Kathleen started to play the piano at the age of four. She was accepted into the Junior Department of the Royal Manchester College of Music at the age of ten where she studied piano and flute. Kathleen continued her studies at the RNCM and, after graduating, she chose to specialise in accompaniment, studying with John Wilson and David Lloyd. Kathleen was the accompanist with the Manchester Boys’ Choir, a post she held for 20 years. She travelled extensively with them, performing in Canada, Russia, Australia, USA and many European cities. Kathleen now works freelance in the Manchester area, working with several local choirs and teaching piano privately. For several years she has been a repetiteur at the Cranley Choral Week in Surrey.