Originally hailing from Adelaide, Kate has been part of the music scene in Ballarat for the past fifteen years. Kate started her music life as an eight-year-old taking advantage of the free music lessons offered in public schools by the South Australian government. Her love of music blossomed through participation in that programme and Kate's passion for providing children with positive musical opportunities led her to the profession of teaching music. Whilst viola is her most loved instrument, Kate currently teaches violin and viola at Ballarat Grammar.
Kate is a regular player in the Ballarat Symphony Orchestra and enjoys the continued musical learning and stimulation the orchestra provides.