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Lee Q.
Inglewood, California
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Lee is an experienced teacher for acoustic & electric guitar, bass guitar, ukulele, songwriting/performance, and bassoon. She makes learning music fun and interesting, and offers a wide variety of songs and musical styles. Can you pick up an instrument and play a song by ear, or play "Happy Birthday" in a key suited to your voice? Lee can show you how. Want to move beyond beginning chords? Lee can show you easy ways to learn and remember as many chords as you like. (Lee also knows ALL the Beatles songs :) Lee has been playing guitar since age 14 and performing live since age 18, and specializes in making complex musical concepts simple and easy to understand. • Award-winning performing singer-songwriter • Bachelor of Music Education from Loyola University, New Orleans • Master of Music from Belmont University, Nashville • Guitar Instructor for community college, high school and middle school  • "Acoustic Intensive" instructor in acoustic guitar, music theory and songwriting for the National Guitar Workshop in New Orleans, Austin, Chicago, and Nashville
About Lee Q.

Minimum age: 8 for ukulele 10 for guitar/bass guitar 12 for bassoon Lee Q. has a master's degree and comprehensive experience in music instruction and performance, including solo performance, orchestra, concert band, folk/bluegrass orchestra, chamber ensembles, rock/blues/folk and cover bands, pep band, and musical theatre. Lee welcomes students of all ages (8+), backgrounds and gender expressions. She is a natural teacher who focuses on positive and productive learning techniques, specialized for individual needs. Lee has instructed beginning and intermediate players for many years and knows the best ways to acquire technical and musical proficiency, including recommendations for the most playable instruments and the best accessories.  Lee received a Master of Music degree in Instrumental Pedagogy (Belmont University) and graduated from Loyola University New Orleans (Bachelor of Music Education). Lee 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 joined her first band at age 18, performing on guitar, bass and vocals in many eclectic situations, including numerous New Orleans venues and a Saints halftime show at the Superdome. Lee specializes in solo acoustic guitar and has recorded and performed as a singer-songwriter-guitarist since 2001, including ten years of solo sets at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville.


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Thank you so much for your help, Lee. I learned many great tips, useful resources, and meaningful comments in one lesson. I look forward to working with you again!

Posted Dec 21, 2021
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She is really nice and a great instructor, especially for beginning guitarists. She is patient and encouraging, and tailors your class to your interests.

Posted Aug 16, 2021
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Lee is a great instructor! She lets me choose the kind of music I want to play but also provides structure and great guidance. Taking lessons online has been easy and it makes no difference that Lee and I are on opposite sides of the country. I highly recommend Lee!

Posted Aug 15, 2021
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May 2018 - Present
Community and professional ensembles
Los Angeles Symphonic Winds. Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra. Huntington Beach Symphony Orchestra. Freedom Band of Los Angeles. Palos Verdes Regional Symphony Orchestra. Palos Verdes Symphonic Band. and many others...
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.
Principal Bassoonist
Feb 2008 - Aug 2013
Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra
Community orchestra directed by Dr. Christopher Norton (Belmont University, Nashville Symphony).
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 multi-instrumentalist for 1st Cavalry Division Band; rank E–4 (Specialist). Received Army Achievement Medal, Honorable Discharge, and Army Commendation Medal.
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
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Apprentice Teacher
Jun 2010
State of Tennessee Department of Education
Areas of Endorsement: Instrumental Music K-12, Vocal/General Music K-12
State Certification in Instrumental Music
Aug 1996
Louisiana, Texas
1996 thru 2001
Army Commendation Medal
Mar 2000
U.S. Army
Army Achievement Medal
Jan 1999
U.S. Army
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.
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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