wes nelson

At age nine, Wes picked up the bass and found a passion for music. This inspired him to quickly start performing and, a few years later, he decided to take up the guitar and piano as well. Wes is currently earning degrees in Jazz Studies and Music Business at Elmhurst College and performs regularly in countless rock bands, orchestras, and jazz bands, He has shared the stage with the likes of Doc Severinsen, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and many others. Wes has also won various awards, one of them being the Outstanding Soloist award at the 50th Annual Elmhurst College Jazz Fest. He is excited to share his experience and knowledge at Lessons By Brooke & Company. "My goal is to unlock a passion deep within each student for making music, leading them to a lifetime of joy and fulfillment."

"If I could play any instrument other than the ones I already do, it would be the cello. Whether it's being played as part of a group or individually, it always sounds beautiful. Not to mention, cellists are always very quirky, sweet people!"

BAss, guitar, music theory, piano & ukulele