Led by Executive Director Lindsay Taylor and Artistic Director Brian Nelson, Queen Bee Music Association's mission is to support musicians in every stage of their career, no matter age, aspiration, or ability.

The idea for Queen Bee came about while working together at Swallow Hill Music in Denver, CO, the second largest folk music school in the country and presenter of more than 275 concerts a year. After honing their skills within the Denver music community, the duo relocated to Santa Fe in late 2017, with the founding of Queen Bee following in early 2019. 


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 kids explore their own talents and possibilities. A proven leader in the nonprofit sector, she is also the Director of Institutional Advancement for the Santa Fe Botanical Garden, and serves on the Board of Directors for New Mexico Folk Music & Dance Society.

Artistic 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 fifteen. 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 also works for the online music publication Rootfire.

Brandon Fitzpatrick, President

Anna Sullivan, Secretary

Melanie Garcia, Treasurer