QMA Instructor: Brendan McLean

Brendan McLean has been with Quest Musique for 5 years teaching guitar, bass and ukulele lessons. To fit the needs of his students Brendan teaches an array of musical genres while focusing on musical theory and sight-reading. Classically trained at a young age, Brendan has performed at numerous music festivals and has won awards at the Winnipeg Music Festival and received a regional silver medal from the Royal Conservatory of Music.

In addition to his classical training, Brendan has studied with some of Winnipeg’s top jazz guitarists and has won soloist awards at the Brandon Jazz Festival. Apart from his musical education, he has performed locally with a notable punk/ska group and for several years has led small ensemble performances by students at Quest Musique recitals. His ongoing success as a music teacher derives from his rapport with the students and the ability to provide a comfortable and relaxed learning atmosphere.