched with the Academy Drum and Bugle Corps and Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps. Ben was involved with the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps, a world-class performing arts group associated with Drum Corps International. He was one of numerous staff members to assist with the drum corps, working as a part of the Visual Team. He has also served as the Tuba instructor for Phenom Drum and Bugle Corps.