Kathryn studied for her BA (Hons) degree in Music and Performing Arts at Lancaster University where she specialised in singing and trained under Hillary Jackson, tutor from Opera North. She performed regularly as a solo artist as well as with the Cecilia Choir touring Europe and performing on radio. During this time she attended various workshops and vocal masterclasses led by various internationally renowned artists including Sir Thomas Allen. She then gained her PGCE in teaching Music and Drama at Liverpool University.
Kathryn is currently Head of Music at Ashton Community Science College, Preston, where she has taught since 2001. She is also currently musical director for the Freckleton Village Singers and choral leader for The Kirkham Music Centre Choir, supported by Lancashire Music Service.
She has worked as a music and drama teacher in secondary schools, a singing teacher for Lancashire Music Service, a vocal workshop leader, and a wider opportunities music teacher in primary schools through singing.
Kathryn is also in demand as a solo artist at concerts, weddings and functions and loves to sing a wide variety of music from classical to jazz.
Kathryn is a member of the Association of British Choral Directors where she has gained the Extended Choral Conducting Course at Intermediate Level qualification in choral conducting, and where she regularly attends courses and workshops in choral singing with various leading practitioners.
The choir is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and Kathryn has been musical director of The Kirkham Singers since it began in 2001. She has gained enormous satisfaction from her involvement with the choir, has loved every minute, and looks forward to its continuing success in the future.