Katharine Le Mée has explored a number of "career choices"-mother, teacher, author, and healer. Her formal education includes a B.A. in French, an M.A. in General Linguistics, both from the University of Rochester, and a Ph.D. in Romance Philology from Columbia University. In addition, she has completed certification in Pastoral Care and Counseling at the Blanton Peale Graduate Institutes of Religion and Health in New York City and has taken numerous courses in modalities that utilize the self-healing properties of the human energy field.
Katharine has taught French and Language Teaching Methodology at the University of Rochester, Columbia University, and Baruch College (CUNY) and also in high schools in New York and New Jersey. In the summer of 1993 she was invited by the faculty of the Technical University in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russia to lecture on Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages to a group of instructors coming from all parts of what was then the Soviet Union.
In 1994 Katharine was asked by her friend Toinette Lippe, editorial director of Bell Tower, an imprint of Random House, to write a book that would explain to the general public what they were really listening to when they put on the popular recording "Chant" sung by the Benedictine monks of Santo Domingo de Silos in Spain -a CD that topped the pop charts and eventually made its way into sixty different countries, purchased by over six million people. The result, Chant: The Origins, Form, Practice, and Healing Power of Gregorian Chant was widely appreciated in the United States and abroad and was translated into Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese and Dutch.