Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's Degree Music Education Master's of Art Jazz Studies
Hi, my name is Mr. Belliston and this will be my 6th year teaching music in public schools. I am new to CVPA this year and very excited to be a part of a strong team of educators and administrators. Music has been a part of half of my life now. Starting out on Clarinet, then switching to the saxophone in middle school I played in jazz band, Concert band and working on Solo performances throughout high school earning a scholarship to Brigham Young University – Idaho. While studying in college I played in several bands outside of the confines of the music college. Playing in Ska/reggae, Soul, Folk, and Gutter Punk, I have gained a diverse musical background. I have been on four tours including one international tour to Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. I have also had the opportunity to record on two albums, as well as some small free-lance recording projects. During the Pandemic I worked on a master’s degree in jazz studies and learned as much as I could about music business. I am excited to share my experience this year and look forward to some great musical creations.