Cathy received her Masters Degree from the Child Study Department at Tufts University, where she also minored in music. She has worked for years as a teacher, tutor and clinician and in recent years, has melded her teaching skills with her musical interests and has been teaching fiddle students and conducting workshops, including Culture for Kids at Passim and The New England Folk Festival. Cathy performs at dances and other events all over the East coast and South with her bands, The Rhythm Method String Band, Grand Bois Cajun Band and The Dead Sea Squirrels, as well as with other musicians. She has won at the Lowell Fiddle and Banjo contest, and been on the staff at several dance/music camps. For the past 13 years, she has been studying and playing southern fiddle styles, including Appalachian and the Cajun and Creole music of Southwest Louisiana. She has studied Cajun and Appalachian fiddle with a number of traditional and revival master musicians from both areas.