Lee started playing the flute at age 11 when she entered secondary school. She lived and grew up in North London till the age of 18 when she moved to Scotland. Lee has always been passionate about education and her first job was on the West coast of Scotland in Campbeltown, where for 2 years she worked as the musicianship specialist for NYCoS in 7 primary schools, including an island school on Gigha. During this time she also studied for a diploma in early years education specialising in Kodaly education through Roehampton University and The British Kodaly Academy.
After this time she moved to Glasgow where she studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and gained both Bmus and Mmus (Dist).
Lee regularly freelances with the Orchestra of Scottish Opera, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. She also hugely enjoys chamber music, performing with the Monzani trio and the Holland and Savaloni Duo with flute and guitar.
Lee finds teaching incredibly rewarding and in the past has worked for NYCoS in Glasgow as well as Campbeltown, the RSNO junior chorus and now as well as working for Big Noise works for the Early years department of the RCS.
Born in 1982, Annabel grew up in North Aberdeenshire. In 1999, Annabel attended Douglas Academy Music School where she began her studies in composition and continued studies in piano and cello. Annabel was awarded an entrance scholarship to study composition at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, graduating in 2005 and later studying music leadership as a postgraduate.
Annabel felt drawn to working as a musician within the areas of community and education, gaining formative experiences through GSMD CONNECT, with projects including work in East London primary and secondary schools as a music workshop leader and as a composer within the Wigmore Hall's community and outreach department. To deepen her knowledge in working with people through music, Annabel continued her postgraduate studies on the music therapy masters course at Queen Margaret University.
From 2009, Annabel gained a range of professional experience as a music therapist, primarily working with children with communication difficulties and in the context of child and family centres and social work provision. Annabel has worked as a Big Noise musician, specialising in musicianship since 2014.