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.
Awarded Army Achievement Medal from U.S. Army
Teaching since 1995
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!Show More
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.
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.
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 !
I highly recommend Lee. She is very knowledgeable about music and accommodating!
thank you lee
Enjoyable and Lee is very patient and engaging with the young student.
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.
Great 1st lesson!!! More to come!!!
She is very patient and nice
Lee is awesome! She is patient and thorough. I have enjoyed my lessons.
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.
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.Show More
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.
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.
Lisa is a wonderful teacher! Makes everything crystal clear and is very patient and kind. Helped improve my skills tremendously. Would definite recommend.
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.Show More
Ms Quick really helped shape a mold the bassoonist I am today.
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
Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra
Community orchestra directed by Dr. Christopher Norton (Belmont University, Nashville Symphony).
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.
The Bluebird Cafe
Passed first audition and performed on the Sunday Writers Night 15 times over 10 years, Nashville, TN.
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.
Loyola University New Orleans
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Louisiana, Texas, Tennessee
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