About Kathy

Hello …. I’m Kathy Lollar. Let me tell you about myself. I recently retired after 30 years as a public school music teacher in my hometown of Odessa, Texas. My career in public school music education provided me the opportunity to work with elementary, middle school and high school students. Additionally, I have maintained a private piano and voice studio for over three decades. I have instructed college students at Odessa Junior College and The University of Texas of the Permian Basin. In contrast, I have taught Kindermusik for families of small children since 2007. My retirement from public school education has allowed me the chance to fulfill my dream of bringing the music academy concept to the families of the Permian Basin. I am proud to own the West Texas Music Studio which employs some of the finest music educators in the Odessa – Midland area. Music students of all ages are offered courses in piano, voice, guitar and percussion.  Listening to children sing, watching them dance, and hearing them play does my heart good. Witnessing the work of fine music teachers makes me proud of my profession.

Professional Vitae

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Education – University of Texas of the Permian Basin
  • Master of Arts Degree in Elementary Education – University of Texas of the Permian Basin
  • Texas All-levels music teacher certification grades K – 12
  • Texas classroom teacher certification grades 1 – 8
  • Retired in May, 2010 after 30 year career in music education with the Ector County Independent School District
  • Private music studio owner for 35 years
  • Past Vice President of the Texas Choral Directors’ Association
  • Texas Education Agency – Regional Secondary Teacher of the Year – 2001
  • Director of choirs invited to perform at state convention of the Texas Music Educators’ Association in 1997, 2000 and 2006
  • Director of invited choirs performing at regional convention of the Southwestern Division Conference of the American Choral Directors’ Association in 2002 and 2010
  • Member of: Texas Music Educators’ Association
  • Member of: American Choral Director’s Association
  • Member of: Texas Choral Directors’ Association
  • Member of: Texas Music Adjudicators’ Association
  • Owner – Education Director:  West Texas Music Academy