music dept

The Portola High School Music Department consists of all orchestra, band, choir, color guard, studio music and music theory students.

Meet the Directors


Mr. Desmond Stevens



Traska 2

Mr. Kyle Traska

This is Mr. Traska's 1st year on staff at PHS. He is a native of Wisconsin and has been living and working in Southern California since the fall of 2012. Mr. Traska has worked with music ensembles in the marching, classical, jazz, rock, and world settings and is an active performing musician in the greater Los Angeles area.

Mr. Traska holds a Bachelor's in Music Performance degree from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin and a teaching credential through Concordia University Irvine.

Mr. Sanchez

Mr. Adrian Rangel-Sanchez