Woodwind specialist, teacher and community musician
Katie is a multi-instrumentalist from Birmingham UK. After her classical training at the Birmingham Conservatoire, Katie followed her interest of instrumental folk music traditions through seminars, self study, private lessons and travel. She now plays in many bands and ensembles in the Midlands and South West which span a divergent range of styles such as balkan, Bulgarian, Klezmer, Irish, Brazilian and Arabic. As well as the clarinet, saxophone and flute, Katie also plays Irish whistle and flute, Bulgarian kaval and Arabic ney. She regularly tours the UK with a large range of different acts playing at arts centres, on the festival circuit and a number of rural touring schemes. Please see musical projects page for more details and links. Aside from her active performing and recording life, Katie has taught the clarinet, flute and saxophone in schools and privately and around the Birmingham area for over 10 years. She also is a freelance community musician.