Winston Lee began studying the piano at age seven. By age nine he won a concerto competition and performed the Mozart's 19th Piano Concerto with the Utah Valley Symphony. He continued competing as a youth and won many awards. Lee taught Orchestra at Rocky Mountain Middle School for fifteen years. For fun, he performs with an eighties tribute band and is also recording and performing "Pleasant Grove Rock Opera" with the retro 70's rock band, Bay of Pigs. He also loves to accompany instrumental students. 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 two decades at Lee Music, he is a valued teacher.
Easton has been playing the guitar since the fourth grade and has developed a love and passion for music. He has played in multiple cover bands and is working on writing songs of his own. He strives to increase his knowledge and skills of music every single day.
Daniel has been playing guitar since the age of fourteen and has made a great connection with music in that time. With a love and appreciation for everything music, he strives to bring the best guitar playing out of his students.
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.
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 recording and performing "Pleasant Grove Rock Opera" with the retro 70's rock band, Bay of Pigs.
Drums are important: they beat on the part of a song that matters - that's why God put one in your chest (or at least that's been Luke's excuse for tapping on the dinner table his whole life). He has collaborated on many projects here in the Rocky Mountains as well as the coastal Northeast. Luke fosters his students' passion for music while incorporating transcription, communication, contemporary technique, and application.
Avery has been playing the drums since she was ten years old and has loved it ever since. She enjoys playing music with friends and strives to get better every day. Avery loves teaching and her main goal is to have her students excel in their goals while also having fun!
Aiden has been playing the drums since he was eight years old. He has been a participant in the Lee Music School of Rock program since 2013, gaining experience rehearsing and performing with live bands. He also enjoys keyboard and vocals.
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!
Rhys has been studying the piano since the age of six. He has competed in the piano festival all throughout his youth and earned the outstanding musician award seven of the ten years he competed. Along with piano, he started playing the violin at age eleven and won the state competition with the Wasatch High School Orchestra. He also started playing the ukulele and guitar in high school, and is now writing and recording his own 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.
Eliza has studied piano since she was seven. She has participated in the Heber Valley Piano Festival nine times and has won the Outstanding Musician Award each year she participated. During Eliza's time in middle school she accompanied the Rocky Mountain Middle School Orchestra and also performed in the talent show. She has been a piano teacher at Lee Msuic since 2020.
Marcos Rangel grew up in Rio de Janeiro , Brazil and moved to Herriman, Utah in 2020 to begin his family. He has been teaching cello classes since 2011. Worked as a cello teacher for many programs in Brazil, such as, Aprendiz Musical, Music na Rede and Ação Social pela Musica no Brasil. He is an experienced teacher for individual and group classes. He is a passionate and dedicated cellist currently working with cello and music education classes. Experienced in orchestral and chamber music settings as an active cellist. Committed and reliable team player who seeks respect and fellowship among everyone in both the learning and work environment.
He began piano classes at age of 10 with Andre Moura. At the age of 13, he changed to cello classes with Lenie Vieira and Marcelo Salles. Cello became his new passion and occupation. In 2014, he got his Bacherlor’s degree in Music: Performance in Cello by the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. In 2016, he got his degree in Music Licensure by the Candido Mendes University in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. In 2019, he got his Post-Graduate degree in Music Therapy by UNIBF Paraná, Brasil. His cello skills have been enhanced by many cellists around the world. In Brazil, his native country, he studied with Hugo Pilger (UNIRI0) and Marcelo Salles (principal cellist of the City Hall Theater). He participated in many Master Classes with: Fabio Presgrave (UFRN), Claudio Jaffe (Palm Beach Symphony), Annie Francis Bauless (Utah State University), Dane Johasen (The Cleveland Orchestra), Elise Pittenger (UFMG), Bernhard Löecher (Germany), Martin Ostertag (Germany), RollandPidoux (French), Gavriel Lipkind (Israel), Nina Kotova (Russia).
In 2012, Marcos was selected as a student for the Instrumenta Oaxaca, one of the most important Music Camp in Mexico. In 2013, he took one chair on the 37º Deutch Skandivavischer Orquestrewoche in Berlin – Germany, with the final concert in the Berliner Philharmonie. From 2018 to 2020, he became a cellist in the Espirito Santo State Orchestra in Brazil, where he played as principal cellist for several concerts.
In 2020, He became a Suzuki Cello Teacher being trained by Shu-Yi Scott and Tanya L. Carey. He teaches in person (in his students’ homes or in his home) and remote (using conference platform of students’ choice).
Sophie played in the Rocky Mountain Middle School Orchestra. She has been a soloist in her local church and loves performing her cello. She has been a teacher at Lee Music since 2020. She is a valued teacher and her students love working with her..
Jena Mahoney has studied violin since she was seven. She has played in many festivals and competitions, earning superior ratings in Solo and Ensemble and the Utah Valley String Festival and an ASTACAP Level 8 certification. Jena was the concertmaster of the Utah Valley Youth Symphony. She has also played with the Lyceum Concert and Philharmonic Orchestras and the One Voice Children’s Choir Strings. These programs have provided her with many opportunities to film, record, and release pieces on streaming platforms. She also loves performing with the WHS Chamber Orchestra and Heber Valley Community Orchestra. Jena is passionate about music and the power it has to connect people. She loves teaching and watching her students learn to love the violin as much as she does! Besides playing the violin, Jena loves trail running, serving as the WHS Student Body President, and making awesome memories with her friends and family.
- 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 ukulele rather than guitar.
- Is there instruction available for students between the ages of three and five?
Lee Music recommends finding a good Kindermusik or Music Together program. Lee Music has had success with piano and violin students as early as age five.