• Piano Private Instruction

 Shawn Reed         shawn.r@nashvillenotes.org

Shawn Reed currently serves as the Assistant Conductor of the Concert Orchestra at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) where she is earning her Masters in Music, specializing in Orchestral Conducting.  Having received her Bachelors degree in Piano Performance from Colorado Mesa University in her early twenties, she has spent the time in-between her collegiate studies: teaching music, running worship departments, giving private lessons, raising a family, and traveling extensively with her husband as worship leaders and worship team consultants.


Shawn has a passion for developing the God-given gifts in people and is excited to be a part of the amazing team at Nashville Notes!

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Lisa Skinner                 l.skinner@nashvillenotes.org

Originally from Ohio, Lisa Skinner earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Bowling Green State University.  She has been a regular elementary classroom teacher in both public and private schools since 1984, with time taken off to raise her own children.  Growing up in a musical household and with a background in piano and choral music, Lisa also served as a Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade general music teacher for eight years.  As an experienced teacher and mother of five she understands the vital importance of giving young children the opportunity to learn about and participate in the fine arts.  Lisa’s  philosophy of musical instruction is, “God gave us the wonderful gift of music which touches the heart, and when experienced at an early age, brings out the best in children.”  


Prior to relocating to the Nashville area, Lisa served as a Sunday school teacher and children’s choir director at her church.  In her spare time she enjoys studying God’s Word, reading, cooking and spending time with her children and husband of over 30 years.  



  • Woodwinds Private Instruction

Simon Yeh                    simon.y@nashvillenotes.org

Originally from California MD, Simon Yeh is a Nashville based saxophonist, woodwind doubler, arranger, composer, and producer. Simon is currently the saxophonist for artist Danny Gokey, and has worked alongside many other artists/groups including Michael W. SmithChris TomlinToby MacMandisaT. Grahm BrownDenver and the Mile High OrchestraJasmin MurrayEvan CraftRedimi2Coby James, and many more. Simon is also saxophonist/horn arranger for Nashville Based super band UNIVERSAL CRUSH as well as an active member of several other Nashville based show bands.

In addition to working with artists/bands in a live setting, Simon can be found in the studio recording for various artists in many different genres from classical to jazz to pop, and much more.  While in the studio, Simon has had the chance to play along side and learn from some of the worlds best horn players and session musicians. Simon is one of the co-founders of Nashville based horn section, BNA Horns.

While Simon keeps a very busy performance schedule, he also spends a lot of his time in Music Education with over 10 yrs of teaching experience. Simon is currently on faculty at Lipscomb University where he teaches saxophone, woodwind doubling, jazz ensemble, as well as Aural Skills and other various music classes.