Bio – John DaBaldo

Welcome to the Carlmont High School Instrumental Music Website. I have been a public school music teacher in the Belmont, Redwood Shores and San Carlos communities for over 30 years. Before coming to Carlmont in 2007, I spent many years teaching music in the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District. I bring a love and passion for music to my job.

I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where I developed my love of music at an early age. I played trumpet in my school concert, jazz and marching bands and played violin in the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra.

I attended West Virginia University where I majored in music education. Along with receiving both a Bachelors and Masters degree at WVU, I played professionally in several orchestras while at school, including the West Virginia Symphonette, the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra and the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra. Some of the highlights of those years were the opportunity to play on stage with music legends Ray Charles and Ella Fitzgerald.

My wife Diana and I are longtime residents of San Carlos. We have two daughters, Gina and Stacey, who are both Carlmont graduates. I am thrilled to be able to continue my teaching career at Carlmont.

John DaBaldo
Instrumental Music Director
Carlmont High School