Renee Boone owner, voice, piano, Kindermusik educator
Renee has been lucky to have music in her life as long as she can remember; singing in choirs, playing the piano, and marching in the high school band led to a career in music and teaching. Renee graduated from Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor of Music degree in music therapy and a Master of Sacred Music degree. She is a Board Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC) and a licensed Kindermusik educator. Renee has studied voice with master teachers in Dallas, New York, and Paris and has had the honor to sing for audiences across the country. She has taught voice, piano, guitar and musical theatre; worked as a music therapist in private practice; and directed choirs with students of all ages. Most recently Renee served as the Director of Arts Education Programs for the Oklahoma Arts Council. Renee, her husband Mike, and their son Luke are proud to call Oklahoma City home. Renee believes that any person, regardless of age or ability, can have a life full of music. Her private lessons and Kindermusik classes open doors to a lifetime of music making.
Lindsay Lauridson Kindermusik educator
Lindsay is thrilled to be continuing her music education career with Alma and Kindermusik. Lindsay graduated from Austin College (Bachelor of Arts in vocal music) and the University of Oklahoma (Master of Music Education in vocal music). She has had the honor of performing with incredible choirs and orchestras in Austria and Ireland as well as touring the Pacific Northwest with a national children's theatre. She is a certified music educator and taught vocal music in the Colorado public school system for several years. Lindsay is passionate about musical theatre and loves to be involved in any capacity from performing and directing to set construction and light design. Lindsay, her husband Trent, and their son Calvin have recently relocated from Denver, Colorado back to OKC, where Lindsay was born and raised.
Courtney Monk Kindermusik educator
After 10 years of teaching orchestra in Putnam City Schools, Courtney is looking forward to continuing her career in music education with the Alma Music Studio and Kindermusik. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Instrumental Music Education from Oklahoma City University. Having travelled to Europe and China on orchestra tours, Courtney now enjoys performing around Oklahoma with the Enid Symphony Orchestra, the XCell String Quartet and various local musicians. Courtney also teaches private string lessons and works as a clinician with local student orchestras. Along with her husband, Dru, and her two daughters, Elise and Evangeline, Courtney is proud to call Oklahoma City home. She is excited to share her love of music with the Alma Music Studio families.
Kristin Denker Kindermusik educator
Kristin has a bachelor of music in vocal music education from Oklahoma State University and holds teaching licenses in vocal music, speech/drama/debate, English and social studies. She has directed middle school choirs, created the first middle school piano lab for a local district, and taught pre-k. She is maintains a thriving piano and voice studio, is currently a staff pianist at Von Maur, as well as an accompanist and an active member of the music teachers' community in the area. Kristin and her husband Tom live in Oklahoma City with their three rescue animals. She had a very musical childhood in Texas and is thrilled to be able to pass along those great experiences to others!