Victoria Lee MDIV. MM. BM

A native of Malaysia, Victoria started teaching piano at the age of thirteen after receiving her Associate Diploma in Piano from Trinity College of London (equivalent to an American Associate degree) and ABRSM from The Royal School of Music (one of the leading conservatoires in the world). At the age of 19, Victoria attended Oklahoma City University as a scholarship recipient. She studied under a renowned piano teacher, Ernestine Scott, who has greatly influenced her style of performing and teaching. This close-knit mentoring relationship started at the very first piano lesson as Ernestine was intrigued by Victoria’s playing of classical masterpieces reflecting the wondrous nature of Borneo Islands full of trees, rivers, colors, and rhythm of life. Ever since, Victoria became one of Ernestine’s favorite piano students and was given many opportunities to perform and compete, including a full house performance of Saint-Saens Piano Concerto No. 2 accompanied by the Oklahoma City University Orchestra. Victoria received her B.A. and M.A. in Piano Performance in a short four years. She has been a professional member of the Oklahoma Music Teacher Association for the past 25+ years. 


Victoria served as an adjunct professor at Oklahoma City University for three years. She also taught piano at Mid America Bible College and served as choir accompanist. For 10 years, she served as the director of the piano department for Brook May Music Company, Sherman Clay Music Company, and Larsen Music, teaching the Yamaha group and private lessons. Victoria established her own private piano studio in 1995. She has been a prominent piano teacher in Oklahoma City for decades and cultivated a passion for music for hundreds of students.  Many of her students won numerous piano competitions and received the highest achievement in district and state auditions. 


The footprint of music has been resonating throughout Victoria’s life. Victoria started playing piano for the children’s Sunday school at her father’s church at the age of 7.  She directed the youth choir from age 12 to 18.  During college, she organized a touring International Student Christian choir for 3 years, performing at many campuses across Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, and Texas. Victoria is also actively involved in her church. She directed the Christmas Musical Play at North May Ave Chinese Baptist Church, as well as leading the church choir, praise team, children, and youth ministry at Edmond Chinese International UMC for 20+ years. After completion of seminary studies in Master of Divinity, she was commissioned by the United Methodist denomination and appointed to Charis Alive as an ordained Elder. Victoria is an active member in the community as she launched the first Asian immersion camp in OKC called Charis Character Camp, and other programs such as Charis Academy (Mandarin School), Mission to the Homeless, Meet•Me•Mom, Charis Life group, Wesley English Class, etc.


Victoria and her husband Charles of 20+ years have two sons, Gabriel and Michael. She loves spending time with family and friends, traveling, cooking, and event planning.