Catherine has been working for Portsmouth Music Service since September 2003 and became a Senior Leader in September 2009. She manages instrumental and curriculum staff and is responsible for the Ready 4 Music Whole Class Ensemble Teaching programme. Catherine provides support to Heads of Music at secondary schools and colleges and organises showcase performances for their pupils. She also composes children's songs and is responsible for compiling and editing the Hub's award winning songbooks. Prior to joining the Music Service Catherine gained a BA Music and MA Musicology at the University of Exeter, and studied with some of the UK's leading classical saxophonists.