Katherine McLemore

Katherine M.

Oklahoma City, OK

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About

Katherine delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5 to 20

Teaching since:
2000

I've been playing the piano since I was big enough to touch the keys. I grew up in a fun, loving, musical family and music has always been my life and my passion. I have 4 kids, ages 4, 5, 13 an 17! I love working with children and exploring their gifts and talents to help them be as musical as they can be. I like to have fun in lessons and reward children as they excel in music, whether it's on piano or oboe.

I teach year round and am very flexible when it comes to vacations, holidays, etc. It's great for kids to start lessons over the summer so they can dedicate more time to learning the instrument.

I've been playing oboe in the Oklahoma City Philharmonic since 2000 and just completed my first year of Instructor of Oboe at Oklahoma City University. I graduated from OCU with a Bachelor of Music in Oboe Performance and a minor in Piano Performance. I was a church pianist/organist for years and started teaching piano to children in 2000 through the OCU Performing Arts Academy. I went on to form my own piano studio. I love working with children because I love kids and I enjoy helping a child to learn to play such a beautiful instrument.

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Experience

Instructor of Oboe
Aug 2017 - Present
Oklahoma City University

Third Oboe
Sep 2000 - Present
Oklahoma City Philharmonic

Instructor of Oboe
Aug 2005 - May 2011
University of Central Oklahoma

Church Organist/Pianist
Jun 1995 - May 1997
Putnam City Christian Church

Played for church services, weddings, funerals and extra performances .

Church Pianist
Oct 1992 - Apr 1995
Quail Springs United Methodist Church

Education

One year of study for Oboe Performance Certificate
Sep 1997 - May 1998
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London, England
Bachelor of Music in Oboe Performance, Minor in Piano Performance
Aug 1991 - Dec 1995
Oklahoma City University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

Alpha Chi Omega
Sep 1992

Alpha Chi Omega is at the forefront of women’s fraternal organizations as we strive to position our members for success both today and in the future. The Foundation’s mission is to support the educational and philanthropic purposes of Alpha Chi Omega through effective fundraising and stewardship of financial resources.

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Cheyenne Sep 2, 2018
Piano · In studio

I highly recommend Katherine McLemore as a teacher. She teaches my two daughters and they love her! She's really great with kids and pushes them to learn but in a way they respond to. They also love going to the college for lessons. It's great for them to have that kind of exposure.

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Amie May 9, 2018
Oboe · In studio

Katherine teaches in a very relaxed environment, gives great feedback, and is an excellent player herself. Whether you are a beginner or advanced student, taking lessons from her is sure to be beneficial!!

Jeanie May 6, 2018
Classical Piano · In studio

She is amazing and very talented! Wants her students to do well and is very creative in her approach. Does a great job with my kids!

rex May 2, 2018
Piano · In studio

initially it was difficult getting a suitable schedule to meet our needs time wise.When we eventually agreed on a time frame its been very fruitful and I'm really impressed.

Davon Apr 27, 2018
Oboe · In studio

I highly recommend Katherine as a teacher. Being a multiple woodwind player, I have the privilege to study with many professionals and Katherine is definitely in my top list of professors. Her knowledge of the oboe and music shows in lessons/studio and in her performances with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. If I ever had a problem with technique, phrasing, practicing, or even a reed, she was there, eager and happy to address the problem and provide multiple solutions.

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