Winston Lee began studying the piano at age seven. By age nine he won a concerto competition and performed the Mozart 19th Piano Concerto with the Utah Valley Symphony. He continued competing as a youth and won many awards. Lee is currently an orchestra teacher at Rocky Mountain Middle School. For fun, he performs with an eighties tribute band as well as plays keys for an industrial metal band and is working on a rock opera with a retro 70's band. He also loves to accompany instrumental students and perform with a folk/ jazz mandolin player. Lee studied classical piano with Professor Amano of Utah State and with Dr. Pollei of B.Y.U.
Russell is a diverse teacher who enjoys incorporating music theory into the songs that he teaches. An experienced musician, he has recorded his own music, performed in original bands as guitarist and lead vocalist. Currently, Russell plays guitar and sings in an eighties rock tribute band and records and performs original music.
Adia has had a passion for music since she was small and began taking it seriously at the age of twelve. Her love for music is very diverse, so when it comes to genre she is very open minded. With years of experience in singing, she has found it to be a unique and amazing outlet. She strives to bring out the unique personalities of her students in hopes to help them discover just how bright they can shine using music as the tool.
Rick is an experienced teacher and a technically skilled musician. He is able to perform extremely difficult passages with perfection. With over a decade at Lee Music, he is a valued teacher.
Jaime provides students the technique and rhythm-reading knowledge that they will need to succeed as musicians. He has an extensive performance background. Jaime is currently performing and recording with an alternative rock band.
Davis has been playing drums since he was eight years old. He has played in many bands and has experienced many different types of music. He also has performed in band and orchestra for Wasatch High School for several years. He has a passion for music that drives him to be better every day.
Lillian Barrus began studying classical piano performance at the age of four. Some noteworthy performances include international concert tours to New Zealand, Israel, and Canada as well as her debut at Carnegie Hall in New York City and special performance for the Utah National Music Teachers Association Conference in 2018. She has also been recognized with high honors and placement in many local and state festivals and competitions. Lillian has been teaching since 2012 and has loved every second of it! She is currently a student at Brigham Young University studying Neuroscience (BS), music, and nonprofit management. In her free time, Lillian loves to hike, travel, participate in humanitarian work, and of course, make music!
Janessa Judd has played the piano since she was seven. She participated in the local piano festival throughout her youth, earning the outstanding musician title six years in a row. She also has experience in percussion and drumline.
Janice Vincent has a musical career spanning four decades, having taught at such institutions as Utah Valley University, Brigham Young University, Southern Virginia University, and Washington & Lee University in addition to her own private studio. As a freelance violinist, she has performed with the Roanoke Symphony, Opera Roanoke, University Shenandoah Symphony, Utah Symphony, Utah Opera, Opera West, Ballet West, and Mormon Tabernacle Choir. It has been her pleasure to perform with such artists as Quincy Jones, James Ingram, Patty Austin, Debbie Reynolds, Ann Murray, Natalie Cole, The Moody Blues, and David Sanborn. Over the years she has participated in countless film scores and music projects of all flavors in the recording studio and on the stage, while offering solo recitals in Utah, Washington, and Virginia.
She built the orchestra program at a 7-12 charter school in Utah Valley, where she taught for more than ten years, and where her responsibilities eventually expanded to include the choir program. Since 2018 she has taught orchestra at Wasatch High School and orchestra, choir, and guitar at TImpanogos Middle School. She is passionate about violin and about music in general, and sharing that love with the rising generation.
She lives in Provo with artist husband Marcus Vincent, and together they have six children, six granddaughters, and one grandson.
Clara Hillam loves teaching violin and has taught piano as well. She has been playing for 11 years and is currently a music major. She played as principal violinist in the BYU-Idaho student orchestra, performed in the Utah All-State Orchestra, and played in the BYU Summerfestival symphony and orchestra. She has received superior ratings for her state solo performances. Clara believes in authenticity, positivity, and that music brings people together. Besides playing the violin she loves doing yoga, graphic design, singing with her family, and eating popcorn!
Georgia Fenton is a violinist for the Lyceum Philharmonic orchestra, the Wasatch High School Chamber Orchestra, and the Heber Valley Community Orchestra. She has performed with professional artists such as Dr. Ryan Murphy, Dr. Clay Christiansen, Caroline Campbell, Rob Landes, Riders in the Sky, Suzy Boggus and more. This is Georgia’s third year teaching violin and she loves it. Georgia focuses her own practicing and her students lessons on proper bow hold, tone quality, and intonation. She firmly believes that, “hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard” and stresses the importance of efficient practice at home. When Georgia isn’t practicing her violin you can find her hiking, reading, or riding horses.
Caroline has played flute since 2016 and currently performs in the WHS symphonic band. She finds the flute to be a beautiful instrument that adds many different elements to a piece of music. Caroline will provide her students instruction from multiple levels: tone, intonation, phrasing and the importance of practicing on your own.
- What is a good instrument to start on?
Lee Music recommends that students start on piano. Students are usually ready for piano lessons at age seven or eight. Another instrument that is friendly to the young beginner is violin.
- My young child doesn't want to play piano but has expressed interest in the guitar. Is it okay to start guitar at an early age?
Lee Music recommends that students younger than ten begin with ukelele rather than guitar.
- Is there instruction available for students between the ages of three and seven?
Lee Music recommends finding a good Kindermusik program. In Heber City there is a program called Music Together that is good for the very young musician.