Kat began learning violin and piano at age 4. She studied both instruments, as well as viola, at Wilfrid Laurier University, and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree on both violin and viola. Kat has toured Europe twice with the Niagara Youth Orchestra, and Canada once with the National Youth Orchestra of Canada. She was also a member of the National Academy Orchestra of Canada, under the late Boris Brott, for many years. Now, a freelance musician, Kat enjoys playing with various groups, including Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Niagara Symphony, Jeans n’ Classics, and others. She also teaches violin and piano, and plays fiddle in her band, Chandler McQuade with Kat.