Katherine Brookes graduated with a B.A. Hons from the University College Of North Wales, Bangor in 1993, and studied for her P.G.C.E. in secondary education at the University Of East Anglia. Her teaching career began in 1994, she was Head of Music at Caludon Castle School in Coventry becoming Head of Expressive Arts at Hagley Park Sports College in Rugeley in September 2004 .
Having been involved with music since childhood, she was playing recorder at four, won the Cyril Collins Bursary Award for her piano playing at 12, and by 15 was a grade 8 pianist and flautist.
As a supporter of the National Trust she plays at various venues throughout the country, her favourites being Dunster Castle in Somerset, and Calke Abbey in Derbyshire. As a well known accompanist for local artists and organisations in Coventry and Warwickshire she has taken part in many charity concerts. She is principal accompanist for The Atherstone Chorale, whilst finding time in her busy schedule to be the organist at her local church.
As an accomplished flautist she has performed at the Swan Theatre Stratford and with several local orchestras. She has also musically directed shows including The Wizard of Oz at the Priory Theatre, Kenilworth.
As well as composing for Educational Musicals, Katherine has written a number of musical arrangements for various groups and organisations within the Warwickshire area.