Owner/Teacher vocals, guitar. The Roxies band coach
Cathy founded U-Rock Music School in 1997. Her lifelong love of all things musical started very early. She asked Santa for her first guitar at age 7; the next year she asked neighborhood kids to pay a nickel to listen to her sing and play along to records in her basement. They paid. She loved it. Since that time, Cathy, a professional accredited musician, teacher and lead singer of numerous bands since 1979, including most recently, SpiderKillers, is a shining example of living your passion. Cathy continues to work as a professional musician while also teaching her many students to sing, write music and play guitar. Her extensive musical background also includes songwriting and recording. Cathy studied Voice under Donna Nolan at Concordia University’s Music Department and also has a degree in Music Production and Sound Engineering from the Trebas Institute of Recording Arts & Sciences in Montreal. She has won many awards and competitions for her original songs and continues to inspire her students to express themselves through their own music. Her passion for teaching has allowed her to share her enthusiasm for music education with more than 1,000 guitar and vocal students over the years. Having grown up in the Montreal music scene, Cathy is also fluently bilingual.
Both Cathy & Brian have passed a Vulnerable Sector Check with the Ottawa Police, this is an essential and valuable safety precaution for anyone working with children.