Queen Bee Music Association's mission is to support musicians in every stage of their career, no matter age, aspiration, or ability.
Queen Bee currently offers music classes and private lessons for children and adults, online kids sing alongs, summer camps, and supplementary music programming for schools. During its inaugural year of 2019, Queen Bee served 74 students in Santa Fe, New Mexico and Crested Butte, Colorado, and partnered with the Santa Fe Botanical Garden to present their Sunset Concert Series. The organization is on track to surpass 500 musical engagements in 2021.
Executive Director Lindsay Taylor has worked with thousands of students, teaching theatre, Spanish, folk dance and music. Whether in public schools or summer camps, she loves watching learners of all ages explore their own talents and possibilities. A proven leader in the nonprofit sector, she has worked as Director of Institutional Advancement for the Santa Fe Botanical Garden and Director of Marketing for Swallow Hill Music in Denver. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for New Mexico Folk Music & Dance Society and Santa Fe Classic Theater.
Artistic + Educational Programming Director Brian Nelson is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston where he studied a variety of instruments and musical styles. He has played music for more than 25 years and taught music for 15 years. From West African drum and dance to ukulele sing alongs to guitar lessons for all ages, Nelson brings his passion for music and life into the classroom. In addition to teaching and playing music, he is a sound engineer and writes for online music publication Rootfire and Santa Fean magazine.
Board of Directors
Matt Brown, President
Melanie Garcia, Treasurer
Cristina Salvador, Secretary
Queen Bee Music Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, founded in 2019. Our Federal Tax ID Number is 83-4233514.