Nathan Bellott, Front Desk Supervisor
Describe your role at TBMS: I started as a teacher at Turtle Bay and after a few years added the role of Front Desk Supervisor. I love both aspects of my TBMS life because I get to see the behind the scenes workings of what it takes to make Turtle Bay work so well. Working at the desk has allowed me to meet and help more of the student body as well as their families.
Why is music important to you? Music has been central to my life since I can remember. I’ve never thought of doing anything else and I knew I wanted to pursue music as a career by age 9. Music has allowed me to strive to be the best and taught me the important values of discipline and humility. Instilling the values of a good musician into young people is a pleasure and helps build the next generation of thoughtful, hard working leaders.
What is your background? I started studying saxophone privately in 6th grade through high school. I attend SUNY Purchase College for two years before transferring to the New School for Jazz & Contemporary Music where I graduated in 2014. I have continued studying with the great masters of jazz in the time since. I've held a number of jobs in the past to prepare me to work at the desk including customer service and offices.