Lee Quick

Lee Q.

Inglewood, CA
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Songwriting

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Lee Quick is a singer-songwriter-guitarist, ex-Army-bassoonist, and Katrina refugee with a penchant for folk songs. This Louisiana-born and classically-trained musician writes in a variety of roots, country and acoustic styles, minimally self-produced and often performed solo. Lee's eclectic major influences include Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello, Lucinda Williams and Johnny Cash.

Lee got a degree in music education in 1996 while moonlighting as a church oboe player, a bassoon teacher, and a bass player on Bourbon Street. In 2004 Lee released her first album, "Do You Think?", which was recorded in a shotgun house (now deceased) in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans. Five of her original albums are available at leequick.com.

In 2005 Lee survived a forced water-related relocation from New Orleans to Nashville, Tennessee, where she appeared frequently on writers nights around town, including the famous Bluebird Cafe (16+ performances).

Lee has performed her songs at five Folk Alliance national conferences, participated in Nashville Songwriters (NSAI) workshops, and received an award for best original song at the Louisiana Country Showdown in 2001.
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Lee passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Lee delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+ and special needs

Teaching since:
1995

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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Experience

Bassoonist
May 2018 - Present
Community and professional ensembles

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Photos & Videos

Lee live at the Bluebird Cafe, Nashville 2013

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PVRSO program 2018

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U.S. Army 1st Cavalry Division Band, Ft. Hood, TX, 1999. Bassoon and tuba duet: Dutch Suite in G major by P.D.Q. Bach
Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra, 2011

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NPO 2012

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Lee plays Scarborough Fair on acoustic guitar, 2017
Christmas at Belmont, broadcast on PBS, 2009 (bassoons seen at 1:12, 2:05, 3:45)
Lee performs her song "Do You Think?" on the "New Orleans After Midnight" TV show in 2004.
Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Wind Quintet, 2018
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14 Reviews

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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.

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