Katie received her Master’s degree in Classical String Performance from the Irish World Music Centre, University of Limerick, Ireland; and her Bachelor of Music degree in Performance from Ithaca College.
In 2004, Katie graduated from the the Alexander Alliance School in Philadelphia (now the Philadelphia School for Alexander Technique), a three-year intensive training program with Bruce Fertman and Martha Hansen Fertman. In November 2013, Katie completed the training requirements to become a member of AmSAT (American Society for the Alexander Technique), studying with Kathy Miranda at ATS (Alexander Technique of Syracuse).
Since moving to Rochester in 2003, Katie has had a full studio of cello students. Since 2004, Katie has taught Alexander Technique lessons and workshops privately as well as at the Eastman School of Music, the Eastman Summer Trombone Institute, the New Directions Cello Festival, the University of Buffalo, Nazareth College, Rochester Institute of Technology, the Hochstein School of Music and Dance, the Kingfisher Theater, Rochester Bass Retreat, the University of Rochester inspireDANCE Festival, and the Suzuki Guitar retreat at Silver Bay. She teaches the AT portion of the Embodied Resources through Somatic Practices class on the University of Rochester River Campus. In addition, Katie teaches an Alexander Technique class at the Eastman School of Music, as well as her popular week-long course in the summer (see below for details).
Katie is delighted to work with anyone interested in Alexander Technique. She has a special interest in teaching Alexander Technique to children, and is very inspired by the work of the Alexander Technique teachers Sue Merry and Sue Holladay.