Kate Cheetham read Music at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford and has taught at a wide variety of schools. She held the position of Director of Music at Heathside School Weybridge and at Rosebery School Epsom. Since moving to Herefordshire, Kate taught A level Music at Hereford Sixth Form College until retiring in 2022.
Aside from classroom teaching, and playing the piano and cello, Kate has always been a keen choral singer. Sir David Wilcocks was a formative influence during her time singing in the Bach Choir, and Kate studied choral conducting under Manvinder Rattan and Sarah Tennant Flowers, graduating from the Sing for Pleasure advanced choral conducting course in 2015.
Kate has recently been able to fulfil a long-held ambition by learning to play the organ, and was Appointed Director of Music at St. Michaels Church, Ledbury in 2020 where choral singing has now made a return, including the very popular Choral Evensong services. Kate also conducts Bromyard Choral Society.