Donté Reid, Front Desk Supervisor
Describe your role at TBMS: I joined the Turtle Bay Family in December of 2017 as a Front Desk Supervisor. Being a lover of music with a foundation of classical training in vocal performance, I was excited to be welcomed into the ever-changing and ever-growing doors of Turtle Bay Music School. Working alongside the administrative staff, I help assist with the daily operations as well as provide support to students in the Saturday Music Program and those taking lessons with the amazing instructors at TBMS. During my time here I have learned that no task or goal is unattainable if you are hardworking and maintain a positive attitude. I am constantly motivated by the students, staff and faculty at TBMS because of the constant promotion of collaboration and support. And the best part of it all is that we have fun doing it!
Why is music important to you? Music has always been a important foundation in my life. While maintaining a active lifestyle in both the performance and administrative world, I've become a strong advocate for performing artists. Being apart of an environment like TBMS helps me stay involved in the music community and allows me to help people of all ages that are adamant and passionate about their craft. Witnessing the progress of students of different backgrounds also make working at TBMS a enjoyable and rewarding experience!
What is your background? I attended the Professional Performing Arts High School in Manhattan, NY where I trained in the vocal department. I was fortunate enough to further my training at SUNY Potsdam where I obtained a degree in Music Business and Vocal Performance from the Crane School of Music and minor in Dance. The tools that I acquired at these prestigious institutions allowed me to peruse a career in Arts Administration and Music Business. These amazing and worthwhile experiences also allowed me to work at establishments such as Playwrights Horizons Theater School at NYU, The New Victory Theater, the Jazz Foundation of America and institutions such as Turtle Bay Music School!