guitarist, instructor & Founder

 
 

Lee Priddy is a guitarist based in the Annapolis/Baltimore/DC region. He started playing guitar at age 12 learning Rush, Santana, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Van Halen, Joe Satriani, and anything that he could find that inspired him. He began performing professionally at age 15 with some high school friends. By the time he was 19 he was playing in bands with seasoned professionals and started touring at age 21. Lee has studied Jazz at AACC, PJC, and Towson University plus under a handful of teachers, including Jim Cunningham (U.S. Navy & local legend) and Sheryl Bailey (Berklee Instructor, featured in Guitar Player Magazine). He plays fluently in the styles of rock, jazz, fusion, funk, R & B, Blue, Caribbean, and Latin.

His playing has taken him from the southeast thru the mid Atlantic region playing in notable venues such as Club La Villa in Panama City, The Dock in Jackson Mississippi. He has graced the same stage as Prince, Cheap Trick, Hootie and the Blowfish, The Counting Crows, BB King, and many more.Lately can be seen performing at local festivals and venues such as Eastportarockin’, Nextival, Burgers & Bands For Suicide Prevention (talent booker), MD Food Truck Festival, Anne Arundel County Fair, First Sunday Arts Festival, Busk at Dusk, Baltimore Soundstage, Rams Head On Stage, Rams Head Live, Union Stage, The Hamilton, 49 West, and others alongside notable acts including Jimi Haha, Kelly Bell Band, John Van Dyke, Dean Rosenthal, Starbelly, Amber North, and many more.

Whether it's performing with a band, playing a solo gig, teaching, or just strumming by the campfire, Lee's easy-going mannerisms and dedication to his craft have inspired countless students to realize their own musical potential, goals, and dreams. Apart from the Priddy Music Academy, he has also been the guitar instructor at Indian Creek School in Crownsville, Maryland, where he conducted after-school music programs. Lee also serves as a clinician in guitar workshops. He is credited with helping several students get accepted to music programs at Berklee, Towson, UMBC, and Peabody Conservatory.

Lee is currently is a member of Area 301, John Van Dyke Band, Mac + Blue, and The Linwood Battle Band. He also fills in on short notice for several bands.

His recording credits include several side projects and a self-produced album entitled, "Colors of Rhythm" by the Melons. Currently, he is recording with Mac + Blue, Area 301 (Maryland Music Awards 2016 Best R & B Hip Hop Band), Linwood Battle Band, and a solo project he hopes to complete this year.

The Recording Artist

His recording credits include several side projects and a self-produced album entitled, "Colors of Rhythm" by the Melons. Currently, he is working on a solo project he hopes to complete this year. However, the school and his students remain his top priority.

The Teacher

Whether it's performing with a band, playing a solo gig, teaching, or just strumming by the campfire, Lee's easy-going mannerisms and dedication to his craft have inspired countless students to realize their own musical potential, goals, and dreams. Apart from the Priddy Music Academy, he has also been the guitar instructor at Indian Creek School in Crownsville, Maryland, where he conducted after-school music programs. Lee also serves as a clinician in guitar workshops. He is credited with helping several students get accepted to music programs at Berklee, Towson, UMBC, and Peabody Conservatory.