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.
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.
Sean Mena is an experienced guitarist, songwriter, and performer. He has been studying the guitar for 5 years, and plans to study music throughout college. He performs all over Utah and its neighboring states. He has worked with many professional musicians and producers and continues to gain more knowledge every day!
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.
Sienna has a classical piano background, yet has learned the art of chording and playing by ear. This enables her to teach students traditional notation and technique, but also how to navigate music in the pop world. Sienna currently enjoys performing her own renditions of songs both solo and with other musicians in small ensembles.
Janice Vincent, born and raised in Seattle, Washington, began piano studies at age six and violin a year later. Vincent majored in Violin Performance at BYU and since that time has conscientiously raised six children while maintaining an active performing life and private studio. She has taught at Utah Valley University, Brigham Young University, Southern Virginia University, and Washington & Lee University in Lexington, VA, and performed with the Roanoke and University-Shenandoah Symphonies and Opera Roanoke in Virginia, and Utah Symphony, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Ballet West, and various community orchestras in Utah. She has performed numerous solo and chamber recitals in Utah, Washington and Virginia. Currently she directs the orchestras at Wasatch High School and Timpanogos Middle School, as well as teaching violin and viola privately.
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.
Ella Avery has been playing the piano for ten years. She enjoys playing and listening to all genres and styles. She is very passionate about music and loves working with others. She currently plays the alto saxophone in the Wasatch High School Marching Band, Symphonic Band, and Jazz Band. She is looking forward to helping others discover the power of music.
- 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.