After taking up the piano at an early age, Kate began vocal studies in her teens before going on to study voice and piano at the London College of Music. Kate furthered her opera studies with British Youth Opera and the Welsh Opera School, and in her early career, undertook engagements as an oratorio and concert soloist. Despite her classical upbringing, Kate’s true passion has always been rock and indie music. Consequently, she has had a varied performing career, working with artists as diverse as Imogen Heap, Jim Diamond, the English Concert orchestra and Murder By Death, and in venues such as The Royal Albert Hall, The Royal Opera House and Ronnie Scott’s - along with countless basement music dives! For several years Kate was a singer and pianist in indie group The Peryls with whom she wrote and recorded EP’s and albums which are published by Tummy Touch Music. Their music has featured on BBC radio 6 and has been used in adverts, TV and films in Europe and America. She continues to write and record music for various projects.
As a music educator, Kate has over 20 years experience as a freelance vocal coach, specialising in contemporary vocal styles. Her students come from all walks of life and range from beginners to professionals. Kate particularly enjoys working with actors and dancers and is sought after as an audition coach and vocal technician. After examining the Rock and Pop syllabus for several years, in 2021 Kate became the Lead Senior Examiner for Music at Trinity College London. This role involves overseeing training, standardisation and monitoring of the examiner panel, alongside syllabus and product development.