Asheville-based contemporary musician Gabrielle Tee has a passion for creating and teaching music. She started piano lessons at age 6 and began composing original songs at age 10. Her musical palette expanded as she studied violin, guitar, and percussion. 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 through her church at age 16, ran her own 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.


As a composer, she has recorded several albums, including two full-length solo projects, Try Me and Find My Way. Additionally, she works as a silent film composer and accompanist through the Silent Sundays film series. A life-longer learner, Gabrielle holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Jazz and Contemporary Music, and has additional training from The Royal Academy of Music and Frances Clark Center for Piano Pedagogy. 




Whether composing for her film, playing piano in jazz combos, or leading student rock bands; collaboration and genuine self-expression are the driving forces behind all of her musical endeavors. 

Composing for Different Strokes Performing Arts Collective
Ben Folds tribute at The Mothlight
Gabrielle, age 4
Headshot 2019
Gabrielle, age 4