21 December, 2023

Love of music drives teen to great heights

Hazeldean-based musician, Lee Crawford-Raby, plays an array of instruments and is keen to offer tuition to young aspiring musicians.

By Liam Hauser

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Lee only just turned 16, but her drive and determination have already enabled her to take giant strides in her chosen field.

Having played the clarinet and bass clarinet since the age of nine, Lee has since branched out to alto saxophone and tenor saxophone.

While still learning and developing her craft, Lee is also passionate about helping others to do likewise.

She is currently doing an accelerated music development program at the Grace Lutheran College, Lee is also tutoring three Kilcoy children on clarinet, alto saxophone and beginner AMEB music theory.

Lee’s tutoring came as a result of setting up a small business named Lee’s Music Tuition, after it became apparent to Lee and her family about a year ago that there were limited opportunities for one-on-one music tuition in the region.

Lee has made it clear that she intends to become a music teacher and conductor after she finishes school, with a focus on teaching beginner students on their instruments and theory.

Having just finished year 10 at Grace Lutheran College, Lee is a student conductor for the school concert band and is principal clarinet for the school’s concert band and woodwind ensembles.

This year, Lee received an award for being first in subject for her year level in Music.

Lee was recently principal clarinet at the State Honours Ensemble Program in Brisbane, and she passed her AMEB 6 board examination for clarinet and AMEB 3 theory examination.

Lee has also been accepted into the Griffith University Young Conservatorium of Music program in Woodwind Orchestra, for the coming year


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