Lee Quick

Lee Q.

Inglewood, CA
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Lisa "Lee" Q. is a teacher, conductor, bassoonist, and guitarist with comprehensive experience in music instruction and performance, including full orchestra, concert band/wind ensemble, folk/bluegrass orchestra, chamber ensembles, folk/rock/blues and pep bands, opera and musical theatre.

Lee is a conscientious teacher who can direct musical development as well as offer advice on adjustments and recommendations for the best instruments and accessories. Ms. Q. has instructed beginning and intermediate instrumentalists for many years and knows the shortest and easiest ways to technical and musical proficiency through personal experience.

Ms. Q. received a Master of Music degree in Instrumental Pedagogy (Belmont University) and graduated from Loyola University New Orleans (Bachelor of Music Education), performing as principal bassoonist for both orchestras. Ms. Q. also graduated from the U.S. Armed Forces School of Music and served as a Bassoon Player in the U.S. Army. 

Lee started playing guitar at age 14 and has played guitar and bass in many eclectic situations, including New Orleans French Quarter venues and a Saints halftime show at the Superdome. She has recorded and performed live as a singer-songwriter-guitarist since 2001, including ten years of solo sets at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville.

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  • Background Checked
  • Awarded Army Achievement Medal from U.S. Army
  • Teaching since 1995

Reviews (26)

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Joshua Nov 10, 2019
Guitar · Online

Tanisha -. Nov 8, 2019
Acoustic Guitar · In home

I cannot recommend Lee enough! I'm a slow learner and she has made me feel like the complete opposite! She really knows her stuff and can break down every little part that you might not understand in the most patient of ways. And it's helpful that she's just lovely to be around! Really happy I found her!

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Andrew K. Oct 15, 2019
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excellent instructor

Michael K. Oct 14, 2019
Ukulele · Online

Phyllis Radke Sep 17, 2019
Bassoon · Online

If you want to learn Bassoon or become a better bassoonist, here’s why you should take lessons with Lee Quick:
1. She has exceptional credentials and experience as a performing bassoonist and as a bassoon teacher.
2. She has a Master’s Degree in Music Education specializing in teaching the Bassoon.
3. She uses the newest best available book for learning bassoon.
4. Students have access to Lee’s library of bassoon music and reference materials.
5. Lee is a very engaging instructor. She helps you advance quickly and is committed to your success.

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Maggie Aug 17, 2019
Ukulele · In home

My first lesson was great. My homework assignment makes sense and I am excited to learn. I have never played a stringed instrument before, and Lee is at once guiding and letting me explore on my own.

Serena F. Jul 27, 2019
Bassoon · Online

My daughter had her first lesson and she enjoyed her experience. It was both engaging and Lee was extremely helpful! She provided us with much information , looking forward to next lesson !

Roza Chojnacka Jul 21, 2019
Ukulele · Online

I highly recommend Lee. She is very knowledgeable about music and accommodating!

Bruce B. Jul 19, 2019
Guitar · Online

thank you lee

Roza Chojnacka Jul 8, 2019
Ukulele · Online

Jun X. Jul 5, 2019
Guitar · Online

Gwyneth K. Jun 24, 2019
Guitar · Online

Enjoyable and Lee is very patient and engaging with the young student.

Theresa May 3, 2019
Acoustic Guitar · In home

I have enjoyed taking lessons from u. I really learned so much more. I also feel very comfortable playing in front of u. I would definitely recommend u.

Jaiden T. Apr 19, 2019
Bassoon · Online

Great 1st lesson!!! More to come!!!

Yuejiao S. Apr 5, 2019
Acoustic Guitar · In home

She is very patient and nice

Nancy Apr 1, 2019
Acoustic Guitar · Online

Lee is awesome! She is patient and thorough. I have enjoyed my lessons.

Nancy Mar 11, 2019
Acoustic Guitar · Online

John Dec 23, 2018
Bassoon · Online

Georgeanne Nov 26, 2018
Bassoon · Online

I learned many tips and technical things specific to the bassoon in my first lesson! Lee is patient and very knowledgeable. I'm looking forward to the next lesson.

Jun X. Nov 24, 2018
Bassoon · Online

Rita N. Oct 11, 2018
Bassoon · Online

Lee is an excellent Bassoon instructor. My daughter has been working with Lee since the summer and find Lee very knowledgeable, patient, professional and encouraging. She is very supportive and easy to work with. We are continuing further lessons with Lee. We highly recommend Lee to anyone.

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Ben Hayes Oct 5, 2018
Bassoon · Online

Mrs. Quick was an awesome bassoon teacher who taught me the instrument well in an astoundingly short amount of time. She was flexible and willing to adapt to my sometimes hectic schedule. I would highly recommend her as a bassoon teacher.

Prithi May 21, 2018
Bassoon · Online

My 13 year old son was excited for every lesson with the teacher. He said that he had learnt a lot in 2 weeks than he did in a whole year.

Gabe Feb 20, 2018
Bassoon · In studio

Lisa is a wonderful teacher! Makes everything crystal clear and is very patient and kind. Helped improve my skills tremendously. Would definite recommend.

John Feb 20, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Lee has been teaching me to play an acoustic/electric bass. I have some of the lowest musical aptitude one could hope to find in a human being. With her kindness and patience she's worked thru my mental blocks and provided a lesson plan tailored for my aptitude level. With her experience as a writer, performer and instructor she's a wonderfully talented teacher. I recommend her highly.

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Katerina Feb 19, 2018
Bassoon · In home

Ms Quick really helped shape a mold the bassoonist I am today.



Experience

Bassoonist
May 2018 - Present

Community and professional ensembles

Los Angeles Symphonic Winds Huntington Beach Symphony Orchestra Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra Freedom Band of Los Angeles Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Wind Quintet Palos Verdes Regional Symphony Orchestra Peninsula Symphonic Winds Southland Symphony Orchestra

Principal Bassoonist
Feb 2008 - Aug 2013

Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra

Community orchestra directed by Dr. Christopher Norton (Belmont University, Nashville Symphony).

Guitar Teacher
Aug 2012 - May 2013

Distinguished Professionals Education Institute

Guitar and bass guitar class instruction for DuPont Hadley Middle School (grades 7-8) for Metro Nashville Public Schools “Music Makes Us” program, in association with Little Kids Rock. Directed two guitar class concert performances and one small group recital.

Singer-Songwriter-Guitarist
Oct 2003 - Feb 2013

The Bluebird Cafe

Passed first audition and performed on the Sunday Writers Night 15 times over 10 years, Nashville, TN.

Bassoon Player
Jul 1997 - Jan 2000

US Army, 1st Cavalry Division

Bassoon player and melodic percussion player for 1st Cavalry Division Band; rank E–4 (Specialist). Received Army Achievement Medal, Honorable Discharge, and Army Commendation Medal.


Education

Master of Music in Instrumental Pedagogy, Bassoon
Aug 2007 - Dec 2009

Belmont University

Bachelor of Music Education
Aug 1993 - May 1996

Loyola University New Orleans


Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency


Certifications

State Certification in Instrumental Music
Aug 1996

Louisiana, Texas, Tennessee

1996 thru 2015

Awards

Army Commendation Medal
Mar 2000

U.S. Army

Army Achievement Medal
Jan 1999

U.S. Army


Affiliations

Phi Kappa Lambda
May 2009
The purpose of this Society is to provide an organization dedicated to the furtherance of music in education and education in music in colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher learning, which offer music degree programs in one or more fields. The primary objective of the Society is the recognition and encouragement of the highest level of musical achievement and academic scholarship.
International Double Reed Society
Jan 2008
The International Double Reed Society (IDRS) was established in December of 1971 and is a world-wide organization of double reed (oboe and bassoon family) players, instrument manufacturers and enthusiasts. The society has over 4,400 members from 56 countries. Within the United States, 50 states as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are represented.
BMI
Jun 2003
Broadcast Music Inc. was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music.
Folk Alliance International
Jan 2002
To nurture, engage and empower the international folk music community — traditional and contemporary, amateur and professional — through education, advocacy and performance.

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