Catherine is a Recorder Professor and Alexander Technique Teacher at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she teaches on the MWPB (Move Well, Play Better) course and Professional Studies for first year music undergraduates. She also teaches the Alexander Technique at Eton College. Catherine co-chairs the ‘Alexander in Education’ STAT special interest group promoting the work and setting up specific projects. She spoke on the education panels at the 2018 International Congress for AT in Chicago and the 2016 AT in Music Conference at Trinity Laben Conservatoire in London, and has recently organised the 2021 Alexander Technique Conference for Musicians. She regularly gives workshops, for example on the Rudolfus Choral Courses, Leicester MusicFest and European Recorder Teachers Association. Catherine has worked as an external examiner for Trinity Laben Conservatoire, as well as adjudicating in the UK and Hong Kong.

As a freelance musician, Catherine enjoys performing and recording with a variety of ensembles. She is a founder member of The Flautadors recorder quartet, and the award winning medieval and renaissance ensemble Concanentes. With these two chamber groups, she has performed in many of the major festivals in Europe including York, Barcelona and Bruges Early Music Festivals and toured extensively in the UK, The Netherlands, Ireland and France. Catherine has given solo recitals and masterclasses all over the UK playing in the Royal Festival Hall, Purcell Room and Pump Room in Bath, as well as performing with several orchestras including the English National Opera, the Retrospect Ensemble and the National Chamber Orchestra of Wales.

Catherine studied the Alexander Technique with the late Walter Carrington at the Constructive Teaching Centre in London (the longest established training school in the world) graduating in July 2005, and has continued her study of AT with John Nicholls, Ilana Machover and Jane Saunderson. She undertook postgraduate study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Pamela Thorby where she won the 1997 Portallion Chamber Music Prize with guitarist Arngeir Hauksson, and in 1999 the Deutsche Bank Pyramid Award (with Concanentes). Prior to that Catherine graduated from the University of Hull in 1995 with a BMus Honours degree and was awarded the Andrew Brown Memorial Prize in Music (for the highest performance recital mark). Catherine was then invited to remain in Hull as a specialist recorder tutor for the music department.