Mrs. Kathleen A. Gallagher-McLellan

Violin Teacher

Kathleen Gallagher-McLellan

SAA Member

Kathleen Gallagher started playing the violin within the Suzuki method at the age of five.  She attended the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy for her high school studies, where she had the honor of being concertmaster for the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra. Kathleen then went on to study violin performance at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, where she had the pleasure of studying with Frank Huang and participate in a quartet program coached by the highly talented Ying Quartet.  She has also had the opportunity to travel and perform throughout Austria, Hungary, and most of the continental US. 

Kathleen found her way to Oklahoma, where she focused on teaching violin.  Kathleen has been trained in the Suzuki method and continues to attend various Suzuki teaching workshops to further develop her skills. She has taught for the Sarasota Suzuki Institute, the Sooner Strings program at the University of Oklahoma, McMichael’s music, the Preparatory Program at Oklahoma Baptist University, Norman School for Strings, and out of her home.  She has also performed with the Enid Symphony and was the Oklahoma Baptist University Shawnee Community Orchestra concertmaster. 

Currently, Kathleen is building her private studio in Sacramento, California. She also serves as the applied violin instructor at Cosumnes River College. She continues to commit to lifelong learning by attending the California State University Sacramento School of Music, where she both studies and serves as a teaching assistant to Professor Anna Presler.