- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 8+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
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.
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
Community orchestra directed by Dr. Christopher Norton (Belmont University, Nashville Symphony).
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.+ Read More
Passed first audition and performed on the Sunday Writers Night 15 times over 10 years, Nashville, TN.
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.
1996 thru 2015
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.
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.+ Read More
To nurture, engage and empower the international folk music community — traditional and contemporary, amateur and professional — through education, advocacy and performance.
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.+ Read 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.+ Read More
Ms Quick really helped shape a mold the bassoonist I am today.