Lillian Van Rees

Double Bass

North Kirkwood Middle School

Lillian Van Rees is a 13-year-old freshman attending Kirkwood High School where she is a member of the Symphonic Orchestra program.  At age 5 she began studying piano and has studied double bass for the past four years with Mr. Patrick Jackson.  In addition to her private studies and school orchestras, she has also been a member of Webster University’s Community Music School program for the past three years.  At that venue she first performed in the String Orchestra (6th grade) and then moved on to the Young People’s Concert Orchestra (7th and 8th grades).  Lilly had the honor of being the principal bass 2016/2017.  When not busy with her music, Lilly enjoys playing volleyball, as well as spending time with family and friends.  Lilly would like to thank Mr. Patrick Jackson for his dedication and commitment to pushing her to pursue her passion for music.