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Gabrielle Tee, music instructor and ensemble leader, has a passion for creating and teaching music. She started piano lessons at age 6, and began
composing original songs at age 10. While her peers were playing dress-up, she was playing ‘piano teacher,’ and would recruit any willing family member and friends to be her students. She officially began teaching piano lessons at age 16, ran an independent music studio for 5 years in Kansas City, and has taught at Asheville Music School since 2010. She typically sees 40 students a week, ages 6 to 60, all with unique interests and goals. Her ultimate goal is that each student will leave lessons inspired to practice, and be given the tools to be successful and truly enjoy creating music.
In the vibrant jazz scene of Kansas City, she honed her jazz arrangement and composition skills, and has recorded several albums, including two full-length solo projects, “Try Me” and “Find My Way.” In 2017, Gabrielle completed here BFA in Jazz and Contemporary Music at UNC Asheville. Passionate about learning and growing as a musician, she is on track to graduate with a Masters in Jazz Studies in 2019. Throughout all these experiences, she strives to inspire her students by including them in recordings, performances, presentations, and college visit days.
LESSONS WITH GABRIELLE
I will work with each student to understand their unique interests, needs, and motivation. I bring my love for composing, arranging, theory, and music history into every lesson. I especially enjoy working with students who are interested in contemporary music styles such as pop, rock, and jazz. I also have many years experience serving as a mentor for music-related graduation projects. Helping teenagers and young adults prepare for college auditions and theory tests is a challenge I greatly enjoy!
A typical lesson includes learning a student’s favorite song, while incorporating theory and technique to reinforce concepts from their traditional repertoire. I empower students by helping them set meaningful goals and celebrate all milestones with great joy- be it a performance in a talent show, or the first song they’ve memorized. My ultimate goal is that each student will leave lessons inspired to practice, and be given the tools to be successful and truly enjoy creating music.