Director of Instrumental Music
Mr. Shabestari graduated from the University of Utah in 2013 with a BA in Music Education. He is also Alta High School Alumni! Mr. Shabestari was also a Drum Major with the University of Utah during his college years, and participated in the Jazz Ensemble and Wind Ensemble on his primary instrument, Saxophone.
Mr. Shabestari taught Elementary Music for 4 years prior to being at Alta. In 2013, He was nominated for The Sorensen Legacy Award for Excellence in Arts Education.
Mr. Shabestari lives in Cottonwood Heights and is an avid cyclist, golfer, and nerd at firstname.lastname@example.org (801) 826-5600
Percussion Head, Webmaster
BA, Music – Brigham Young University
Nate graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in Music. He has participated in many different performing ensembles; including the percussion ensemble, steel band, drumline, orchestras, concert bands, and various jazz groups. In 2011 he was part of the BYU Chamber Orchestra where he performed in several major cities in China as part of their overseas tour. The next year he was the section leader of the BYU Wind Symphony during their tour of Northern Europe.
Nate currently works at Bluehost, a website technology company. In his spare time he enjoys biking, skiing, and teaching the percussion section at Alta! He also does web design work and created the AltaBand.org website for the email@example.com (801) 651-1766 natehaines.com