about your teacher

Mr. Gallagher

Band Room

Classes Taught

  • Band
  • Guitar


  • Portland State University


Mr. Gallagher is teaches band and choir at Laurin to grades five through eight. He grew up in Kelso, WA where he played the trumpet in the high school concert, jazz, marching and pep band. As a student, Mr. Gallagher also participated in the Southwest Washington Youth Philharmonic. After Kelso HS, Mr. Gallagher went to Boise State where he performed in the school's "Blue Thunder Marching Band" and Wind Symphony. Later, he completed his education in music at Portland State University. There he met his wife whom he married in 2004 before he took at job teaching in Toppenish, WA. Living in Yakima, WA for two years, the Gallagher's felt they wanted to get closer to friends and family so moved back to the Vancouver area and joined the Laurin staff in the summer of 2007.