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"When it comes to classical music there is an awful lot to pass on...much more than Mozart, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky...because classical music is an unbroken living tradition that goes back over a thousand years; and every one of those years has had something unique and powerful to say to us about what it's like to be alive" - Michael Tilson Thomas, from Music and Emotion Through Time

Welcome to my Site...

My name is Katie McNamee-Oliver.  I am a classically trained pianist, and I have been teaching private (in-home and virtual) piano lessons to children and adults in the Conejo Valley since 2003.  Current and potential students can use my site to:

Learn more about me and my teaching style

Understand what to expect from lessons

Make the most of practice time

Find great resources about music and its benefits


As a teacher, I'm fortunate to be able to work with each of my students one on one. It allows me to tailor lessons to my student's particular needs and goals, and to meet them where they are at on any given day.  I teach essentials of classical piano playing, including music reading, rhythm, music theory, and piano playing technique. I also work hard to help students learn the not so obvious lessons that come with studying an instrument..lessons about themselves and lessons about life...that I believe will stay with them long after their lessons with me have ended.   

If you or your children are considering taking piano lessons...whether it be for the first time, or for the first time in a long time...please take a look through my site.  If you have additional questions for me, or if you'd like to set up a trial lesson, I'd be happy to talk with you. 

I always offer a trial lesson at half price!

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