Katie loves her work as a teacher and educator. She is currently based in Winchester, having recently moved from South West London. She has a private teaching practice (partly online since the coronavirus pandemic), and in London worked as a community singing facilitator for Find Your Voice leading singing groups for young children, and also for stroke survivors.
Katie believes that every pupil requires an individual tailored approach to learning singing, as no two people have the same motivations and way of thinking. Her mission is to above all instil a love of singing and music-making for whatever repertoire at whatever stage of vocal development. Katie enjoys teaching a wide age range (8 up to retired), and a wide variety of styles: classical, music theatre, folk and pop.
Beginning with building up her teaching work from home in Oxford in 2014, Katie's teaching practice grew to include posts at Wychwood School and D'Overbroek's School in Oxford as a peripatetic singing teacher (2014-18). In 2015-16 she also co-led a community singing group at the Ark T centre, Oxford.
As part of her MMus Vocal Performance at Birmingham Conservatoire, in 2016-17 Katie undertook a Pedagogy Module and placements with Birmingham Music Service, passing it with Distinction. She is a member of both the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) and the Association of Teachers of Singing (AOTOS). With AOTOS she undertakes regular CPD courses to keep up to date with the latest developments in vocal pedagogy.
In London, Katie also participated in much community music making locally, creating a weekly online children's music session for St Paul's Parkside church during the pandemic which became 'in person' in 2021. She is part of the Songs on Wheels choir who bring feel-good music into care settings, singing both as part of the ensemble and as a soloist. Katie also created a series of videos featuring vocal warm ups and explanations of singing technique for the choir.
Katie very much hopes to continue with lots of community music in Winchester!