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Russell Lee

Guitar (Electric or Acoustic), Electric Bass, School of Rock Teacher

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. 

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Rick Thornburgh

Guitar (Electric or Acoustic), Ukulele Teacher

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. 

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Daniel Torres

Guitar (Electric or Acoustic) Teacher

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.   

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Easton Brown

Guitar (Electric or Acoustic) 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. 

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Winston Lee

Owner - Piano Teacher

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.    

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Rhys Moore

Piano and Guitar Teacher

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. 

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Janessa Judd

Piano Teacher

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.

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Eliza Lee

Piano Teacher

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.

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Sophie Jensen

Cello Teacher

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.. 

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Marcos Rangel

Cello Teacher

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).

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Aiden Swenson

Drum Teacher

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.

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Luke Dillon

Drum Teacher

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.

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Jaime Jespersen

Drum and Percussion 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 recording and performing "Pleasant Grove Rock Opera" with the retro 70's rock band, Bay of Pigs.

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Adia Maloy

Voice Teacher

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.

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Janice Vincent

Violin Teacher

Janice Vincent, currently Orchestra Teacher at Wasatch High School and Timpanogos Middle School, began her music career while a violin performance major at BYU, as a freelance studio and orchestral violinist. Over the years, she has been musically active in Washington, Virginia, and Utah, teaching private lessons and performing in numerous symphony, ballet, and opera productions and many studio recording projects, as well as giving recitals both as soloist and ensemble member.

Vincent is married to artist Marcus Vincent, and together they have four sons and two daughters, with nearly nine in the next generation. When not spending time with her wonderful family or teaching or working on other musical projects, she loves reading, gardening, sewing and many kinds of handwork, and just spending quiet time at home. She finds immense satisfaction in helping young people discover the joy of making music.

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Maeva Marchione 

Viola and Violin Teacher 

Maeva has been playing the viola since age nine. She has competed in solo and ensemble twice and qualified for a state solo. Maeva was also given the Award of Excellence for music composition from the National PTA Reflections in 2017-2018. She has also participated in the community orchestra for over four years. 

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Naomi Hibbard

Violin Teacher 

Naomi started her violin career as a second grader in her elementary school orchestra. She was the youngest to be invited to play in the Lancaster County All City Orchestra after only a month of playing. She joined the Advanced Orchestra at Rocky Mountain Middle School in sixth grade, and is now playing with the Wasatch High Chamber Orchestra. While she loves to perform, she also enjoys just playing for fun. Music is her life, and she hopes to be able to share her joy of music with others. Outside of violin, she is the color guard captain in the Wasatch High School marching band. She also loves traveling, reading, playing ukulele, and spending time with her family.

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Lilly Lovett

Violin Teacher

Lilly Lovett has been playing the violin ever since she joined an orchestra in sixth grade and has enjoyed every minute! She currently loves to play in the Wasatch High Chamber Orchestra, which had the chance to perform for the State Orchestra Festival. Lilly received superior ratings at the State Solo and Ensemble Region Festival.  She has also taken part in Lyceum music festivals as the first chair of Symphonic Strings.  She performs with the Lyceum Festival Orchestra, which is the highest-level orchestra that they offer.  Lilly is extremely passionate about the violin and deeply appreciates music. It has changed her life in so many amazing ways. She is constantly looking for new opportunities to improve her performance abilities and wants to help others learn to love it too! Lilly hopes to inspire students to love their instrument as much as she does while they strengthen their skills and grow to become more confident players. Other than playing the violin, Lilly loves to listen to music, spend time with her family and friends, and visit new places. 

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